Lot 236: Printed DS, signed twice, "George," two pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 13, no date but circa September 1901. A printed copy of an address made in Canada during his tour of the British Empire, pertaining to the fallen Canadian soldiers at Majubamountain in South Africa that effectively ended the first Boer War. In part: "It is a great pleasure to find myself here again for a third time and that on this occasion the Duchess is with me; and that we together will enjoy the memorable associations and natural beauties of this ancient city and its picturesque surroundings. And it is my proud mission here, in the ancient historic Capital of Canada, hallowed as you say by the struggles of nations and enriched by the blood of heroes such as Wolfe and Montcalm, to come amongst you as a token of that feeling of admiration and pride with which the King and the whole Empire have seen the sons of the Dominion rallying round the Flag of their common allegiance." Nicely signed at the conclusion of each page by George. In fine condition. Accompanied by three letters in French related to the visit.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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