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ADELAIDE-55790-1.jpg A DANCE WITH THE DUKE
ADELAIDE (of Saxe-Meiningen, 1792-1849, Queen of William IV, Adelaide, Australia is named after her)

Charming Autograph Letter Signed 'Adélaide', as the young Duchess of Clarence, in French with transcription and translation, to 'Ma chère Princesse', saying she is "very sorry ... to learn by your note that you were not well yesterday Evening ... I am very glad ... you retired when you found yourself unwell, and I pray you, Madame, to do so every time you feel the need, for I will be very vexed to see you suffering out of too great politeness towards myself ... I ... do not feel at all tired even though I danced a Waltz with the Duke of Devonshire", (William, 1790-1858, from 1811 6th Duke), and wishing her "a good night" and "to believe me with great regard, Madame, Your very devoted ['affectionnée'] Adelaide", 3 sides 8vo., "Tuesday Evening", no date, circa.1818 - (Transcription)
Je regrette bien, ma chère Princesse d'apprendre par vos lignes que vous avez été souffrante hier au Soir et j'espère que vous vous trouvez mieux aujourd'hui.
Je suis bien aise que vous vous êtes retirée en vous trouvant mal et je vous prie, Madame d'en faire de même toujours [Side 2] quand vous en sentez le besoin, car je serais bien fachée de vous voir souffrir par trop grande civilité envers moi.
Je me trouve très bien après le Bal et ne me sens point du tout fatiguée quoique j'ai dansé [Side 3] une Walze avec le Duc de Devonshire.
En vous souhaitant une bonne nuit, je vous prie, Ma chère Princesse de me croire avec beaucoup de consideration
Madame
Votre bien affe[ctionn]ee
Adélaide
Mardi
au Soir.
(Translation)
I am very sorry, my dear Princess, to learn by your note that you were not well yesterday Evening and I hope that you will find yourself better today.
I am very glad to learn that you retired when you found yourself unwell, and I pray you, Madame, to do so every time you feel the need, for I will be very vexed to see you suffering out of too great politeness towards myself.
I am very well after the Ball and do not feel at all tired even though I danced a Waltz with the Duke of Devonshire.
In wishing you a good night, I pray you, Madame, to believe me with great regard
Madame
Your very devoted
Adelaide
Tuesday Evening.


Item Date:  1820
Stock No:  55790      £325

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ADELAIDE (of Saxe-Meiningen, 1792-1849, Queen of William IV, Adelaide, Australia is named after her)

Unsigned Autograph Address Panel, to the Countess of Sheffield (Harriet, 1802-1889, née Lascelles, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Harewood, wife, 1825, of the 2nd Earl of Sheffield, and an Extra Lady of the Bedchamber, 1836), at Sheffield Park, Uckfield, Sussex, marked by the Queen 'prepaid', on the verso in an early hand is "autograph of Queen Adelaide", the recto with 'Paid' stamp of 21st December 1840 partly overlaying Uttoxeter, 20th December

Item Date:  1840
Stock No:  56684      £40

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ADELAIDE (of Saxe-Meiningen, 1792-1849, Queen of William IV, Adelaide, Australia is named after her)

Unsigned Autograph Part Letter Cover to Sir Henry TAYLOR, (1775-1839, Secretary to the Duke of York, George III, Queen Charlotte, George IV and William IV, Lieutenant General), bearing his name and a pleasing flourish, with part of the conjugate blank panel bearing a plain seal, 5¾" x 5¼" unfolded, no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1835
Stock No:  56685      £35

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ADELAIDE (of Saxe-Meiningen, 1792-1849, Queen of William IV, Adelaide, Australia is named after her)

Autograph Quotation from the Book of Proverbs, signed 'A.R.' and dated, in an attractive embossed rococo lacy border, saying "Prov 16.9, A Man's heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his Steps", on the verso in an early hand is "Queen Adelaide written on her sick bed", the quotation 1 side 3" x 4½", no place, traces on verso of former laying down affecting a few letters of the identification (easily supplied), imperceptible closed tears in edging in two places

Item Date:  1841
Stock No:  56683      £95

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ADEMOLA (Laadapo, Prince of Abeokuta in Nigeria, Alake 1920-62) and Adegboyega EDUN (Secretary 1902-1914 to the Egba United Government)

Album Leaf S 'Adegboyega Edun Secretary - Abeokuta Government' 'Laadapo Ademola Prince of Abeokuta', 1 side small 4to, 3rd July

Item Date:  1904
Stock No:  4458      £75

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