Queen Mother handwritten and signed letter

SKU: PT1435

Sale price£1,995
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A handwritten and signed letter from Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900 - 2002), former Queen of England and mother of Queen Elizabeth II.

Dated January 25, 1923, and written on a letterhead from 17 Bruton Street, W.1 - the famous 'lost' birthplace of Queen Elizabeth II, which was demolished in 1937.

Bowes-Lyon wrote this letter just nine days after her engagement to Prince Albert, the Duke of York (later known as King George VI) was announced to the public.

The Prince had previously proposed to her twice, in 1921 and 1923, before she eventually accepted.

Following the announcement, Bowes-Lyon was inundated with letters of congratulation from wellwishers. 

This letter was written in reply to Dora Camberg, an amateur artist, who sent Elizabeth a portrait of her husband-to-be. 

It reads:

“I have received the portrait you have sent me of the Duke of York which has given me great pleasure and which I think is very well done. Thank you very much.

“Yours truly, Elizabeth Lyon.”

Written and signed in black fountain pen ink.

Featuring a tear to the left-hand side which just affects a single word of the text, along with minor toning.

Laid down on a trimmed board. Professionally mounted and framed along with a black and white portrait of Elizabeth as Queen, following her ascension to the throne in 1936.

This attractive display piece measures 393mm by 490mm (15.5 by 19.3 inches).

A superb letter with significant historic context, written by one of Britain's most beloved Royals and bearing the address of a famous 'lost' landmark.

A major addition to any Royal history collection.

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