Lot 408: Prince Leopold
(1853-1884) Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Leopold was diagnosed with haemophilia as a child which led to his death as an adult at the untimely age of 30. A.L.S., Leopold, three pages, 8vo, Boyton Manor, Codford St. Mary, Wiltshire, 21st February 1878, to 'My dear Hilton', on the Prince's personal printed stationery. The Prince announces 'I fear you will scarcely forgive my neglect of you' and continues to explain that he has been engaged in preparing for his impending travels and only just discovered Hilton's letter '& found to my horror that yesterday was the day. However, I could not have come anyhow, as I have so much business to transact before leaving England' He further explains that he will go to Windsor tomorrow for a few days before leaving for Nice and in a postscript remarks 'I shd. like to hear how the Installation went off'. Some heavy traces of former mounting to the verso of the final page, otherwise VG ]
Estimate: £100 - 120
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