Reference numberMS/865/12
TitleLetter from Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Duke of Aubigny, Hampton Court, to Martin Folkes
Date31 July 1733
DescriptionRichmond can only plead laziness for not writing to Folkes, as he had promised letters of introduction to people in Italy. Such things are not easy, since they must be filled with insincere compliments. Cardinal Albani 'is a very odd Curr, Ignorant enough & proud as Hell' but he has a fine library and collection of busts, so Folkes must flatter him about his learning. Gives an account of the character of Princess Pamfilj, who thinks herself equal to any sovereign and he would not advise Folkes to take his wife to see her. He will send more letters in due course. The Duke of Montague is with him and the Duchess of Richmond has been dangerously ill, following a miscarriage. He asks Folkes to pay his respects to the Resident and to Mr. Smith, if Folkes is still in Venice. Richmond has received two of Folkes's letters from Holland and one from Venice, and asks him to continue writing.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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