GEORGE VI. 12953



Autograph Envelope, signed GRI lower left, addressed by the King to Sir Edward Peacock G.C.V.O., 8 Bishopsgate, E.C.2. 4 x 5 inches, in very good condition, some light fold marks, marked ‘Personal, By Hand’ by the King. Royal monogram on envelope flap. Undated. King George VI (reigned 1936-1952). Sir Edward Peacock (1871-1962) was made Receiver General to the Duchy of Cornwall, which entailed dealing with the Royal finances, in 1929. For these services, he was knighted by George V in 1934. He was Receiver General until the death of George VI in 1952. Peacock was in Washington, D.C. during World War II, liaising between the United States government and the Bank of England. Just before the war, he and Montagu Norman were asked by Admiral John Henry Godfrey of Naval Intelligence to find him a personal assistant. He found and recruited Ian Fleming, who later wrote the James Bond novels.