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AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION -- European royal families, 19th Century. A collection of autograph letters signed to members of the Mensdorff-Pouilly family (chiefly to Counts Albert and Alphonse), 1831-1876 and n.d., the correspondents including VICTORIA, Queen of England (3 January 1848, a friendly letter sending New Year's greetings, 4½ pages, 8vo), Prince ALBERT (14 October 1858, on political and social questions, 6½ pages, 8vo), EDWARD VII (undated), WILHELM II of Prussia (1876), LEOPOLD I of Belgium (3 letters, 1831-1862), Victoria, Duchess of Kent (7 letters, one lacking opening pages), and Victoria of Prussia (3 letters, one lacking opening pages), altogether 17 letters, usually sending greetings and family news, the majority in German.

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AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION -- European royal families, 19th Century. A collection of autograph letters signed to members of the Mensdorff-Pouilly family (chiefly to Counts Albert and Alphonse), 1831-1876 and n.d., the correspondents including VICTORIA, Queen of England (3 January 1848, a friendly letter sending New Year's greetings, 4½ pages, 8vo), Prince ALBERT (14 October 1858, on political and social questions, 6½ pages, 8vo), EDWARD VII (undated), WILHELM II of Prussia (1876), LEOPOLD I of Belgium (3 letters, 1831-1862), Victoria, Duchess of Kent (7 letters, one lacking opening pages), and Victoria of Prussia (3 letters, one lacking opening pages), altogether 17 letters, usually sending greetings and family news, the majority in German.

Queen Victoria regarded her four Mensdorff-Pouilly cousins, sons of her maternal aunt Princess Sophia of Saxe-Coburg, as 'out and out the nicest cousins we have'. They were also first cousins of Prince Albert and nephews of Leopold I of Belgium. (10)
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