Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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April 24

On This Day

On this day in 1815 Anthony Trollope, the English novelist/poet was born. He was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Among his best-loved works is the series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire,
In 1986 Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor died at the age of 89. She was a twice married American socialite when she met the Duke of Windsor. Her marriage to King Edward VIII rocked British society and made him abdicate his throne.
TROLLOPE (Anthony, 1815-1882, Novelist)
Brief LS to Sir Spencer Walpole, (1839-1907, historian and civil servant) saying that he has “sent you the proofs of Mr Val Prinsep’s book ...”, 1 side 8vo., 39 Montague Square headed paper, 7th December 1878
WINDSOR (Duchess of, Wallis Simpson, 1896-1986, Wife of Edward VIII)
Photograph Signed ‘Wallis Windsor’ at the foot of the image, showing her full length and full face, walking up some steps away from her car, 5” x 4”, no place (Bahamas), no date, circa 1942

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