WILHELMINA

[Duplicated typescript from the International Court of Justice in the Hague, with text in both French and English.] 'Audience with the Queen of the Netherlands', including the text of a letter from the Queen to the Grand Master of the Court.

Author: 
[Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962); The International Court of Justice, The Hague]
Publication details: 
'Distr.272. | 17.3.1948.' The Hague [Netherlands], 17th March, 1948.
£90.00

4pp., foolscap 8vo, on the rectos of four leaves. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. The first two pages carry the French text ('C.I.J.') and the last two the English text ('I.C.J.'). One page carries instructions for the 'Audience de la Reine des Pays-Bas' ('Audience with the Queen of the Netherlands'), and the next carries an 'Annexe a Distr.272' ('Annex to Distr. 272'). The latter is a copy of a letter from Hardenbroek, Grand-Master of the Court of Her Majesty the Queen, to 'Monsieur le Président of the International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, The Hague'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Amelia Sieveking'), in English, from Wilhelmine Amalie Sieveking of Hamburgh to her nephew Edward in London, on behalf of 'Miss Lempfert', regarding his assistance in her plans for a boarding school.

Author: 
Amelia Sieveking [Wilhelmine Amalie Sieveking; Amelia Wilhelmina Sieveking] (1794-1859), philanthropist and pioneer of nursing reform in Germany [Edward Henry Sieveking (1816-1904), British physician]
Publication details: 
Hamburgh; 21 May 1852.
£130.00

2pp., 12mo. 27 lines. E. H. Sieveking was the son of Amalie Sieveking's brother Edward, who in his youth had settled in England as a merchant. In the letter she requests her nephew's assistance in the case of Miss Lempfert, 'as you are her only personal acquaintance in London'. She writes: 'I hope, you will remember her; but to help your memory, I will mention to you, that during your stay at Hamburgh she was living with her friend, Emma Poel [(1811-1891), her future biographer, see below]. If I am not mistaken, you had once or twice an interesting conversation with her.

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