Good morning from Congers, NY. Once in a while I get to handle something that just floors me. I’ve been in this business for 35ish years, so it takes a lot. Just having this pass through my paws is somewhat of a thrill. Signed, handwritten letter from Napoleon Bonaparte, as Emperor of France (dated 17 March 1809). Letter is addressed to his adopted son, Eugene de Beauharnais, as Viceroy. My French is poor at best as my High School French teacher would gladly tell you… But I believe this deals with the movements of troops in the continuing campaign against the Austrian Empire. The somewhat tight hand is not helping my overall comprehension of the text; I’m sure a fluent French reader would do better than I. Overall framed size- 21.5″ wide x 15″ tall. Antique engraving on right shows Napoleon as Emperor, sight size of window is 8 3/8″ x 6.75″. The letter starts “Mon Fils” (My son). Date lower left Paris le 17??? The original receipt shows this as “March”. At bottom left, “Au Viceroi”. Bold signature “Votre Affectionee Pere” (Your Loving Father), and with bold underline, “Napoleon”. I have included several photos of the text of the letter. You can read it in its entirety. If someone cares to provide a better synopsis or a particular battle, I would be happy to add to or correct my listing. Who knew they did historical documents? The letter was guaranteed at that time to be authentic. Altman is now 30 years gone, the guarantee is somewhat moot, but I think the idea behind the guarantee remains. New owner will receive at least a redacted copy of this receipt; I will attempt to give you the original receipt. If you have any other questions, feel free to send them over. If you have photo requests, please be as specific as possible about what you would like to see. I have some room, please feel free to make an offer. I will also insure the package for the full value of the item at my expense. The framed letter weighs in at about 3.5 pounds unboxed. You may/will need to sign for the item when it arrives. The item “NAPOLEON Bonaparte Handwritten Letter Signed Paris 1809 Framed To His Son ALS” is in sale since Thursday, January 14, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “andylesley” and is located in Congers, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Napoleon
- Autograph Authentication: Not Authenticated
- Signed: Yes
- Industry: Historical