THE FOURTEEN YEAR OLD PRINCESS WRITES TO GLADSTONE'S DAUGHTER ALICE (Maud Mary, 1843-1878, Princess, Daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & mother of Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia)

Fine effusive Autograph Letter Signed to "My dear Agnes" (Gladstone, 1842-1931, Eldest daughter of William Gladstone and his wife Catherine, married Edward Wickham) thanking her "so much for your splendid nosegay, it was so kind of you, dear Agnes, to think of sending it to me. I am delighted with the pretty flowers & they make our room look so nice. I return you the book you lent me with many thanks. I liked it very much, particularly the last part, and I like the style in which it is written especially ...", 2 sides 8vo., on mourning paper, Buckingham Palace, 27th February

Alice showed an interest in nursing, especially the work of Florence Nightingale. She nursed Prince Albert in his last illness, the soldiers in Germany in the wars of 1866 and 1870, and her own husband and daughters in 1878 before succumbing to diphtheria herself.

Item Date:  1857

Stock No:  41654      £775

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