Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer

COMTE DE PARIS (LOUIS PHILIPPE ALBERT D'ORLEANS) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/18/1884 - HFSID 30381

Claimant to the French throne who served with the Union army in the American Civil War and wrote an 8-volume history of the conflict. Autograph Letter signed: "Philippe Comte de Paris", 1p with blank integral leaf, 4¾x7¼. "Chateau d'Eu (France), 1884 July 18.…"

Price: $300.00

Condition: Slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition Add to watchlist:
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

COMTE DE PARIS (LOUIS PHILIPPE D'ORLEANS)
Claimant to the French throne who served with the Union army in the American Civil War and wrote an 8-volume history of the conflict.
Autograph Letter signed: "Philippe Comte de Paris", 1p with blank integral leaf, 4¾x7¼. "Chateau d'Eu (France), 1884 July 18. On personal letterhead to an unnamed general. In full: "Allow me to introduce by this letter my friend the Vicomte L. de Janyé [?] who sails for America with Mr. Gordon Bennett. I shall be very grateful to you if you are kind enough to give him any information which may be useful to him for his visit to the United States. Believe me, my dear General, yours truly". Louis Philippe Albert, the Duke of Orleans and Count of Paris (1838-1894), the grandson of France's last reigning monarch - King Louis Philippe - acquired a claim to the French throne after the death of his father in 1842. Exiled to England after King Louis Philippe was deposed in 1848, he joined the Union cause in the American Civil War, serving on the staff of General George McClellan with the rank of Captain. In this capacity he was actively involved in several battles of McClellan's Peninsular Campaign of 1862. As US-French relations deteriorated following the introduction of French troops into Mexico, the Count returned to Europe in 1863. He returned to France in 1871, living quietly there until the French Republic banished all claimants to the throne from the country in 1886. Between 1874 and 1889, the Count published an 8-volume history of the American Civil War. Gordon Bennett (Jr., 1841-1918), the owner of the New York Herald, resided mostly in Paris after 1877. No information is available on the Viscount traveling with him. Mailing folds. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Offer Review" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

Fast World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit an Offer Today

Get a quick response