A collection of four letters signed ("Julia Cantacuzène Spiransky nee Grant") to Cyrus H.K. Curtis ("Dear Mr. Curtis"), and one clipped signature.

Washington, D.C and New York: 1921, 1927, 1928 and 1932 respectively.

Price: $450.00

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7 pp. [three typed letters signed on personal letterhead; one autograph letter signed in pen and ink on bi-fold paper; one clipped signature]. 1 vols. 4to and smaller. RELIEF FOR WHITE RUSSIAN REFUGEES. Old folds, toning affecting the signature of one letter, else very good.

Item #259945

A collection of four letters to American magazine and newspaper publisher, Cyrus H.K. Curtis, asking for contributions for the relief of White Russian refugees who fled the country in the wake of the Russian Revolution and the ensuing Russian Civil War. Reading in part: “The situation of the refugees is ghastly, so we feel our appeal is the strongest of that of any group, as our people’s misery is greater & least deserved - since tis fighting in the allied cause so to preserve Civilization that they have accepted the sacrifice of martyrdom & exile. These Russians are not beggars. Many of the groups we have helped are now on their feet & working, so they are self sufficient…”

Born in the White House, in 1876, author and historian, Julia Dent Grant Cantacuzène Spéransky, Princess Cantacuzène, Countess Spéransky (1876-1975), was the daughter of Frederick Dent Grant, oldest son of President U.S. Grant, and was President Grant’s first grandchild. From her perspective as the wife of Prince Mikhail Cantacuzène, a Russian general, diplomat, and Chief of Staff to Tsar Nicholas II, Princess Cantacuzene, as she was most commonly referred to, is best known for her first-person accounts of the events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917.