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    Collection of Letters by George V and His Family. Includes:

    George V Autograph Letter Signed "George". One page, 4.5" x 4.75", from the H.M.S. Dreadnought, Malta, December 27, 1886, to Mary of Teck. In full: "My dear Mary, Many thanks for your letter & card, I wish you a very happy new year; I hope Blackburn is very well & that you are spending a pleasant time at Sandringham." This letter was prior to Mary's engagement to George's elder brother, Albert. George V was the second son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and grandson of Queen Victoria. The two became close during the mourning period after Albert's sudden death in 1892, and the match was highly favored by Queen Victoria. The pair became engaged a year later and married on July 6, 1893.

    Mary of Teck Autograph Letter Signed "Victoria Mary". One sheet, 4" x 6", White Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey, July 23, 1894. To Mr. Sheppard, in full: "I hope it will be convenient to you to church me at 11 o'clock next Saturday 28th inst: I will come to the chapel Royal with the Duke. Please let [illegible] know of it or be there, except yourself." Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, Mary was born and raised in England. Her parents were Francis, Duke of Teck, who was of German extraction, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a granddaughter of King George III. She was informally known as "May", after her birth month.

    Francis, Duke of Teck Autograph Letter Signed "Teck". Two pages of a bifolium, 4.5" x 7", White Lodge, Richmond Park, undated. To Col. Saylor, in full: "Should you have nothing else to do, & you [illegible] will come & dine with us, will you accompany her. We dine in the morning dress, as some people coming in the afternoon, will stay to dinner; so yr. toilette will be quite in order & correct." Accompanied by a small note, one page, 7" x 4.5", written on the Old Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company stationary, Windsor, in full: "Send letter of credit left in dressing table drawer - Teck-". Francis was the father of Queen Mary, and a great-grandfather of the current queen of England.

    Condition: Letters range from good to fine; toning with usual mail folds. Some foxing on George V letter and Francis of Teck note has large areas of paper loss, possibly caused by dampstaining that weakened the paper.


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