Lot 1051: Orleans, Ferdinand Of



2015-09-16 14:12:07

Lot 1051: Orleans Ferdinand Of: (1844-1910) Duc Of Alençon, Grandson Of French King Louis Philippe. An Interesting Set Of Four Ls.S., Ferdinand D'Orleans, One Letter Of Two Pages, And One Page The Rest, 4To, Claremont, From 19Th December 1860 To 16Th May 1861, To The Colonel Of The Hussars Cavalry Regiment Of The Princess, In Spanish. A Young Ferdinand D'Orleans, Just Arrived To Spain From School In Scotland, And Not Allowed To Go Back To France As A Royal Family Member, Enters The Military School In Segovia, Spain. On The First Letter Ferdinand Thanks His Colonel For His Welcome, And States 'I Am The One Who Feels Proud Serving Such A Glorious Regiment Which Has Recently Obtained Laureate Conquests In Africa…It Is A Honour To Wear Such A Glorious Uniform…'. On The Second Letter Ferdinand Renounces To His Second-Lieutenant Salaries And Indicates 'Please Share Them Out Freely Between The Regiment Members You Will Consider And In The Most Fair And Useful Way..'. On The Third And Fourth Letter Ferdinand Thanks His Colonel For The Queen'S Letter Received, Authorizing Him To Choose The Military Camp Where To Serve In Order To Allow Him To Pursue And Finish His Studies In The City Of Segovia. A Few Years Later He Would Be Offered The Crown Of Spain But He Rejected The Offer. A Few Small Foxing Stains Only To The First Letter, Otherwise Vg, 4. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £80-100
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