Victoria Letter Signed "Victoria R" as Queen of Great Britain. Three pages, 8" x 13" on black bordered stationery, Court at Osborne, January 31, 1896, a letter of state to the president of Honduras, announcing the death of "...Our much beloved Son-in-Law, His Royal Highness Prince Henry Maurice of Battenberg, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter etc. etc. etc...Consort of Our dearly beloved Daughter Her Royal highness Princess Beatrice, died at sea in his 38th year on the 20th instant, form the effects of fever contracted while on active service in Ashantee. The friendly interest which You have taken our other occasions in Our Welfare induces Us to look with confidence for your kind sympathy..." Countersigned by the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury "Salisbury" as Foreign Secretary. Usual folds, light foxing, several pin holes and tears and left margin, else fine condition.

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