Item #131043 An autograph letter signed by Queen Dowager Adelaide to Louisa Emma, Marchioness of Lansdowne. British Royalty, ADELAIDE, Queen of the United Kingdom and Hanover.
An autograph letter signed by Queen Dowager Adelaide to Louisa Emma, Marchioness of Lansdowne

An autograph letter signed by Queen Dowager Adelaide to Louisa Emma, Marchioness of Lansdowne

Octavo, 3 pages (the first three pages of a bifolium) on mourning stationery.

Creases where folded for posting; splitting at the folds; some tape residue where previously mounted (and with slight loss to the bottom corners of the second leaf, well clear of any text); in very good condition.

The Queen Dowager writes (circa 1840s): 'Marlborough House, March 19th. My dear Lady Lansdowne, Lord Howe having informed me of your kind invitation to a Ball at your House, I hasten to thank you for remembering me & to make my own excuses. My dancing days are over as you know & I do not appear any more at great Parties, which do not agree with my health. I must therefore decline the pleasure of coming to you, but hope that you will call some morning to see me. In the mean time I beg you to believe me most truly, Your affec. & obliged, Adelaide'.

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, the consort of King William IV (1830-1837), is best remembered by her namesake, the capital of South Australia.

Item #131043

Price (AUD): $400.00