Document ReferencePl C 27/68
TitleLetter from Robert Woodbridge jnr., at Rev. Mr Dupré's, Tring, Hertfordshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland, Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire; 2 Dec. 1787
Date2 December 1787
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he is the son of duke's baker at Bulstrode; was sent to Eton while his father was prosperous but had to leave when his father suffered some misfortunes; with the help of a friend, however, he has made progress to go to university; has been advised by a clergymen friend to go to Oxford; this friend however cannot give him financial help, and he cannot afford to pay for himself; he now has an ill-paid job, with which he is very disillusioned and he aspires for something more; asks the duke for pecuniary assistance; hopes to have taken his degree by the time he is 23 or 24, and thinks he will then easily get a curacy, with the help of a friend; will then repay the duke; adds he hopes he has not offended duke and asks that if he has it will not affect the position of his father.
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA40428Duprés; - (fl 1787); Rev.; of Tring Hertfordshirefl 1787
NA40429Woodbridge; Robert (fl 1768-1787); Mr; juniorfl 1768-1787
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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