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Document number: 5365
Date: 12 Jul 1875
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GROVE George
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 9th December 2010

[printed notepaper:]
Macmillan and Co. Publishers to the University of Oxford, 29 & 30, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, W.C. London,

July 12/75

Dear Sir,

The article<1> is hardly as forcible as I would desire but it is not without interest and I am inclined to accept it. Would you tell me whether the story about the death of Gustavus the 3rd is a new story or not. In the narration it is said to have been related by the Equerry and written down by Mrs Campbell. But in the notes it is said "from the French"- I can find no reference to it in the Life of Gustavus & should be glad to have the origin of it cleared up. Please address your reply to me at Lower Sydenham S.E.

Yours faithfully
G. Grove

H. Fox Talbot Esq.


1. WHFT had acted as a reader for this article by his cousin, Louisa Charlotte Frampton. Although she never came to terms with MacMillan's on this article, she eventually published ‘Princess Charlotte and Mrs Campbell’ in The Gentleman’s Magazine, n.s. v. 27, September 1876, pp. 275-289. Alicia Campbell, née Kelly, ‘Tam’ (1768–1829), a close family friend of the Framptons, first joined Princess Charlotte’s household in 1805. See Doc. No: 05299; Doc. No: 05793; Doc. No: 02315.