1 page, 4to, integral address leaf, ROYAL ARMORIAL SEAL in red wax (diameter 18 mm. ( 5/8 in.)), in a giltwood frame. Caroline thanks the Duchess for agreeing to the appointment of Lady Suffolk (King George's mistress) as "Maistresse de Robage." Queen Caroline's complacency at the position of Henrietta Howard, acknowledged mistress of her husband, was based on her confidence that her own intelligence and strength of character outweighed the attractions of her rival. -- GEORGE IV (1762-1830), King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover. Autograph letter signed ("George R", with flourish) to James Maitland, Earl of Lauderdale, Carlton House, London, n.d. 1 page, 4to, integral address leaf, seal in red wax (diameter 29 mm. (1¼ in.), crowned monogram "GP" with motto of Prince of Wales), a fine impression. The King asks about James' health. -- PALMERSTON, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount (1784-1865) Prime Minister. Autograph letter signed ("Palmerston") to Baron Hügel, London, 23 February 1827. 2 pages, 8vo, with envelope, ARMORIAL SEAL in red wax (diameter 28 mm. (1¼ in.)), in French, in a giltwood frame. Palmerston discusses arrangements for a presentation at court. -- [VICTORIA (1819-1901), Queen]. Manuscript Letters of Patent, London, 21 May 1874. 1 page, 511 x 662 mm. (20 x 26 in.), ON FINE PARCHMENT, attractively ruled in red at margins, partly engraved heading "This Indenture," in copperplate hand, GREAT SEAL in red sealing wax, blue tax stamp, in a fine giltwood frame. A PATENT granted to W. E. Newton (who has signed at the base of the patent) for "an improved process for preparing hydrate of magnesia." -- [VICTORIA]. Mourning envelope addressed to the Grand Duchess of Baden, 1 December 1890, (191 x 119 mm. (7½ x 4¾ in.), as framed) ROYAL ARMORIAL SEAL in black sealing wax (rectangular, 29 x 23 mm. (1 1/8 x 1¼ in.)), original 2½ penny blue stamp, in a giltwood frame. Together five items. (5) " /> [GREAT BRITAIN - ROYALTY]. CAROLINE OF ANSPACH, (1683-1747), <I>Queen of George II</I>. Autograph letter signed ("Caroline") to [Elizabeth], Duchess of Dorset, Hampton Court, 24 June [1731]. <I>1 page, 4to, integral address leaf</I>, ROYAL ARMORIAL SEAL<I> in red wax (diameter 18 mm. ( 5/8 in.)), in a giltwood frame</I>. Caroline thanks the Duchess for agreeing to the appointment of Lady Suffolk (King George's mistress) as "Maistresse de Robage." Queen Caroline's complacency at the position of Henrietta Howard, acknowledged mistress of her husband, was based on her confidence that her own intelligence and strength of character outweighed the attractions of her rival. -- GEORGE IV (1762-1830), <I>King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover</I>. Autograph letter signed ("George R", with flourish) to James Maitland, Earl of Lauderdale, Carlton House, London, n.d. <I>1 page, 4to, integral address leaf, seal in red wax (diameter 29 mm. (1¼ in.), crowned monogram "GP" with motto of Prince of Wales), a fine impression</I>. The King asks about James' health. -- PALMERSTON, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount (1784-1865) <I>Prime Minister</I>. Autograph letter signed ("Palmerston") to Baron Hügel, London, 23 February 1827. <I>2 pages, 8vo, with envelope</I>, ARMORIAL SEAL<I> in red wax (diameter 28 mm. (1¼ in.)), in French, in a giltwood frame</I>. Palmerston discusses arrangements for a presentation at court. -- [VICTORIA (1819-1901), <I>Queen</I>]. Manuscript Letters of Patent, London, 21 May 1874. <I>1 page, 511 x 662 mm. (20 x 26 in.),</I> ON FINE PARCHMENT, <I>attractively ruled in red at margins, partly engraved heading "This Indenture," in copperplate hand,</I> GREAT SEAL<I> in red sealing wax, blue tax stamp, in a fine giltwood frame</I>. A PATENT granted to W. E. Newton (who has signed at the base of the patent) for "an improved process for preparing hydrate of magnesia." -- [VICTORIA]. Mourning envelope addressed to the Grand Duchess of Baden, 1 December 1890, <I>(191 x 119 mm. (7½ x 4¾ in.), as framed)</I> ROYAL ARMORIAL SEAL<I> in black sealing wax (rectangular, 29 x 23 mm. (1 1/8 x 1¼ in.)), original 2½ penny blue stamp, in a giltwood frame. Together five items</I>. (5) | Christie's