Empress consort of Russia (1872-1918). Autograph lettercard signed with her initials ("AF"). No place. 12mo. 2 pp. In pencil.
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Probably to Princess Marie Bariatinskiy, one of the Tsarina's few friends during her early years in Russia: "Dearest Princess, Please let Maria Pery know that I should [...] like to hear her play this evening at 9. Lamsdorff knows her address, please let him know. Hoping to see you at 12 [...]". - Slight traces of former mounting on verso. Written on both sides of her attractive printed stationery featuring her name in Russian beneath an embossed crown printed in silver. According to documentary sources, much of Alexandra Feodorovna's personal correspondence was destroyed, and only rarely do any of her unpublished letters come to light (we are obliged to Elizabeth Jane Timms for additional information)..