[Arthur, Duke of Connaught, to Lord Colville.] Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'Arthur'), regarding his brother and 'smoking concerts', and an 'entrée card' for 'the Baronne & Madelle. de Fougères'.

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850-1942), son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada [Charles John Colville, 1st Viscount Colville of Culross (1818-1903), courtier]
Publication details: 
The first on letterhead of Bagshot Park, Surrey, 12 January 1886; the second and third on Buckingham Palace letterheads, and both dated 6 May 1899.
SKU: 21377

The three letters in good condition, on lightly aged paper, each folded once. ONE: 12 January 1886. 2pp, 12mo. He is 'very anxious to know the dates of the smoking concerts' as his brother is 'leaving tomorrow', and he 'did not want to bother him with a letter & I felt sure that you would give me the information'. He ends: 'I find deep snow here'. TWO: 6 May 1899. 3pp, 12mo. His friends 'the Baronne & Madelle. de Fougères' are to be 'presented at the Drawing room of the 16th. by the Italian Ambassador', and he 'anxious to obtain the “entrée” for them as the Browne is in delicate health - & not up to very much fatigue – Can you manage this. The reason I write now is that Madelle. de Fougères is in London at the present moment & is I think returning to France tomorrow & only comes over with her mother in time for the Drawing room'. THREE: 6 May 1899. 1p, 12mo. He thanks him for his 'prompt answer' to his request, and asks him to 'send the entrée card to the Baronne de Fougeres at Fleming's Hotel Half Moon Street on the 14th.' Colville was chief Equerry to Queen Victoria.