Lot 787: Catherine Ii

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Lot 787: Catherine Ii: (1762-1796) Empress Of Russia 1762-96, Catherine The Great. A Fine L.S., Ekaterina, In Cyrillic, One Page, Folio, Tsarskoye Selo, 15Th August 1790, To The Prince Of Anhalt-Schaumburg ('Dear Gentle Cousin-In-Law'), In Cyrillic. The Attractively Penned Letter States, In Part, 'With Deep Regret We Participate In The Loss Which You Have Suffered By The Death Of Your Youngest Brother. We Can Feel The Sorrow Devoted To His Memory Due To The Acknowledgment Of The Accomplishments Of This Hero Whom We Conveyed Appropriately Into Eternity, And The Respect Of All The World And The Recognition From Our Side Of The Diligence And Services To Us And Our State By Which He Was Remarkable During His Life....' With Blank Integral Leaf. An Attractive, Very Clean Example. Ex Charles Louis Of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1723-1806) German Prince, Elder Surviving Brother Of Prince Victor Amadeus. Victor Amadeus Of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1744-1790) German Prince And Russian General Under The Service Of Catherine The Great. In 1790 The Prince Joined The Army Of Count Ivan Saltykov In Finland, The Theatre Of The Russo-Swedish War. This Was His Last Military Action; At The Beginning Of Hostilities, Victor Amadeus Sent A Detachment To Drive The Enemy From Pardakoski And Kernikoski And, On 18Th April, While The Troops Were Attacking The Swedish, He Was Fatally Wounded In His Right Leg, And Was Forced To Leave The Field Of Battle, Dying Several Days Later On 2Nd May 1790. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £1500 - 2000
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