[Prince Metternich [Paul Graf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht], German Ambassador in London.] Autograph Signature ('P. Metternich') to secretarial letter, in English, to Sir William Colville, asking for clarification on 'the printed Rules of Ceremony'.

Prince Metternich [Paul Graf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht] (1853-1934), Prussian and German Ambassador in London and Constantinople [Sir William James Colville (1827-1903)]
Publication details: 
8 May 1900. With embossed letterhead of the Germany Embassy in London ('Kaiserlich Deutsche Botschaft in London').
SKU: 22860

2pp, 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with traces of paper from mount on inner margin of recto of leaf. Folded twice. Only the signature is in Metternich's hand. The letter is addressed to Colville at his London residence, 47 Chester Square, and begins: 'Dear Sir William, | Would you kindly give me your advice on the following case, which does not seem to me quite explained by the printed Rules of Ceremony?' The question concerns 'a foreign Lady of distinction, who has been presented in the Diplomatic Circle before and who, without being a resident in this country, afterwards comes back for a short time to England'. From the papers of Sir William Colville, Master of Ceremonies to Queen Victoria.