SON OF NAPOLÉON AND MARIE LOUISE NAPOLÉON II. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, in French, likely a practice letter written as a student's exercise, requesting travel plans from "my dear cousin." 1 1/2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; inlaid, moderate scattered staining to second page (but still legible), moderate bleedthrough overall. Np, 1820s
"If it were not an indiscretion, I should ask you once again to tell me about your summer traveling plans; . . . I should also want to advise Mr. N. as to your plans, for he takes pleasure in speaking of you. . . . I shall not speak, my dear cousin, of the pleasure given me by each and every letter from you . . . ."