Autograph letter signed "eugénie" on bereavement paper with thorne chislehurst, [9 February 1873], 4 p. In-8 on bereavement sheet, autograph envelope attached some traces of trombone without damage to the text. Exceptional letter from empress eugénie, widow for a month, filled with nostalgia and despair, delivering a poignant message about the loss of the Napoleonic emperor iii. Limpératrice does not know that at the very moment when she wrote these lines her dear jane, recipient of this letter, died two days earlier.
"My dear jane, just a month ago the emperor was leaving us here for ever, God delivered this soul so cruelly tried but on leaving he delivered my heart. This house already so sad is sorry because it was to distract him that we were takin' to make noise around him, now everything is silence and mourning. He didn't know that his faithful godmother washed before a few days, we hid his death from him because I knew how much affection he had for him.Every day a friend is wiped out and even the memory of happy days is lost in mourning and misfortune. I can no longer look back, I nose looking forward, my horizon is lost in this painful present. [the imperial prince] is very unhappy also, both of you will hold your hand to you and to yours, eugenic." On 9 January 1873, at 10.45 a., napoleon iii died at the age of 64, in his residence in Camden Square. Nearly 60,000 people, including a tenth of French including a delegation of workers led by amigo jules, came to gather in front of the body and participate in the burial on 15 January 1873 in chislehurst. Subsequently, his widow, eugénie de Montijo, built him a mausoleum at the abbey of Saint-Michel, which had been founded in 1881 and where he rested from the side of his wife and their only son, the imperial prince Louis-Napoleon, killed at the age of 23 during a patrol during the Anglo-Zulu war. Jane thorne is one of the ladies of honor represented with eugenicity in the famous painting of franz xaver winterhalter. The item "empresse eugenie de montijo / letter autograph signed / death of napoleon iii" has been on sale since Monday 29 March 2021. It is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\others". The seller is "laurent-autographs" and is located at/in versailles. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.