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#160 - Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria

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Scarce 1887 letter by the tragic heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Archduke of Austria and Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary (1858–1889) who died in a suicide pact with his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera. The ensuing scandal made international headlines and remains a cause of speculation more than a century later. ALS in German, signed “Rudolf,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, May 15, 1887. Letter to Austrian writer Joseph von Weilen on meeting for breakfast and lecturing about an article written by ‘the old bishop.’ In fine condition, with one tiny edge tear at the horizontal fold. Accompanied by a letter from Weilen’s daughter, Helene, providing some context of Rudolf’s correspondence with her father. RR Auction COA.

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