1876 Manuscript Letter by Baroness Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, "The Richest Heiress in England"

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On offer is an autographed letter, handwritten and signed by Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness [1814-1906]. 

Dated Torquay, May 12 [18]76, Baroness Burdett-Coutts mentions plays, "Queen Mary", and refers to Tennyson.

Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts was a British philanthropist. Burdett-Coutts was widely known as "the richest heiress in England". She was a great collector of paintings, including many Old Masters. In 1871, in recognition of her philanthropic work, Queen Victoria conferred on her a suo jure peerage as Baroness Burdett-Coutts of Highgate and Brookfield in the County of Middlesex. Charles Dickens dedicated his novel Martin Chuzzlewit to her and she had many royal and eminent friends. On 18 July 1872 she became the first woman to be presented with the Freedom of the City of London at the Guildhall, and in 1874 she became Edinburgh's first woman Freeman and was also presented with the Freedom of that city.

The letter measures 6 x 4 inches. Autograph letter signed. Two pages, 8vo. Age toned paper in very good condition.

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