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E-451, Aug. 17, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 8, Item: SC07.02.3.051
Identifier: SC07.02.3.051
E-451
E-451

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] RUSSIAN IMPERIAL TREASURES Article E-451 The “Queen’s Birthday Book”. A volume published in London by Griffith, Farran, Okeden and Welsh in 1887, and dedicated to Victoria, Queen and Empress of Great Britain, Ireland and India, on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee. The book contains thirteen portraits of members of the Royal Families and fifty-five Royal autographs, among which are those of Queen Victoria, May 24th; her Prince Consort, Albert Edward, November 9th; Edward VII, January 8th; his wife Alexandra, December 1st; (sister of the Czarina Maria Feodorovna) and George V, June 3rd. Perhaps the most interesting autograph is that of the Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia while she was the Princess Alix of Hesse and but fifteen years old (June 6th). The book contains the ex-libris of Countess Vorontsov Dashkov, who was Mistress of Robes, the highest position in the Court, and the close companion of the Czarina Maria Feodorovna, mother of Nicholai II. The fly-leaf bears the inscription of presentation: “For dearest Etta, in remembrance of the Queen’s Jubilee, 1887, from your affectionate Mary Adeliade [sic], June 1887”. Mary Adelaide was Her Highness, the Duchess of Teck.

Mrs. John L. Pratt August 17, 1936

FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

Dates

  • Aug. 17, 1936

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

The collection is open for research.

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Conditions Governing Use

No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en

Biographical / Historical

American--1

Extent

1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Sales records

General

Hammer Collection, Russian Imperial Treasures, Fifth Avenue

Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

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