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VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

Fine Autograph Letter in the Third Person to Arnold ROYLE (Prince Leopold's physician) announcing that "It has given The Queen great pleasure to be able to appoint Mr. Royle to an office in her Household - & she is glad to see by his letter, for which she thanks him, that he is gratified by it. The Queen was very glad to be able to do anything for one who served & watched over her dear child so faithfully & devotedly. She trusts Mrs Royle & her God Child are well? The dear little Duke gained more than 2lbs in weight while he was here ...", 2 sides 8vo., on her black edged monogrammed mourning paper, with original autograph envelope signed with initials, Balmoral Castle, 31st October

Item Date:  1884
Stock No:  40558      £575

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VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

Final pages of three unsigned Autograph formal Letters in the third person to her son Prince Leopold's physician Arnold Royle discussing his health, in one he says "It is much to be regretted that Leopd. went to see Sir Wm. The world knows how delicate he is & it will do him harm morally in the eyes of the public if he wishes to deceive them with his health ...", she further discusses the arrangements for various doctors, including Reid and Hoffmeister, to be in attendance on Prince Leopold, 4 sides 8vo, on black edged mourning paper, 2 with her monogram at the head, together with the received copy or a Post Office telegraph sent from the Queen at Osborne asking "How are Mrs Royle and baby. Who are other sponsors. When is Christening. Would Victoria Helen suit as names ...", 1 side 4to., on printed form, Osborne, 18th August the telegram with small tears at bottom edge

Item Date:  1884
Stock No:  40570      £275

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VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

Fine Autograph formal Letter in the third person to Mr and Mrs Arnold Royle wishing them "joy - most sincerely & trusts that the Baby, to whom she wishes to stand sponsor, will go on well. Let her hear tomorrow how Mrs Royle is going on. The Queen hopes Mr Royle will come for 3 weeks of Dr Reid's holidsy in Scotland. The last 3 weeks ...", 2 sides 8vo, on black edged Claremont headed monogrammed paper, 30th July

Item Date:  1884
Stock No:  40571      £225

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VICTORIA ALBERTA (1863-1950, later Marchioness of Milford Haven and mother of Earl Mountbatten, eldest daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and By Rhine, and of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Royle saying that it "was with great pleasure that I saw in the papers the other day, the birth of your little boy. Uncle has told me since that you have been very ill. I need hardly say how sorry I was to hear it. However I hope you are getting well fast now. I often think of your nice visit to us last summer & should be much pleased if in remembrance of it you would let me now be one of the baby's Godmothers. I shall ask Mr. Royle myself if I can find an opportunity ...", 3 sides 8vo., Windsor Castle headed paper, 26th April

Item Date:  1882
Stock No:  40572      £125

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VICTORIA-ALBERTA-40559-1.jpg THE FOUR ELDER CHILDREN OF LUDWIG IV OF HESSE AND BY RHINE SIGN TOGETHER
VICTORIA ALBERTA (1863-1950, later Marchioness of Milford Haven and mother of Earl Mountbatten, eldest daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and By Rhine, and of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria), and her sisters ELISABETH (1864-1918, 'Ella', later Grand Duchess Serge of Russia, murdered 1918, canonized 1991), IRENE (1866-1953, later wife of Prince Heinrich, brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II) and ERNST LUDWIG (1868-1937, Last Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine)

Extraordinary Autograph Letter in the hand of Victoria Signed by the four oldest children to Mrs Tylor thanking her "many times for the nice presents you were so kind as to send us, the books are very pretty & amusing & gave us all a great deal of pleasure. The Christmas carol in Victoria's book was read to us & amused us very much especially as we had seen it acted in German already & could notice how much nicer the story is as Dickens originally wrote it. The tool boxes you gave us last year are very useful to us & we use them often. It is very cold now & we hope soon to be able to skate if the frost continues. We hope you have all had a merry Xmas & that your dear little white ponies are well. We often think of the pleasant days we spent at Carshalton. We are very sorry not to have written sooner & Mama sends you many wishes for this New Year ...", 4 sides 8vo., on monogrammed notepaper, Darmstadt, no date

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Stock No:  40559      £2500

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