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Lot 494
STUART, CHARLES EDWARD (1720-1788, 'The Young Pretender')

£ 1,200 - 1,500
US$ 1,500 - 1,900
STUART, CHARLES EDWARD (1720-1788, 'The Young Pretender')
ONE OR PERHAPS TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, the letter on the recto in Charles's normal hand signed 'J.D.' [viz. John Douglas, one of his pseudonyms], thanking his correspondent for his letter and enclosure, explaining that he has deferred his reply as he is waiting for an opportunity to do so more fully when it could be carried by someone in whom he has total confidence, at which time he will also receive the remittance for Mr Drumley of 200 francs and a letter to him, concluding with his compliments to 'la veuve de dormer' and her family, and asking him to send some money to 'Mr. Joseph Thompson, Chez La Veuve de Dormer, a Anvers En Flandre', in French, 1 page, quarto, 25 June 1760; the letter on the verso, signed 'Joseph Thompson', possibly in one of Charles's disguised hands, but dated '21 Juin 1760' at the head in his normal hand, asking his correspondent to send on a letter to Mr Drumlee that has come to him, 1 page, quarto, small repair, 21 June 1760

Footnotes

  • These letters were written in the month before his wife, Clementina Walkinshaw wrote to Charles announcing that she was leaving him. Thompson was another of the pseudonyms Charles employed.
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