ALBERT VICTOR (Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence, 1864-1892, Eldest Son of Edward VII)

Excellent long autograph letter signed ("Eddy") to his tutor Rev. J. N. DALTON (John Neale, 1839-1931, Church of England clergyman, Chaplain to Queen Victoria and tutor to Princes George and Albert Victor) telling him that he leaves "Sandringham tomorrow morning with George and arrive at Cambridge by the 1.16 train, if you will kindly have lunch ready for me. George says he would be very pleased to see you, if you care to come to the station to meet us ...", 2 sides 8vo., Sandringham headed notepaper, Sunday, no date but circa

Autograph letters of the Duke of Clarence are unusual due to his early death. He is still considered by some to be the infamous "Jack the Ripper".
When Albert Victor was just short of seventeen months old, his brother, Prince George of Wales, was born on 3 June 1865. Given the closeness in age of the two royal brothers, they were educated together. In 1871, the Queen appointed John Neale Dalton as their tutor and he stayed with them throughout their education. Albert Victor and his brother George were parted in 1883 as George continued in the navy and Albert Victor attended Trinity College, Cambridge. At Bachelor's Cottage, Sandringham, Albert Victor was expected to cram before arriving at university in the company of Dalton, his French instructor Monsieur Hua, and a newly chosen tutor/companion James Kenneth Stephen.

Item Date:  1891

Stock No:  39493      £775


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