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VICTORIA, QUEEN
Queen Victoria ALS Comforting a Widowed Countess: “We must feel also that he is where there is no suffering, no sorrow, no tears & surely is conscious still of our affections & devotions!”
VICTORIA, QUEEN. (1819-1901). Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India. ALS. ("Victoria RI"). 4pp. 8vo. Balmoral Castle, September 8, 1890. Written on her monogrammed, black-bordered, Balmoral Castle mourning stationery. To Lady Rosslyn, BLANCHE ADELIZA FITZROY (1839-1933). "Your touching telegram reached me yesterday & I would wish to express how very truly & deeply I feel for you & pray God to give you peace & strength to bear this heavy blow – & this irreparable loss! You must be terribly worn by these many months of anxious watching & of hope & fear! But this very watching, for now (I think)… must leave a terrible blank. It is I think so dreadful to feel how one can do no more, the dear one is beyond our reach; but then we feel also that he is where there is no suffering, no sorrow, no tears & surely is conscious still of our affections & devotions! I shall ever remember how kind & loyal he was & value the beautiful poems he wrote. It was very shortly after he wrote the beautiful one for my Jubilee that he began to feel ill – My daughter & Henry wish to offer their sincere expressions of condolence to you & asking you [to] convey the same to your children from me, pray believe me always…"After ascending to the throne of Great Britain at the age of 18, Victoria reigned longer than any other sovereign in the history of the United Kingdom until the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. On June 20, 1887, Victoria celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of her accession to the throne with a Golden Jubilee. Delegations from across Europe attended official eve … [Click Below for Full Description]
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