The appointment letters of John Durancé George, Dental Surgeon

Writer: Duchess of Sutherland

Date: Monday, April 12th, 1847

Address: Stafford House

The Duchess of Sutherland
presents her Compliments
to Mr. Cartwright & would be
much obliged to him to
let her know if he or Mr.
George could receive her son
Lord Frederick at any time
between 9 & half past one

Stafford House
Monday April 12th

The Duchess of Sutherland presents
her Compliments to Mr. George & is
much embarrassed that owing to a
mistake of her servants her son
was obliged to leave Stafford House
before his answer was received. She
hopes still to be able to make a
fresh engagement for him—

Stafford House


“I have come from my House to your Palace”, said Queen Victoria to the Duchess of Sutherland on visiting Stafford House. The house was purchased by, and completed in 1840 for, the 2nd Marquess of Stafford (later 1st Duke of Sutherland) and was known as Stafford House for almost a century before being renamed Lancaster House. It was assessed for property taxes as the most valuable private house in London.

Poor form to blame the servants.

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