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Early Autograph Letter Signed "Tora" to "My dear Jonnie", (1868-1935, Princess, Daughter of Edward VII & Alexandra)
- thanking her "for writting me such a nice letter . Eddy and Georgie" (her brothers Albert Victor and George V), "are staying with us now, but they are going away so soon now", they were serving on HMS Bacchante, 1879-1882, visiting many British colonies, "but they are coming to London first so you will see them . I am very glad that you stayed with Ellen for a few days because then you are not alone", with sympathy for "one of the poor little kittens . it must have died of cold I suppose in the doves house where we saw them", she is "very glad that you go out a great deal because you can never get out in London. Walkley & Marie" send their love in return, she describes how "last night a man named Vance came on board here & sang and acted", and how they were not allowed to stay up though "lots of children came and they were all younger than us", ending "Good bye . I remain Yours loving little Tora", fine crest from the Royal Yacht Osborne in blue and gold with Prince of Wales's feathers at the head, 3 sides 8vo., Royal Yacht Osborne, 7th September Mrs Elizabeth Jones ('Jonnie', d. 13th May 1881), was for 14 years the much-loved nanny to the Prince & Princess of Wales's children. Mrs Walkley was also in their Household as a nurse.
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