* EDWARD VII, King of England (1841-1910). Autograph letter signed ("Albert Edward"), as Prince of Wales, to Mrs. Hope. Sandringham, Norfolk, 12 April 1884.
3 pages, 8vo, on black-bordered stationery, mounting remnants on top of first and fourth pages, light glue stain along right blank margin. The future King writes about the death of his brother, Prince Leopold, 15 days earlier. "It is most kind of you to have written & I feel deply touched at your kind sympathy in the present occasion. You who have so lately experienced a similar sorrow can feel for me in the present occasion above all others. Besides losing a kind & affectionate Brother, the suddenness with which the terrible news arrived - was a terrible shock. Our only consolation is the universal sysmpathy which has been manifested on all sides & which has deeply touched us."
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California