Hubert Lyautey

Lyautey, Hubert

French general (1854-1934). Autograph letter signed. Oran. 8to. 1 p. on bifolium.
$ 203 / 180 € (86143/BN57057)

Announcing his marriage to the nurse and president of the French Red Cross Inès de Bourgoing (1862-1953) to an unnamed recipient: "Je vous annonce mon très prochain marriage avec Madame Fortoul née de Bourgoing - Je me réjouis de penser que vous vous trouviez réciproquement charmants [...]". - Hubert Lyautey and Inès de Bourgoing married on 14 October 1909 in Paris. He had been posted to command a subdivision south of Oran in 1903, rising to the rank of a division general in 1907. In 1910 Lyautey left Algeria for France and briefly commanded a corps at Rennes.

He returned to North Africa already in 1912 in order to participate in the relieve of Fez, which was being besieged by insurgent Moroccans. Until his retirement in 1925, Lyautey served as Resident-General of French Morocco. - Inès de Bourgoing established several Red Cross nursing facilities in Morocco during the term of her husband. After his death in 1934, de Bourgoing divided her time between France and Morocco, also supporting Moroccans in France and, during WWII, Moroccan troups serving in Europe. She was awarded the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite in recognition of her work in Morocco. - With minimal foxing and traces of folds..

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Lyautey, Hubert

Marschall von Frankreich (1854-1934). Autograph letter signed ("Lyautey"). Wohl Aïn Sefra (Algerien). ½ S. Gr.-8vo.
$ 226 / 200 € (33423/BN28594)

To one "cher ami", regretting that he does not know anyone at the ministry of finance: " je ne connais personnellement personne au ministère des finances […]". - On stationery with printed letterhead; centrically torn (touching signature).

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Lyautey, Hubert

Marschall von Frankreich (1854-1934). Autograph lettercard signed ("Lyautey"). Cannes. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.
$ 203 / 180 € (33424/BN28595)

Note to an unnamed addressee, regretting to have missed his visit: "Au regret d'avoir manqué votre aimable visite. Avec le regret de ne pouvoir vous la rendre […]". - On stationery with black border and embossed letterhead; somewhat spotty.

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