Sold with a superb 'Royal Yacht' photograph album containing an impressive and high quality array of pictures taken aboard the Victoria and Albert between 1904-09, subject matter including Royal Visits to Norway, Greece and North Africa, several of the images purporting to have been taken by Queen Alexandra and one of them inscribed in her hand 'To Captain Nye'; together with a quantity of other original documentation, including Warrants for the M.V.O. and Russian Order of St. Stanislaus; and a variety of menus, invitations and programmes, etc., these latter including a Sandringham Estate 'Game Card'.
M.V.O. London Gazette 30.12.1904. For services aboard H.M.Y. Victoria and Albert.
Engineer Captain Alfred John Nye, M.V.O., was born in 1855 and entered the Royal Navy as an Assistant Engineer in January 1878. Gaining steady promotion over the next two decades, he joined the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert as a Fleet Engineer in 1903, an appointment that he held for the next six years, during which period he participated in a number of Royal Tours, was awarded the M.V.O. and advanced to Engineer Captain. Placed on the Retired List in 1909, in which year he was awarded his Russian Order of Stanislaus, Nye died in London in August 1932.