Lot #256
King Victor Emmanuel III Letter Signed

Victor Emmanuel III announces the assassination of his father, the "victim of a wicked attack" by an anarchist
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Estimate: $600+

Description

Victor Emmanuel III announces the assassination of his father, the "victim of a wicked attack" by an anarchist

LS in Italian, signed “Vittorio Emanuele,” one page, 9 x 13, August 2, 1900. Letter of state to the president of Bolivia, announcing the assassination of his father, King Umberto I. In part (translated): "With the soul grieving with pain, we announce to you that on July 29th of this year, died in Monza, victim of a wicked attack, our most beloved father, His Majesty the King Umberto I. The incomparable virtues of the noble deceased and the friendship that your Republic always shared with him, assure us of your participation in the pain of this immense tragedy." In fine condition, with binding holes along the left edge. King Umberto I was shot four times and killed by the Italian-American anarchist Gaetano Bresci on July 29, 1900.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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