military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and Finnish statesman (1867-1951). Large collection of autograph letters and manuscripts by C. G. Mannerheim and the Mannerheim family, including photographs. Various places. Large collection of autograph letters and manuscripts by C. G. Mannerheim and the Mannerheim family, including photographs.
$ 39,799 / 35.000 €
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..