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The Anglophile and the Professor

Thu, Oct 19, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 1206

QE II Drawing & Queen Mother Letter to James Barrie

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Property from the Estate of William H. Rasch


Elizabeth II (Queen of Great Britain 1926-2022), Elizabeth (The Queen Mother (1900-2002), and Barrie, James (1860-1937) Autograph Letter Signed with Drawing, important and rare association correspondence, comprising: Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, an autograph letter signed, with holograph envelope, four pages, c. 1932?, to James Barrie, and a crayon drawing by the young Elizabeth of a house, text in full: "My dear Sir James, I am so sorry that I did not realize that you were making your speech tonight, and am hurriedly sending round a very poor house, I fear. Elizabeth insisted on putting in a roof with lots of little windows for the nurserymaid. Please Sir James will you not appeal in her name at all, as I have such difficulties over it, and I am not sure what it is that you wish to say. It is not that I would not feel proud to have her name mentioned by you, only I have had trouble over keeping her name apart from charities etc. But I expect that you only wish to say that she drew a picture for you of what the hospital should look like. Please forgive me for saying all this, but you can imagine what troubles I get into! However, I hope that this very poor drawing may be of little use - I write this in great haste after having met Cynthia who told me your dinner is tonight. I am yours sincerely, Elizabeth". With marginal note: "If you can manage it - will you not let the Press photograph this."

Measurements: Height: of stationary 8 in. x Width: 5 in.


Overall good condition, light wear to edges, very minor toning, faint central horizontal crease from folding, envelope with wear and minor tears and losses to edge.

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