Queen in France. An ancient Scottish ballad
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1 x letter inserted. to 'Dear Mrs Carr Gomm' from Mary F. Sanders, dated 24 February 1918. Letter offers thanks 'for the album of caricatures' and discusses the caricatures and Louis Philippe.
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Biographical / Historical
In September 1843 the Queen and Prince Albert were the guests of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, and his wife Marie-Amelie, at the Chateau d’Eu, their country residence close to Treport. The British royal party arrived on the late afternoon of 2 September on board the newly completed royal yacht 'Victoria and Albert'. The unflattering subjects in the work include the Duke of Wellington, the Prime Minister Robert Peel, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Lord Aberdeen who travelled to France with Victoria and Albert and an overweight Louis-Philippe.
Lady Elizabeth Ann Gomm was the second wife of Sir William Maynard Gomm. They married in 1830. In 1842 she accompanied her husband to Mauritius, where he was Governer (1842-49).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- The Queen in France - an ancient Scottish Ballad, by William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813-1865)