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Lot 269

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(1861 - 1938) Prominent British socialite and mistress to Edward VII. Her lack of discretion over her extramarital affairs earned her the nickname, "The Babbling Brooke". Good content T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Easton Lodge, Dunmow, Essex, Aug. 13, 1936 headed in her hand "Very private & confidential" to a Mr. Bradley: "...forgive me for writing to you direct about your sister, Edith Bradley. She seems to be in financial difficulties, and I have written to the Prime Minister to see if it is possible to get a grant from the Civil List, but they have looked into her circumstances and have declined any assistance in that way...I find it such a difficult matter to find out exactly how things are with your sister...Perhaps you could very kindly advise me in strict confidence what the position is...", and adding in her hand, "& forgive me for the enquiry". Together with an A.L.S. "Lady Warwick" in the third person, 3pp. 8vo., Warwick Castle, Jan. 12, 1913 presenting her compliments to: "...the Bursar of Trinity College Cambridge & would be most grateful if he could tell her with whom her agent can communicate with regards to some glebe Land belonging to the College...on Lady Warwick's estate. It concerns some coal property...". Usual folds, else very good. Together, two pieces.

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