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Saturday, 24 December 2011
1857: Prince Alexander Gagarin, Murdered in Kutais
This mourning letter is my favourite acquisition from 2011
Prince Alexander Gagarin, Military Governor of Kutais (Georgia), was murdered in 1857. Here, in March 1858, his widow Princess Anastasie Gagarine, replies to a letter of condolence from Prince Emile Sayn-Wittgenstein.
Her letter is written in French - it may have been written for her, since her signature is in a slightly different ink and handwriting.
The oval KUTAIS postmark is very rare - and, on a letter going abroad, possibly unique
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