Lot 746: Edward Vii


2015-07-10 15:43:22


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Lot 746: Edward Vii: (1841-1910) King Of The United Kingdom 1901-10. A.L.S., Albert Edward, As Prince Of Wales, Two Pages, 8Vo, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, 14Th December N.Y., To Lady Lonsdale. The Prince Writes That It Would Give Himself And The Princess Great Pleasure If His Correspondent Were To Dine With Them Next Sunday And Continues 'I Understand That Lonsdale Is Away Yachting But If He Should Be Back We Should Of Course Be Charmed To See Him'. With Blank Integral Leaf. Two Extremely Small, Minor Pinholes To The Upper Edge Of The First Page, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature, Vg Lady Grace Cecilie Gordon (1854-1941) Lady Lonsdale. Wife Of Hugh Lowther (1857-1944) 5Th Earl Of Lonsdale. English Nobleman And Sportsman Who Donated The Original Lonsdale Belts In 1909 For The Boxing Championship Trophy. The Earl Of Lonsdale Was, Indeed, A Keen Yachtsman And In 1896 Raced Kaiser Wilhelm Ii'S Yacht, Meteor, At Cowes Royal Regatta, Taking 17 Of The 22 Prizes. King Edward Vii Reportedly Once Remarked Of Lonsdale That He Was 'Almost An Emperor, But Not Quite A Gentleman'. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 150
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