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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Cataloging Decisions
  • Related Materials in the Huntington Library
  • Biographical Note
  • Children of Dorothy Jordan
  • Biographical Timeline
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Indexing: Subjects
  • Indexing: Added Entries

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Dorothy Jordan Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1794-1852
    Bulk dates: 1794-1812
    Collection Number: mssDJ 1-527
    Creator: Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816.
    Extent: 527 pieces + ephemera in 12 boxes.
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains the papers of English comedic actress Dorothy Jordan (1761-1816), chiefly consisting of correspondence from Jordon to William IV (Duke of Clarence) between 1794 to 1812. The letters primarily deal with domestic matters, as well as Jordan's working life performing in London and on tours throughout England and Ireland, her financial affairs, the Peninsular Wars, and the ill-health of George III and the coming Regency.
    Language: English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Dorothy Jordan Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Purchased from William K. Bixby in two large lots, 1918.

    Cataloging Decisions

    1. This collection of letters remained in the Royal Family for many decades, kept first by Queen Adelaide then passed on to Lord Frederick FitzClarence, who retained the letters until his death in 1854. At some time during his possession of the letters, Frederick made autograph notes as to dates, people and events in the letters; therefore, his handwriting is found throughout the collection but it was decided not to catalog these autograph notes on the folders or in the Finding Aid.
    2. Dorothy Jordan had several names during her lifetime: born Dorothy Bland, though her parents were never legally married, she chose to call herself “Dora” and, in 1782, the theatre manager Tate Wilkinson gave her the stage name of “Mrs. Jordan.” She signed her name in various ways including, Dora Jordan, Dora, and most often, DJ; but, the authorized form of her name was used on the folders and in the Finding Aid.
    3. Dorothy Jordan addressed her letters to the “Duke of Clarence” but his authorized name of William IV, King of Great Britain,…, was used on the folders and in the Finding Aid.

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    Biographical Note

    Dorothy (Dora) Phillips Bland (1761-1816) was born in London on November 22, 1761, into an acting family. She made her acting debut in Dublin, Ireland in November 1779, and her London acting debut at Drury Lane in October 1785. By this time she had received the stage name of “Mrs. Jordan” which she used for the remainder of her long stage career. Dorothy Jordan was the acknowledged greatest comedic actress of her time, just as Sarah Siddons, Jordan’s not-so- friendly rival, was the acclaimed dramatic actress.
    By 1791, when Dora began her 20 year relationship with William, the Duke of Clarence, she already had one daughter with Richard Daly and two daughters with Richard Ford. Over the next two decades, Dora would have 10 more children with the Duke before he ended their relationship in 1811. Theirs was, for many years, a happy, domestic relationship which helped William be the most settled of George III’s oldest sons.
    After 1811, Dora acted for four more years in increasingly failing health and spirits. In 1815, she sailed to France, probably to escape the debts and creditors caused by her sons-in-law who fraudulently signed her name to their debts. She took the name of Mrs. James and finally settled in St. Cloud, France, where she died on July 5, 1816, attended only by a female companion.

    Children of Dorothy Jordan

    With Richard Daly (d. 1813), Manager of Smock Theatre, Dublin (relationship began in 1779)
    • 1. Frances (Fanny) Daly (1782-1821); m. Thomas Alsop, 1808
    With Richard Ford (1758-1806), son of Drury Lane manager (relationship began in 1786)
    • 1. Dorothea (Dodee) Maria Ford (1787-?); m. Frederick March, 1809
    • 2. Son (born and died 1788)
    • 3. Lucy Hester Ford (1789-1850); m. Col. Samuel Hawker, 1810.
    With William, Duke of Clarence, later William IV (began affair in 1791; separated in October 1811)
    • 1. George FitzClarence (1794-1842); cr. Earl of Munster, 1831
    • 2. Sophia (Sophy) FitzClarence (1795-1837)
    • 3. Henry Edward FitzClarence (1797-1817)
    • 4. Mary FitzClarence (1798-1864)
    • 5. Frederick (Freddles) FitzClarence (1799-1854)
    • 6. Elizabeth (Eliza) FitzClarence (1801-1856)
    • 7. Adolphus (Molpuss, Lolly) FitzClarence (1802-1856)
    • 8. Augusta (Ta) FitzClarence (1803-1865)
    • 9. Augustus (Stump, Tuss, Tus) FitzClarence (1805-1854)
    • 10. Amelia (Mely, Milly) FitzClarence (1807-1858)

    Biographical Timeline

    1761
    • Nov. 22 Dora born in Leicester Square/Covent Garden, London.
    1779
    • Nov. 3 Makes acting debut in Dublin, Ireland.
    • Becomes involved with Richard Daly (somewhat against her will).
    1782
    • July Leaves Ireland with her family, joins Tate Wilkinson’s York Theatre Company.
    • Nov. Frances (Fanny) Daly born.
    1785
    • Sep. Leaves York for London, rents rooms at Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.
    • Oct. 18 Debut at Drury Lane Theatre, London.
    1786
    • Nov. Moves in with Richard Ford, No. 5 Grower Street, Bloomsbury.
    1787
    • Aug. Dorothea (Dodee) Ford born.
    1788
    • Summer In Cheltenham on tour.
    • Autumn Gives birth prematurely to a son in London, who dies.
    1789
    • [May or June?] Dora first noticed by the Duke, while acting at Drury Lane & Richmond Theatre.
    • July Grace Bland (Dora’s mother) dies while on tour with Dora in Edinburgh. July/Aug. Dora continues tour through Chester.
    • Autumn Lucy Hester Ford born.
    1790
    • Feb. Dora is back on stage in London.
    1791
    • Sep./Oct. Dora begins affair with the Duke; living in several houses: Somerset Street, Brompton, Petersham Lodge (Surrey), St. James Palace. Somerset St. is Dora’s principle London home (1791-1796).
    • Nov. 4 Dora accepts financial settlement from the Duke.
    1792
    • Mar. Dora is pregnant with first child with Duke.
    • July/Aug. Dora has miscarriage while at Petersham.
    • Winter Dora busy writing the play “Anna”
    1793
    • Jan. “Anna” is a flop and has only one performance.
    1794
    • Jan. George FitzClarence born (Somerset House).
    • May-Dec. Begins acting again at Drury Lane.
    1795
    • Jan. (?) Fanny & Dodee have scarlet fever.
    • Mar. Sophia (Sophy) FitzClarence born.
    • July Richard Daly comes to London to try to hire Dora & see Fanny.
    • July Dora has another miscarriage.
    • Aug.-Sep. Dora acting at Richmond Theatre, Surrey.
    1796
    • Jan. Dora has another miscarriage.
    • Apr. 2 “Vortigern” performed for one night; audience riots, play a forgery & hoax.
    • Sep.-Dec. Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Nov. First dated letter in Huntington's coll., Duke at Windsor.
    1797
    • Jan. Duke offered Bushy House (part of Hampton Court Palace Estates), which comes with the position of Ranger of Bushy Park; Bushy House and Park, Middlesex.
    • Jan.-Feb. Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Mar. Henry FitzClarence born (Petersham).
    • July Dora and children begin living at Bushy House.
    • Summer Dora acting at Richmond Theatre, and on tour in Margate.
    • Sep. Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Autumn Dora takes short working visit to Margate.
    1798
    • Jan.-Mar. Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Summer Dora acting at Richmond Theatre.
    • Autumn-1799, Mar. Dora did not perform.
    • Dec. Mary FitzClarence born.
    1799
    • Dec. Frederick (Freddles) FitzClarence born.
    • Apr. Dora performs in “East Indian” for her Benefit.
    • May-June Dora performs in “Pizarro” at Drury Lane with Mrs. Siddons and Kemble, for Sheridan.
    1800
    • Mar. 18 Dora’s first appearance of the year at Drury Lane.
    • Mar. 20 Dora in Command Performance at Drury Lane for George III.
    • Apr. 3 Dora in Command Performance at Drury Lane for George III.
    • May 15 Dora in Command Performance at Drury Lane; attempted assassination of George III.
    • May 27 Dora plays Lady Teazle for the first time.
    1801
    • Jan. Elizabeth (Eliza) FitzClarence born.
    • Mar. Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Sep. Dora on tour in Margate and Brighton.
    • Sep.-Oct. Dora acting at Drury Lane, “The Country Girl.”
    • Oct. 1 Next dated HEH item, letter and cover from Brighton.
    1802
    • Feb. Adolphus (Molpuss/Lolly) FitzClarence born.
    • Apr. 5 Dora acting at Drury Lane, “The Country Girl.”
    • Aug. Dora on tour in Margate; her costume catches fire but she is not injured.
    • Oct. 1-10 Dora on tour in Liverpool.
    • 1802 Mrs. Sinclair comes to help Dora look after the children.
    • 1802 Dora acquires a house in Golden Square, London, for Fanny, Dodee & Lucy.
    1803
    • Apr. 22 Dora in London, Duke put in charge of Teddington Volunteers.
    • Nov. Augusta (Ta) FitzClarence born.
    1804
    • Jan.-Autumn Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    1805
    • Mar. Augustus (Stump/Tuss/Tus) FitzClarence born.
    • Sep.-Dec. Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Oct. 12 Dora over-exerts herself while singing, has severe chest pains and coughing, breaks a blood vessel, has to be bled; can’t act for 10 days.
    • Oct. 14 Older girls in London with Dora and getting their ears pierced.
    • Dec.-1806, Autumn Dora did not appear on [London] stage at Duke’s request (order?), except for Benefits.
    • 1805 Dora nurses children through measles epidemic.
    1806
    • Jan.? Dora leases Gifford Lodge (near Bushy) for her older daughters.
    • Feb. 12 Dora acts in a Benefit for the actor Tom King’s widow.
    • June George sick, confined to house; George III’s birthday.
    • July Fanny gives a “rural fête” at Gifford Lodge.
    • Aug. Duke throws himself a huge 41st birthday party, attended by Dora & children; Dora attacked by William Cobbett in The Political Register.
    1807
    • Feb. (early) William, the Duke’s first-born illegitimate son drowns when his ship goes down in a cyclone; the family does not get the news until March.
    • Feb. (?) Dora nurses children through whooping cough epidemic.
    • Mar. Amelia (Mely/Milly) FitzClarence born.
    • Spring Henry (age 11) sent away to sea as a midshipman.
    • Sep. Dora returns to the London stage, appearing at Drury Lane.
    • Winter Dora leases new house in Mortimer Street, London.
    1808
    • Jan. Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Apr. 11-May 2 Dora on tour in Bath; this became a yearly visit.
    • May 3-June Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Summer Fanny marries Thomas Alsop.
    • July Gifford (Gyfford) Lodge is given up.
    • Sep. Dora acting at Drury Lane.
    • Oct. 20 Dora at Bushy, Duke in Portsmouth with George, Sophy getting better.
    • Oct. George (age 14) embarks at Portsmouth, for Portugal.
    • Oct. 27 Dora at Mortimer St., Duke wanting a sea command.
    • Dec. 28 Dora begins a long spell of acting.
    • Dec. George fighting on the Peninsula.
    1809
    • Jan. 21-22 Fire destroys part of St. James Palace.
    • Jan./Feb. Dora at Mortimer St., with children.
    • Jan.-Apr. George home on leave.
    • Feb. Fire destroys New Drury Lane Theatre.
    • Feb. Duke of York in huge scandal as his mistress, Mary Anne Clarke, found to be peddling commissions, these allegations were later proved to be false.
    • Mar. 4 Dodee marries Frederick March.
    • Apr. 10-May 2 Dora leaves London to go on tour to Bristol and Bath; 3 ft of snow in Bath.
    • May 3 Dora stays the night at Newbury.
    • May 4 Dora arrives at Bushy.
    • June 3 In Gywadin,Wales, en route to Dublin; Lucy with her.
    • June 4 Travels to Holyhead, Wales, then getting on ship.
    • June 5 Dora arrives in Ireland and travels to Dublin to appear at Crow St. Theatre; double- booked with Kemble.
    • July 4-5 Dora leaves Dublin to return to England.
    • July 6-8 Dora returning from Ireland stays in Bagnor & Corwen, Wales.
    • July 21 Dora at Bushy.
    • July George wounded in the leg at the battle of Talavera; Dora at Bushy.
    • July Henry returned home from the Baltic, then volunteered for expedition to Holland.
    • Sep. 13-14 Dora in Leicester; Lucy with her.
    • Sep. 15-30 Dora in Liverpool
    • Sep. 20 Henry arrives home.
    • Oct. 1-11 Dora in Liverpool;
    • Oct. 10 Dora plays one night in Chester.
    • Oct. 12-20 Dora in Chester.
    • Oct. 23-Dec. [28?] Dora at Bushy; Duke in Weymouth and Brighton some of the time.
    • Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Dora acting at Richmond while Duke in Weymouth.
    • Dec. All family together for Christmas at Bushy.
    • Dec. Duke bans Dora from London stage again, but can act on Tour.
    • Dec. 28(?) Dora leaves Bushy for a tour of Manchester, Halifax, Bradford, Leeds & York.
    1810
    • Jan. 1-16 Dora on tour in Manchester; Lucy with her, Thomas (servant) very ill & can’t be moved.
    • Jan. 17-18 Dora in Halifax & Bradford.
    • Jan. 19-22 Dora in Kirkstall Abbey, outside Leeds.
    • Jan. 23-26 In Leeds.
    • Jan. 27-Feb. 2 In York.
    • Feb. 4-5 Dora home at Bushy.
    • Apr. Lucy Hester marries Col. Hawker.
    • May 28 Dora at Scrooby, Notts.
    • June 1-23 Dora on tour in Edinburgh, Fortune’s Hotel; Fanny with her.
    • June 23-25 In Glasgow [was supposed to play here till July 12, but no further letters].
    • June Duke has serious asthma attack at Bushy, Dora rushes from the North to be with him.
    • Sep. 5-21 Dora on tour in Cheltenham; Fanny with her.
    • Sep. 22-23 In Litchfield; Dora a little stiff from her fall, has got her brother out of London, hopefully he won’t bother her anymore.
    • Sep. 23 In Warrington.
    • Sep. 25-30 In Liverpool.
    • Oct. 1-16 In Liverpool; Mrs. Sketchley accuses Thomas of having women in his room at Cheltenham.
    • Oct. 18 Dora home at Bushy.
    • Nov. 1-30 In Hull; Fanny with her, death of Princess of Amelia.
    • Dec. 2-19 In Manchester; bought another parrot -- companion for Polly.
    • Dec. 20-22 In Rochdale.
    • Dec. Dora at Bushy for Christmas, but not a happy time.
    1811
    • George III has final relapse; Regency established.
    • Jan. 21-31 Dora on tour in Bath; some nights she performed at Bristol (& stayed overnight).
    • Feb. 1-2 In Bath.
    • Feb. 3-4 In Bristol.
    • Feb. 5-15 In Bath; George came for a surprise visit Feb. 7-10.
    • Feb. 16 In Tewskesbury, travelling to Worcester.
    • Feb. 17-24 In Worcester.
    • Feb. 25-28 In Coventry.
    • Mar. 3-6 In Maidenhead; to see Frederick & possibly meet the Duke.
    • July 27-30 Dora on tour in Leeds, staying at Kirkstall Abbey.
    • Aug. 1-10 In (Gilligate) York; Aug. 3 Aldolphus & Frederick leave for school, in preparation to enter the Navy.
    • Aug. 14-15 In Harrowgate.
    • Aug. 16-27 In York; Aug. [24] Henry (age 14) leaves the Navy to enter the Army; leaves for school at Marlow.
    • Aug. 28-Sep. 3 In Wakefield.
    • Sep. 6 Dora home at Bushy.
    • Sep. 17-Oct. 3 In Cheltenham;
    • Oct. 2 Dora receives letter from Duke to meet him in Maidenhead.
    • Oct. 5 Dora & Duke meet in Maidenhead to discuss separation.
    • Oct. 11 Dora in St. James, London.
    • Oct. 13 Dora at Bushy, Duke in Ramsgate.
    • Oct. 16 Dora in St. James.
    • Nov. 29 Dora in St. James.
    • Dec. 16 Dora at Bushy, letter concerning final arrangements.
    • Dec. 23 Deed of Separation drawn up.
    1812
    • [Jan.] Dora leaves Bushy to live in London.
    1813
    • Sep. Dora on tour, South-West & Midlands.
    1814
    • Oct. 17 George and Henry FitzClarence in court-martial trial.
    1815
    • Spring Dora effectively retires from London stage, but still doing some touring.
    • June 15 Waterloo.
    • Sep./Oct. Dora leaves England and sails for Boulogne, France.
    1816
    • July 5 Dora dies in Saint-Cloud, France.

    Bibliography

    Sources used to catalog the Dorothy Jordan Papers:
    Jerrold, Clare. The Story of Dorothy Jordan (New York/London: Benjamin Blom, 1914).
    Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 30, eds. H.C.G. Matthew and B. Harrison (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 699-701.
    Robins, Edward. Twelve Great Actresses (New York/London: The Knickerbocker Press, 1900).
    Tomalin, Claire. Mrs Jordan’s Profession: The Actress and the Prince (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995).

    Scope and Content

    The Papers consist of letters, two manuscripts and ephemera; approximately 500 letters are from Dorothy Jordan to William IV (Duke of Clarence), covering the years 1794 to 1812. The letters deal with domestic matters: the health of their children, renovations to their principle home, Bushy House, and the lives of their family and friends. The letters also deal with Dora's working life as she performs in London and on tours throughout England and Ireland, her financial affairs, the Peninsular Wars, and the ill-health of George III and the coming Regency.
    There is also a small number of letters and two manuscripts by other family members: Sophia (Baroness De L'Isle and Dudley), Lord Frederick FitzClarence, Elizabeth (Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg), George FitzClarence (Earl of Munster), and William IV; also, business related letters from William Adam, John Philpot Curran, John Philip Kemble, Henry Siddons, and George Grey (Earl of Warrington).
    The ephemera consists of two folders containing misc. autograph notes, an envelope, printed material and misc. cover sheets.
    The Hair box is a hide-covered box originally used by Lord Frederick FitzClarence to store the letters of his parents. Please see the Finding Aid (DJ 6) for an explanation of this box and its use. The box is in very fragile condition and curator approval must be obtained before paging.
    Some People Mentioned in the Letters:

    • Barrington, Jonah, Sir (1760-1834) -- Irish Anglophile lawyer, judge & theatre lover.
    • [Hatt? Hott? Hutt?], Thomas -- a servant who travelled with Dora on tour.
    • Dalrymple, William, Colonel -- a neighbor at Bushy, advisor to the Duke & friend to Dora.
    • Hayes, John Macnamara, Sir (1750-1809) -- first Baronet, military physician; appointed physician-extraordinary to the Prince of Wales in 1791 (DNB).
    • Jemmett -- a favourite & trusted servant at Bushy.
    • Keats, [?], Admiral -- was Henry’s first captain at sea, a good reputation.
    • Lloyd, Thomas, Rev. -- Chaplain to William, came to Bushy to live with his family; sometimes travelled with Dora on tour.
    • McMahon, John, Sir, (Colonel) (d. 1817) -- advisor & private secretary to the Prince Regent.
    • Robin -- was a farmer at Bushy House, oversaw haymaking and the harvest.
    • Sinclair, Mrs. -- an aunt of Dora’s on her father’s side, helped look after the children (1802).
    • Sketchley, Mrs. -- a companion to Dora, with her at the end in Saint-Cloud, France.
    • Wilkinson, John -- manager of the Northern Theatre Circuit after his father, Tate Wilkinson, died in 1803.
    • Wroughton, Richard (1748-1822) -- new manager of the Drury Lane Theatre (1796).

    Arrangement

    Organized in the following manner: 1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-12); 2. Ephemera (Box 12); 3. Hair Box (original storage for letters); arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Amelia, Princess, daughter of George III, King of Great Britain, 1783-1810.
    Barrington, Jonah, Sir, 1760-1834.
    Clarke, Mary Anne Thompson, 1776-1852.
    Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, 1771-1851.
    Fitzherbert, Maria Anne, 1756-1837.
    Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806.
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830.
    Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816, -- Archives.
    Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823.
    Munster, George Augustus FitzClarence, Earl of, 1794-1842.
    Pitt, William, 1759-1806.
    Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816.
    Siddons, Henry, 1774-1815.
    Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831.
    Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.
    William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837.
    Wroughton, Richard, 1748-1822.
    Actresses -- Great Britain.
    Methodists -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
    Peninsular War, 1807-1814.
    Regency -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
    Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    Great Britain -- History -- 1789-1820.

    Forms/Genres

    Ephemera -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
    Ephemera -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
    Letters (correspondence -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
    Letters (correspondence -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
    Manuscripts -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
    Manuscripts -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
    Playbills -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
    Playbills -- Great Britain -- 19th century.

    Additional Contributors

    Adam, William, 1751-1839.
    Curran, John Philpot, 1750-1817.
    De L'Isle and Dudley, Sophia, Baroness, 1795-1837.
    FitzClarence, Frederick, Lord, 1799-1854.
    Hesse-Homburg, Elizabeth, Landgravine of, 1770-1840.
    Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823.
    Munster, George Augustus FitzClarence, Earl of, 1794-1842.
    Siddons, Henry, 1774-1815.
    Warrington, George Harry Grey, Earl of, 1737-1819.
    William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, recipient.

    • Amelia, Princess, daughter of George III, King of Great Britain, 1783-1810. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], (1810). DJ 392-394.
    • Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex, 1773-1843. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([ca. 1807?]). DJ 183.
    • Barrington, Jonah, Sir, 1760-1834. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809-[1810]). DJ 243, 252, 266, 390.
    • Battle of Basque Roads. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809, Apr. 22). DJ 225.
    • Betty, William Henry West, 1791-1874. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([1804]-1809). DJ 101, 228.
    • Caroline, Queen Consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1807, Feb.]). DJ 163.
    • Clarke, Mary Anne Thompson, 1776-1852. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1809]). DJ 208, 210-211.
    • Cobbett, William, 1763-1835. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1806, Sep.?]). DJ 124.
    • Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1809, Feb. 8?]). DJ 209.
    • Curran, John Philpot, 1750-1817. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809, June 29). DJ 258.
    • Edridge, Henry, 1768-1821. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([1811?, Mar.?]). DJ 471.
    • Elgin, Thomas Bruce, Earl of, 1766-1841. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1810, June 8). DJ 347.
    • Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, 1771-1851. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([ca. 1806?]-1811). DJ 141, 343-344, 346-347, 511.
    • FitzErnest, George, d. 1828. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809-1811). DJ 274-275, 277, 410, 412, 422, 428, 482.
    • Fitzherbert, Maria Anne, 1756-1837. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([ca. 1798?]-1810). DJ 39, 52, 321, 366.
    • Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1796]-[1806]). DJ 22, 100, 116.
    • Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761- 1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1807]-[1809]). DJ 166, 197, 210.
    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1801]). DJ 58.
    • Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1801]). DJ 58-59.
    • George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([1801]-1811). DJ 58, 88, 95, 100, 181, 240, 247, 296, 389, 391, 395, 397, 403, 407-408, 410-411, 414-415, 418, 423-425, 460, 475, 477, 479, 481, 500.
    • George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820. In George Augustus FitzClarence, Earl of Munster, 1794-1842, letter to [Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816], (1811, Aug. 21). DJ 518.
    • George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([ca. 1798?]-1811). DJ 39, 53-54, 56, 135, 163, 202, 204, 207, 209-210, 402-403, 424, 433, 454, 460, 468, 484, 511.
    • Hamilton, Emma, Lady, 1761?-1815. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1806]-[1808]). DJ 126, 188.
    • Hays, John Macnamara, Sir, 1750-1809. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([ca. 1804?]-1809). DJ 104-105, 109, 267.
    • Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1811, Feb. 17). DJ 457.
    • Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816. In William Adam, 1751-1839, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], (1811, Dec. 16). DJ 1.
    • Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816. In John Philpot Curran, 1750-1817, letter to [Joseph?] Atkinson, ([1809, June]). DJ 3.
    • Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816. In Lord Frederick FitzClarence, 1799-1854, “These letters were given to me…”, (1852, Sep. 28). DJ 6.
    • Keith, George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount, 1746-1823. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([1808, Jan. 9]). DJ 186.
    • Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([1796]-1809). DJ 21, 238-239, 241-242, 245, 249, 254, 283, 305.
    • Kemble, Priscilla, 1758-1854. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1809, June] 6). DJ 238.
    • Kemble, Stephen, 1758-1822. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809). DJ 260, 305.
    • Lefanu, Mrs. (Alicia), 1753-1817. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809). DJ 242, 250.
    • Lefanu, Mrs. (Alicia), 1753-1817. The Sons of Erin. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809, June 12). DJ 244.
    • Lewis, M.G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818. Adelmorn: The Outlaw… In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1796, Apr. 3]). DJ 21.
    • McMahon, John, ca. 1754-1817. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1801]). DJ 52-53.
    • Methodists -- England. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809-1810). DJ 299, 306, 308, 310, 325-326, 331.
    • Munster, George Augustus FitzClarence, Earl of, 1794-1842. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809-1811). DJ 223, 451.
    • Nagle, Edmund, Sir, 1757-1830. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1810, June 18). DJ 356.
    • Nagle, Mary, Lady. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1810, June 18). DJ 356.
    • Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1809, June 16]). DJ 247.
    • Pitt, William, 1759-1806. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([ca. 1796?]-[1804]). DJ 32, 87, 96.
    • Regency -- England. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1801]-1811). DJ 58, 101, 270, 396, 398, 402, 417, 438, 468.
    • Richmond and Lennox, Charles Lennox, Duke of, 1764-1819. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809, July 1). DJ 260.
    • Sailors, Chinese. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809, Sep. 24). DJ 285.
    • Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1810, June 9). DJ 348.
    • Sellis, Joseph, d. 1810. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1810). DJ 350, 356.
    • Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1796-[1806]). DJ 24, 34, 83, 85, 116.
    • Sheridan, Thomas, 1775-1817. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1809). DJ 283, 288, 291.
    • Siddons, Henry, 1774-1815. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, (1810). DJ 347, 357-359, 361-362.
    • Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([ca. 1800?]-1811). DJ 50, 242, 260, 283, 286, 288, 305, 342, 359-360, 467, 500.
    • Soult, Nicolas-Jean de Dieu, 1769-1851. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1809, June 5]). DJ 237.
    • Townsend, John, 1760-1832. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([1803]-[ca. 1807?]). DJ 88, 182.
    • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852. In [Thomas Alsop, d. 1826], letter to [Frances Daly Alsop, 1782-1821], ([1810?]). DJ 2.
    • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852. In George Augustus FitzClarence, Earl of Munster, 1794-1842, letter to [Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816], (1811, Aug. 21). DJ 518.
    • William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837. In Lord Frederick FitzClarence, 1799-1854, “These letters were given to me…”, (1852, Sep. 28). DJ 6.
    • William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837. In Elizabeth, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg, 1770-1840, letter to Lord Frederick FitzClarence, 1799-1854, (1832, Apr. 28). DJ 8.
    • William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to John McMahon, ca. 1754-1817, ([1811, Oct.?]). DJ 14.
    • William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837. In George Augustus FitzClarence, Earl of Munster, 1794-1842, letter to [Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816], (1811, Aug. 21). DJ 518.
    • William Henry, Prince, Duke of Gloucester, 1743-1805. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1805, Aug.]). DJ 108.
    • Wroughton, Richard, 1748-1822. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letters to William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837, ([1797?]-[1807?]). DJ 34, 48, 175-176.
    • Alsop, Frances Daly, 1782-1821. Addressee for [Thomas Alsop, d. 1826], ([ca. 1810?]). DJ 2.
    • Cattermole, Richard, 1795?-1858. Addressee for George Augustus FitzClarence, Earl of Munster, 1794-1842, ([ca. 1825?]). DJ 517.
    • Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, 1771-1851. Addressee for Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, ([1811, Oct.?]). DJ 11.
    • FitzClarence, Frederick, Lord, 1770-1840. Addressee for Elizabeth, Landgravine of Hesse- Homburg, 1770-1840, (1832-1837). DJ 8-9.
    • McMahon, John, ca. 1754-1817. Addressee for Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, ([1811, Oct.?]). DJ 14.
    • Sketch -- Front of Bushy House. In Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, letter to [William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837], ([1806, Nov.?]). DJ 134.
    • William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837. A.N. on verso of letter from Dorothy Jordan, 1761-1816, to Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, 1771-1851, ([1811, Oct.?]). DJ 11.
    • William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837. Addressee for George Augustus FitzClarence, Earl of Munster, 1794-1842, (1811, Aug. 14). DJ 519.