QUEEN VICTORIA TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON ~~ “The Queen quite forgets.”
VICTORIA, QUEEN (ALEXANDRINA VICTORIA). (1819 –1901) Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Scarce, early Autograph Letter Signed, twice, in the third person, “The Queen”.
ELIZABETH I ~~ GRANTS A LETTERS PATENT — IN 1588
ELIZABETH I. (1533-1603). Queen of England and Ireland; only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; sometimes called “the Virgin Queen”; last of the Tudor monarchs. Rare Manuscript Document boldly Signed “Elizabeth R”, as Queen at upper left. One page, oblong folio, vellum, in Latin and Olde English. No place, February 8, 1588. Countersigned by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, as Lord High Treasurer, and leader of her Privy Council.
EXTREMELY-RARE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY KING HENRY VII — CHECKING THE ACCOUNT BALANCES OF THE ROYAL TREASURY, OVER 515 YEARS AGO
HENRY VII. (1457-1509). First Tudor King of England. Extremely-rare Manuscript Document Signed, as King, with his monogram ‘HR’, in Latin. “Bawetre [Bawrtry], 22nd year of Henry VII [1506-1507].
KING GEORGE III — INTERVENES IN THE POLITICAL SQUABBLE FOR POWER BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER ROCKINGHAM, AND LORD SHELBURNE, WHO WAS TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER JUST 3 MONTHS LATER AFTER ROCKINGHAM’S DEATH, AND WHOSE APPOINMENT TO THE OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER WAS MADE WITH THE CONDITION OF ENSURING PEACE — WITH THE AMERICAN COLONIES
GEORGE III. (1738-1820). King of England, (1760-1820). Scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “George R”, as King. One full page, quarto. Windsor, April 5, 1782. Very fine condition. To “My Lord”. A remarkably important royal statement of command, written in the form of a letter.
A WONDERFULLY REVEALING LETTER FROM THE FUTURE KING EDWARD VIIIth
EDWARD VIII. (1894-1972). King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Emperor of India (January 20-December 11, 1936); later known as the Duke of Windsor; abdicated the British throne for: “the woman I love”. Lengthy, Autograph Letter Signed “Edward”, as Prince, to “Spencer”. May 1st, 1925. Revealing biographical content.
GEORGE V — ATTRACTIVE ALS AS KING
GEORGE V. (1865-1936). King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India (1910-36). Autograph Letter Signed, “George R.I.”, on crested and imprinted Buckingham Palace stationery. Two pages [front and back], octavo. London, June 27, 1925. Excellent condition.
LONG LETTER FROM QUEEN MARY, CONSORT TO GEORGE V
MARY, PRINCESS. (1867-1953). Queen Consort of George V, Empress of Indian and Queen of Ireland. Autograph Letter Signed, “Mary,” on White Lodge Richmond Park black-bordered mourning stationary. Four pages, octavo. No place. February 4, 1892.