Lot 237: King James II

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2015-06-29 15:05:35

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Lot 237: The last Catholic monarch (1633–1701) to reign over the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, crowned in 1685. ALS signed "J," one page both sides, 6.5 x 8.75, August 15, no year but notated 1683. Letter to his niece Charlotte Fitzroy, the illegitimate daughter of Charles II. In part: "You will easily believe this place is not very full, but that does not hinder bassett being almost every night at the Queens and Dutchesses, and crimp at the Ds. of Portsmouths, his Ma: was buck hunting on Monday last in Cranborne, the Dutchesse and the rest of the Ladys that use to ride were there, t'was the first tyme she and my daughter had ever seen that sport, they liked it very well…tomorrow I am to stag hunt." In fine condition, with intersecting folds and light show-through from writing to opposing sides. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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