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XENIA ALEXANDROVNA (Grand Duchess, 1875-1960, Sister of Nicholas II and Wife of his Cousin Grand Duke Alexander)

Autograph letter signed on both sides of a plain postcard to 'Dear Miss Kraty' thanking her for her letter "& sending me Nadia's", (Princess Nadejda Dmitrievna, 1933-2002, only daughter of the writer's fourth son Dmitri Alexandrovich, 1901-1980), "& also for the book - it wasn't the one I meant so I suppose it is somewhere" among Nadia's mother's things, (Russian-born Marina, 1912-1960, née Countess Golenistcheva-Kutuzova), "The one you sent belongs to Xenia", (Princess Xenia Andreevna, 1919-2000, elder daughter of the writer's eldest son Andrei, 1897-1981), "& her brothers", Michael & Andrew, "Poor little thing - she does miss you & feels 'homesick'! I wonder what was the matter with her Mama. Not one of the family has ever written to me which I call beastly! I wonder why a french school was chosen for her, tho' on the other hand it is a good thing she is learning french", the Grand Duchess is very worried about her second son Feodor, (Feodor Alexandrovich, 1897-1968), "he had another hemorrage a week ago and is laid up again - too unfortunate and such a set back. He feels weak, very nervous, and is altogether very cut up! The D[octo]rs say it isn't alarming, but that doesn't help matters, as he feels none the better for it. He is going to the Sanatorium this week, probably dreads the thought of it - poor dear - as [he] hates the place! ...", continuing about "M[other] Martha", whose presence in spite of deafness and other ailments "is such a comfort and help", at Balmoral it is "more like November", 2 sides postcard, Balmoral, 3rd April

Item Date:  1944
Stock No:  38066      £975

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YAMA XVI (Pan Sukhum, 1862-1938, Pasha, former regent of King Ananda Mahidol)

Fine photograph signed by him in western characters and dated by him in Thai numerals "14.4.6", showing him head and shoulders in uniform with medals and decorations, 8" x 5½", in original wooden frame 14½" x 10½", no place, 14th April

Item Date:  1906
Stock No:  38625      £3750

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YORKE (Hon. Alexander Grantham, 1847-1911, fifth son of the 4th Earl of Hardwicke, Extra Groom in Waiting to Edward VII, 1901)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Mrs Evy', saying he is "sorry you are not coming to England but I am not sure but that you are wise ... I am told all food will be doubled in price & house rents are enormous. The drawing room lists are all closed now & I fear it is hopeless to try and get in. I hear from an old friend of mine who is publishing a book that he too is advised to postpone it till after the Jubilee ... I am so glad you have seen Lady Lytton. I got a glimpse of her in Paris ... I know nothing yet about my waiting but if I am on duty during June I shall try & let my new house for the month & make a little money ... It was very nice of Sir Arthur to say what he did ... I have not forgotten the buttons for baby's brooch but am on the look out for them", 4 sides 8vo., 32 Orchard Street, W., 25th April no year.

Item Date:  1887
Stock No:  13570      £40

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ZEDDELER (Julia, b. 1866, Ballerina, sister of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, 1872-1971, and wife of Alexander, Baron)

Autograph letter signed, in Russian with translation, to her nephew Slava Kschessinsky (Astafiev) (d. 1976), sending him and his wife best wishes for Christmas, "please do not scold me for not writing for so long and for not sending the photographs you asked for ... Aunt Mala is guilty ... she was so busy, in the end she had her photograph copied and mine and Vova's she forgot. Aunt Mala sends hers as a present ... but I beg you to make a copy of mine and Vova's and return them to us as we have not got any more ...We are always thinking of you", 2 sides card, Paris, 20th December

Item Date:  1937
Stock No:  17219      £375

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ZOG I (Ahmed Bey Zogu, 1895-1961, King of Albania 1928-1939, and his Queen, GERALDINE, b. 1915, née Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyi)

Fine pair of signatures on card, n.d., c.

Item Date:  1960
Stock No:  19861      £425

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