COLLINS (Arthur, 1845-1911, Equerry and Comptroller for Princess Louise, Queen Victoria's 4th daughter and Gentleman Usher in the households of Queen Victoria and Edward VII)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed, marked 'Private' to Dr ALLCHIN (William Henry, 1846–1912, Physician and lecturer on comparative anatomy, physiology, pathology and medicine at Westminster Hospital) saying that "H.R.H. the Princess Louise wishes me to send you enclosed letter; there has been some mistake if appears & I sent it to Lord Cadogan too soon, he has read it, and so I should think if you want to say more about the matter, it would be better it should take the form of a postscript or appendix, & I could copy it out & send it to Ld Cadogan with the letter I now enclose, which please return, otherwise if an entirely fresh letter is sent he may think it strange. I notice Sir W. Jenner writes to H.R.H. that your statement is unanswerable ...", 4 sides 8vo., with original envelope, Kensington Palace headed mourning paper, 17th May

Collins attended Princess Louise in her role as the wife of John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (at that time Marquis of Lorne), who was Governor General and Vice Regent of Canada between 1878 and 1883. He represented the Princess at the funerals of Lord Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli, and William Ewart Gladstone, the two competing Prime Ministers during Queen Victoria's reign. Collins attended as a Gentleman Usher the coronation of King Edward VII and probably Victoria's funeral.

Item Date:  1884

Stock No:  40597      £125

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