DescriptionLouis-Philippe, Comte de Paris. Autograph Letter Signed: "L P D'Orleans/Comte de Paris", two pages, 4" x 5.25", front and verso. Paris, March 7, 1875. In English, to General Daniel E. Sickles. In full: "The Countess de Paris wishes me to propose to you and to Mrs. Sickles to go in her box to the new Opera House on Friday next. She hopes to be able to go herself for the first time since her confinement and would be very glad to afford to you that opportunity to see the new House from one of its best boxes. I hereby send you my card as an admission ticket. Believe me yours truly." Two strips of glassine paper have been affixed on two tears. Accompanied by the card, 3" x 1.5", engraved "Comte de Paris" in the center, torn at left with glassine paper affixed on verso. Upon the card, Philippe has penned, in French: "Good for two persons/four the Representation/of Friday 12 March/to the New Opera/L P O."
Louis-Philippe Albert d'Orleans, Comte de Paris, was the grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of France from 1830-1848, and became Prince Royal, heir to the throne, when his father died in 1842. He volunteered to serve in the American Civil War in the Union Army and, as Captain Philippe d'Orleans, he served on General George McClellan's staff from 1861-1862. In 1864, he married his cousin, Marie Isabelle d'Orleans of Spain, whose father was the youngest son of King Louis-Philippe I. Civil War General Daniel E. Sickles had served as U.S. Minister to Spain from 1869-1873. His first wife had died in 1867 and, in 1871, he married Carmina Creagh, daughter of a Spanish Councillor of State. Two items. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.
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