[A White Russian émigré in South America.] Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Friederici: six long letters home from Bolivia and Columbia, to his mother Grand Duchess Elisabetta, wife of Prince Andrei Alexandrovitch, and sister 'Betty'.

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Friederici (1908-1992), son of Elsa Ruffo-Sasso, Grand Duchess of Russia and her first husband Major General Alexander Alexandrovitch Friederici [Colombia, South America]
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Autograph Letter Signed to his mother: 11 January 1934; La Paz, Bolivia. Five Typed Letters Signed to his sister: between 30 December 1957 and 22 December 1963. All from La Salada [Colombia].

The six letters in good condition, lightly aged. The author of these letters, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Friederici (1908-1992), was the son of Elsa Ruffo-Sasso [Elisabetta Fabrizievna Ruffo (1886-1940), Grand Duchess of Russia, and her first husband Major General Alexander Alexandrovitch Friederici. The Grand Duchess's second husband, Friederici's step-father Prince Andrei Alexandrovich (1897-1981), was the eldest nephew of the last Czar Nicholas II, and Friederici's half-brother Prince Andrew Andreevich (b. 1923) is the current head of the Romanov family.

Indicaciones Sumarias para el Immigrante á Bolivia

Luis S. Crespo, Sub-Director de Estadistica y Estudios Geográficos del Ministerio [Ministerio de Colonización y Agricultura, Sección de Immigración, Bolivia]
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[Ministerio de Colonización y Agricultura, Sección de Immigracion] La Paz: Taller Tipo - Litográfico - J. M. Gamarra. 1907.

8vo, viii + 160 pp. Fold-out map at rear, and five maps (one of them fold-out) as five of the seven plates, with the other two plates photographic portraits of Doctor Ismael Montes and of Manuel V. Ballivián. In original printed wraps, with title on front. In poor condition, on brittle, aged high-acidity paper, with chipping and loss to margins, and the wraps discoloured and with loss at rear. Ownership inscription of Pedro Suarez of London.

Autograph Signature countersigning cheque.

Narciso Campero [BOLIVIA]
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10 June 1872; drawn on the Paddington Branch of the London & County Bank, Berkeley Place, Edgware Road.

General (1815-96) and President of Bolivia between 1880 and 1884. Dimensions seven inches by three inches. Creased and with several closed tears, and with ink employed in printing cheque faded to purple and lilac. One edge perforated and with perforated numbers '17 x 6' (not affecting signature). Order to pay 'General Narciso Campera' five pounds and sixteen shillings. Drawer's signature illegible. Signed 'Narciso Campero' on reverse.

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