Lot #247
Louis Bonaparte

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Estimate: $200+

Description

Brother of Napoleon (1778-1846) made King of Holland by Napoleon on June 5, 1806. Louis took his duties seriously, adopting the Dutch form of his name, learning the language, and making a concerted effort to be a responsible, independent ruler. LS in French, signed "Louis," one page, 7.5 x 8.75, June 18, 1806. Letter to Monsieur C. C. De Carpentier. In part (translated): "I have received, Sir, your letter...expressing your desire for a place at the court of His Majesty the Emperor and King...I have made your request known to His Imperial and Royal Majesty." Bonaparte has added a closing line in his own hand, "I desire that it be received favorably." Second integral page bears an address in another hand as well as a mostly intact red wax seal on which the imperial eagle and crown are clearly visible. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and some mild circular toning from wax seal.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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