Autograph letter signed, 3 pages, 4,5 x 7 inch, `White Lodge - Richmond Park` letterhead, 23.11.1897, to Lieutenant Arthur Lowry - concerning the death of the mother of Queen Mary Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge who died on 27th October 1897 - George V also discusses their visit to Ireland and other family issues, written and signed in black ink "George", with a horizontal letter fold - in fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by the original envelope (addressed by George V) with black wax seal and his initial `G.` in the lower left corner. "My dear Lowry, I must send you one line to thank you for your most kind letter, so full of sympathy for u in our sad loss. And the Nation`s loss, as you say, as i know my dear mother in law will be missed by everyone who knew her. Our visit to Ireland gave us both great pleasure, and we shall never forget the kindness and hospitality shown us there and theheartiness of our receptions in all parts of the Country. I am so glad that a cabin will be put up in the new wing of the Sailor`s Home at Portsmouth in memory of poor Warren by his old term. I am sure nothing would have pleased him more and I am glad the idea has given pleasure to his people. How are you all getting on in Crete. I was sorry to see that your rudder had been damaged in a gail. I hope it was not serious but I suppose it will necessitate you going to Malta for repairs, which you will all be very pleased at. We are having nothing but fogs here now. Thanking you again for your kind letter - Believe me very sincerely yours."
|Profession||King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1865–1936)|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||4,5 x 7|
|Type of Autograph||letters|
|Expert comment||very scarce !|