Special and Named Printed Collections

Prints in the Walter Blaikie Collection on deposit in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Title:An elegy on the much lamented death of His Royal Highness William, Duke of Cumberland, who died suddenly on Thursday, October 31, 1765, at his house in Grosvenor-Square, in the 46th year of his age.
Description:On the death of Cumberland. Broadsheet with Title at top, followed by a picture of a man and some kind of column with a candle structure on the top surrounded by two columns. Below that are two columns of verse, lamenting the death of the Duke of Cumberland
Subject:William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, 1721-1765
References:WB 141
Notes:Letterpress item. Single sheet, with two columns of poetry, headed by a crude woodcut of the duke. Not in NLS, not in ESTC Faded in spots

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