QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901) & OTHERS
Autograph letter signed with initals ("VR1") to Dr Cameron Lees, 3pp., 8, on Windsor Castle headed paper with 'VR' monogram, 12 December 1887.
Expressing sympathy: "I do so feel for you and understand your sufferings! How sad time is that awful silence and that longing and praying for a sign...You're right not to be alone - it is not good. Some friend who sympathizes with you and to whom you can talk should be with you! Mentioning that "children are alas! too young to be of comfort", she concludes: "No child can ever replace the partner of one's life".
Autograph letter signed with initials "VR1" to an unnamed recipient [but to Dr Cameron Lees], on Balmoral Castle and 'VR' monogramed headed paper, 4pp., 8, 2 November 1887.
"It is to ask you to christian my little highland granddaughter" [Princess Eva of Battenberg, daughter of HRH Princess Beatrice]. "I am most anxious you should do my children and I being most desirous that the Baptism should take place here as proposed by you." she discusses the service and requests that he acknowledge her letter by telegraph.
One-page autograph letter, unsigned, possibly to Dr Cameron Lees, on Balmoral with 'VR' monogram headed paper, 8, 22 November 1887, mentioning her Jubilee.
Autograph letter to unnamed recipient, most likely to be Dr Cameron Lees, signed with initals "VR1", on Balmoral Castle and 'VR' monogram headed paper, 1 1/2 pp., 8, 12 June 1899.
In somewhat scribbled writing, as a result of her worsening blindness toward the end of her life, she writes: "I am anxious that you should have a little remembrance of my 80th birthday and beg you to accept this...I can still hear it ?dance".
With a cropped document signed ("Victoria RI") and others including a letter signed (?"Grathie Mcure") and dated 14 September 1932 explaining that Dr Cameron Lees was in Melbourne, Australia and Salt Lake City, USA when Queen Victoria wrote to him three times before she received a reply and he hurried back to Edinburgh to take the service. (11)