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Bonaparte, Joséphine (1763-1814) - Letter signed regarding poor orphans For Sale
Bonaparte, Joséphine (1763-1814) - Letter signed regarding poor orphans:
Bonaparte, Joséphine (1763-1814) - Letter signed
regarding poor orphans
Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I., and thus the first
Empress of the French.
Letter signed “Lapagerie Buonaparte”. 1p., 6.75 x 8.75
inch, bifolium, Paris, 4 floral An 8 (April 23, 1796). The future empress, who
had married Napoleon scarcely a month earlier, shows her lifetime kindness to
endangered children. In French, translated: “The file of Etienne Thomas
Maussion is in carton no. 125. I don’t know if it has been examined by the
commission. I am taking such interest in these poor orphans because I knew
their mother very well and because the justice that is due to them sincerely
makes me wish that Citizen La Page employ everything in his power to speed up
their case and bring it to conclusion.” With a fine 5.25 x 8.0 inch engraved
portrait of Josephine - London: Henry Colburn 1845. Slightly discolored and
handling wear, else fine condition.
COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY BY ANDREAS WIEMER HISTORICAL
AUTOGRAPHS. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
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1985. During the last 15 years I’m specialized in buying and selling rare
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