Reporting on a search of family archives for correspondence between Empress Alexandra of Russia to his mother (and her sister) Princess Victoria, in a typed letter, signed ("Mountbatten of Burma")

10 July 1970, from his estate in Hampshire, to Craig Schermer in Cleveland, Ohio. Romsey, Hampshire, 1970. 8vo. Two pages, approximately 125 words, in part: "To our surprise and disappointment the only letter we can trace from the Empress Alexandra to my mother is one written in 1884, as a schoolgirl, and one or two written to me when I was a young child. These contain nothing of any interest … Some of our papers are still in the Hessian Grand Ducal Archives"; accompanied by the original envelope (stamp scavenged). Mountbatten served as the Supreme Allied Commander in Southeast Asia during the last years of World War II and oversaw the independence and partitioning of India and Pakistan. Very good. Folded. (#6400). Item #59374

Price: $150.00