KING EDWARD VIII - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/25/1962 - HFSID 14143
Sale Price $680.00
KING EDWARD VIII
King Edward VIII sends a typed letter sending a check to pay for purchases.
Typed Letter Signed: "Edward", 1p, 4x6. New York, 1962 May 25.On sheet imprinted "from the desk of:THE DUKE OF WINDSOR"to Dick (Richard E. Berlin).In full: "Enclosed, please find check in the amount of $514.10 (not included) in payment for purchases made on certain secret shopping sessions. Please be assuered (sic), how much The Duchess and I appreciate these special facilities, and all the trouble Honey has taken to enable The Duchess to take advantage of them. Its (sic) too bad we not had (sic) a golf game while I have been in America. Anyway, The Duchess and I look forward to seeing you and Honey at Jimmy Donahue's party the evening before we sail." In 1930, 36-year-old Edward, then the Prince of Wales, met and fell in love with a married American woman, Mrs. Wallis Simpson. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936, concern about his private life grew in the Cabinet, especially over his association with Mrs. Simpson. Her status as a then two-time American divorcée was unacceptable to many as a potential Queen. On December 10, 1936, King Edward VIII executed the Instrument of Abdication. After his brother acceded to the as King George VI and created Edward Duke of Windsor. In 1937, Edward married Wallis Simpson. Edward (1894-1972) and Wallis, (1896-1986), the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, settled in France and were married for 35 years. They are buried on the grounds of Windsor Castle. RICHARD E. BERLIN was President and CEO of the Hearst Corporation (1941-1974). Honey Berlin was his wife. "File" written in unknown hand at upper left. Ink transference at upper left margin, type transference at right margin opposite salutation. Fine condition.
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