Kaiserin von Österreich (1837-1898). Autograph letter signed. Gastein. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit gedr. Briefkopf "Villa Meran".
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Kind words written from Gastein, where she was spending her summer holidays, to the just-departed German Emperor Wilhelm I, whom Franz Joseph met in Gastein, Salzburg or Ischl almost every year since 1871, in spite of the fact the neither ruler felt very kindly toward the other (cf. Vocelka, Franz Joseph I , p. 244): "Would your Majesty permit me to send you these flowers from our Alps, in remembrance of the happy hours which I had the enjoyment of spending here with you. I remain in fond love, your Majesty's much devoted Elisabeth".