Lot 340: Nicholas I

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:39

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Lot 340: LS in Cyrillic, signed "Nicholas," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.75 x 14, April 6, 1840. Important letter to King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies announcing the birth of his granddaughter, Princess Alexandra Romanovskaja. In part (translated): "With heartfelt pleasure We are announcing that by the Goodness of the Almighty Our Dearest Daughter, Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna on March 28 successfully gave birth to the Daughter who was named Alexandra. We are confident that Your Majesty due bonds of friendship joining Us, will take part in the joyful event for Us and the Imperial House." Boldly signed at the conclusion by Nicholas I and countersigned by Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Nesselrode. Partial separations to adjoining fold, light soiling, a few tiny repaired edge tears, and areas of toning due to large envelope seal, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope which retains portions of the large red wax seal. Sadly, Princess Alexandra Romanovskaja passed away in childhood at the age of three. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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