Lot 1083: Edward Viii



2015-09-16 14:12:11

Lot 1083: Edward Viii: (1894-1972) King Of The United Kingdom January - December 1936. Later Duke Of Windsor. A Good A.L.S., Edward P, As Prince Of Wales, Two Pages, 8Vo, St. James' Palace, 9Th May 1921, To Leila Gough-Calthorpe, On The Prince'S Personal Monogrammed Stationery. The Prince Writes To Thank His Correspondent And The Commander-In-Chief For Their Hospitality And For Making Him Very Comfortable, Adding That He Is Sorry His Stay Was So Short And Remarking 'I Would Far Sooner Have Remained At Portsmouth These Next Few Days So As To Escape All These "Japs" In London Who Have Come At A Very Inopportune Moment & Are Really A Great Nuisance Just Now!' Accompanied By The Original Envelope (Stamp Torn Away) Hand Addressed By The Prince To The Hon. Leila Gough-Calthorpe At Admiralty House, Portsmouth, And Signed ('Ep') By Edward With His Initials In The Lower Left Corner. About Ex. Effie 'Leila' Gough-Calthorpe (C.1868-?) Wife Of Sir Somerset Gough-Calthorpe (1865-1937) British Admiral Of The Fleet, Commander-In-Chief, Portsmouth, From 1920. Crown Prince Hirohito (1901-1989) Visited England During His Six Month Tour Of Europe In May 1921, Becoming The First Japanese Crown Prince To Travel Abroad. Upon His Return To Japan Hirohito Became Regent In Place Of His Ailing Father. The Prince Of Wales Accompanied The Crown Prince On A Number Of Official Engagements Including The Inspection Of A Guard Of Honour Of World War I Heroes At The Guildhall And A Carriage Procession Along Fleet Street In London. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £400-600
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