Title: ALPHONSE MENSDORFF-POUILLY PAPERS
Date range: 1830-1871
Size: 3 boxes
Alphonse, Count Mensdorff-Pouilly, 1810-1894, cousin of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and nephew of Mary Louisa Victoria, Duchess of Kent. The father of Alphonse, Emanuel, Count Mensdorff-Pouilly, left France during the Revolution and entered the Austrian service, as did all his four sons. Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly lived in Vienna, but made some visits to England.
The collection consists of letters written to Count Mensdorff-Pouilly, by members of the English royal family and by Leopold, King of the Belgians. The principal groups are: Queen Victoria to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, 68 letters 1843-1871; Mary Louisa Victoria, Duchess of Kent to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, 88 letters 1830-1856; Prince Albert to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, 18 letters 1847-1858; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, 20 letters 1851-1865; and also letters from Victoria, Princess Royal, later Empress Frederick of Germany and from Lady Augusta Stanley. The correspondence is written in German and concerns family matters and news, with some reference to the events of the day.
Purchased from Winifred Myers, June 25, 1975. I.M. Olsan fund
Grey, Charles. The Early Years of HRH the Prince Consort.
Box 1. Queen Victoria to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, 1843-1871.
Box 2. Victoria Maria Louisa, Duchess of Kent to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, 1830-1856.
Box 3. Prince Albert to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, 1847-1858.
Victoria, Princess Royal to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, June 26, 1853 and July 4, 1855.
Lady Augusta Stanley to Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly, June 28, n.y.
Leopold (?) to Alphonse Mensdorif-Pouilly, March 30, 1856 and Sept. 7, 1856.
Requirements for valet.
Seal of Alphonse Mensdorff-Pouilly.