Large collection of autograph letters and manuscripts by C. G. Mannerheim and the Mannerheim family, including photographs.
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The collection comprises 3 autograph letters signed by C. G. Mannerheim, 13 autograph letters signed by his brother Johan (1868-1934), 41 autograph letters signed by his sister Eva (1870-1958), and 103 autograph letters signed by his sister Sophie (1863-1928), all written to members of the family and encompassing a period of nearly four decades. - Mannerheim's manuscripts: I) Autograph manuscript draft, entitled "Mina Herrer!". N. p., . 4½ pp. on 5 ff. 4to. Draft for his resignment as Temporary Regent of Finland (Valtionhoitaja; Riksföreståndare). - II: Typed manuscript with 3 autogr. lines. [Stockholm, 1936]. 1 p. Folio. Draft for a speech as representative of Finland on the occasion of the funeral of King George. - III: Typed letter (carbon copy) signed, and with autogr. complimentary close. N. p., "99. [!] juli 1941". 1 p. Large 4to. Written to Erik van Rosen, Goering's brother-in-law, interceding on behalf of an imprisioned Polish Count. - IV: Autograph portrait postcard signed. Bad Wildungen, 7 June 1936. 1 p. - V: Original photograph, showing Mannerheim in half length pose holding a pipe. As noted on the reverse, the picture was taken by the economist Karin Ramsay, wife of the Finnish politician and an economist Carl Henrik Wolter Ramsay (1886-1951). - VI: Portrait photograph, signed and inscribed. N. p., 1914. 213 x 154 mm. - VII: Original photograph, showing Nicolas II and Mannerheim during a parade. N. p. o. d. 166 x 230 mm. - Two letters (recorded under Johan) were obviously not written by Johan, but by someone else from the Mannerheim family (one of which was John Albert Edvard John-Jakobinpoika von Julin, 1846-1906). - Detailed list available upon request.