Lot 1145: Feodorovna, Alexandra

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Lot 1145: Feodorovna Alexandra: (1872-1918) Empress Consort Of Russia 1894-1917, Wife Of Tsar Nicholas Ii. The Last Tsarina Of Russia, Known For Her Notorious Friendship With The Russian Mystic Rasputin. A.L.S., Sunny, Four Pages, Small 8Vo, Darmstadt, 13Th December 1886, To Ernie, In English. On A Pencil Written Letter Bearing To The Heading An Embossed Blue Crown And The Nfufs Palais Darmstadt Monogramme, The Fourteen Year Old Alix Of Hesse Commences Her Letter 'A Little Line For You Dear Old Boy. What A Sad Day To-Morrow Will Be For Dear Papa & Us & Dear Grandmama. I Wish You Were With Us In The Morning For Driving To The Rosenhohe, I Shall Think Of You, Dear Ella & Irene…' And Further Stating 'You Will Be Astonished To Get This Letter, I Am Sure, But As I Do Not See You Much, I Want You At Least To Hear From Me. God Bless & Protect You, My Old Darling & Let Us All Try To Be What Dear Mama Wanted Us. 8 Years It Will Be To-Morrow.' Concluding 'Good Night? Good Morning?'. A Very Fine Letter Of The Young Princess Referring To Members Of Her Family. Vg Ernest Louis, Grand Duke Of Hesse (1868-1937) Elder Brother Of Alix. 'Ernie' In The Present Letter. Louis Iv, Grand Duke Of Hesse (1837-1892) Queen Victoria Of The United Kingdom (1819-1901) Is The 'Grandmama' Alix Refers To. Alix Of Hesse Refers To Her Mother'S Death Anniversary, Princess Alice Of The United Kingdom (1843-1878), Second Daughter Of Queen Victoria, Died On 14Th December. The Rosenhoehe Is A Park At Darmstadt Were The Mausoleum Of Alix' Mother Is Located. Princess Elizabeth (1864-1918) Later Grand Duchess Of Russia, And Princess Irene (1866-1953) 'Ella & Irene' Are Alix'Sisters. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £800-1200
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