Sophie Dupré - Recent Acquisitions

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

Charming Autograph Letter Signed 'Adélaide', as the recently widowed Queen Dowager to "My dearest Mary" sending her best wishes for her birthday and hoping she has many more in better health than she has been having, hoping that her next year will be "a happy one after all the misery of the last ... I hope I shall hear a good account of yourself that you feel better and stronger and are able to go out again. I am also very anxious about our dear Emily Winchilsea and beg to tell me your opinion of her State. Adolphus has been paying me a visit & has just left us again to return to town. He looks much better than when I last saw him but has not recovered his spirits yet, which I cannot wonder at. It is difficult after such losses as we have sustained & such scenes as we have gone through to regain composure even, & much less one's usual spirits, yet it is not impossible, when one seeks for consolation & support from the only source where it can be obtained. There it never fails. I am going on pretty well, but I feel my aches very much & have been suffering much from Rheumatic pains ... I take as much exercise in the open Air as the weather will allow & feel always benefitted by the Air which agrees here better with me than that of Brighton ..." she ends with the hope that Augusta has recovered, 4 sides 8vo., on mourning paper, St Leonard's, 18th December

Item Date:  1837
Stock No:  40367      £325

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BARRIE (Sir James M., 1860-1937, Novelist & Dramatist, Writer of 'Peter Pan')

Early Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Allen presumably wife of Grant ALLEN (1848-1899 Novelist and Philosopher) saying that he is "wandering Scotland, & so your letter has only run me to earth now. I wish I had been with you yesterday, but I don't expect to be back in London for a month or two. When I return I hope you will ask me again. Ever since I was in your drawing room at [?], I have felt that you have a chair for me ...", 2 sides 8vo., Helensburgh, 31st July

Item Date:  1893
Stock No:  40371      £375

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CHARLES (Philip Arthur George, b. 1948, Prince of Wales) & Princess DIANA (b. 1961, his estranged wife)

Fine Christmas Card signed by both and inscribed by the Princess to "Evelyn", who has added "& much love from", under the printed message of greeting and opposite a coloured photo of the Prince and Princess of Wales seated on a sofa, with William at his father's knee & Harry between them 8" x 6" folded white card with gilt crests on the front, with original typed envelope addressed to Miss Evelyn Dagley, a member of her staff at Kensington Palace, with her initial in the corner, no place, no date but

Item Date:  1987
Stock No:  40368      £1750

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[DESPARD (Charlotte, 1844-1939, Suffragist and Sinn Féin Activist)

Original Unsigned Press Photo titled on the verso "Suffrage ... Deputation of Women at Downing St", showing "Mrs Despard and her friends leaving No. 10 ...", 10" x 8", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1912
Stock No:  40376      £125

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DIANA (Princess of Wales, 1961-1997, ex-wife of Prince Charles)

Superb presentation photo signed and inscribed "Tio Evelyn" with the inscription "Much Love & thanks from Diana" with the date under the picture, showing her head and shoulders smiling, wearing a white beaded dress and a tiara, in original black morocco dome topped presentation frame with gilt monogram "D" with a crown at the head, in original box, 5" x 4", in frame 9" max x 7", no place,

Item Date:  1992
Stock No:  40369      £5750

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