Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen of Germany Signed Letter 1925 - Sends Photo of Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg


Charming signed letter from Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen (1866-1939), to Mrs Deming Jarves, enclosing a Cabinet photo by Ciolina of Frankfurt of his wife Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1866–1932), which they had to take out of a frame for her. Deming Jarves was the son of Deming Jarves, founder of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Co. The letter was written following the return of his son Karl, Prince of Leiningen and his newly wed wife Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia from their honeymoon in Rome, and is dated Amorbach, 28th December 1925, Jarves had been a guest at the wedding:

"Dear Mrs Jarves,

My boy Charles having prompted me to send you the enclosed I do so, and beg you kindly to excuse the envelope [no longer present] which I had to make use of, not finding another large enough for the photo.

I hope youa re in good health in spite of the atrocious weather.

The young couple arrived here very well after [their] stay at Rome.

We look back with great pleasure to the happy days at Coburg.

Pray accept our very best wishes for a prosperous and bright new year, and believe me to be

yours sincerely


My wife regrets not being able to send a mewer likeness of herself, this had to taken out of a frame."

Emich was the son of Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen and was 5th Prince of Leiningen from 1904 to 1918, and afterwards titular Prince of Leiningen from 1918 until his death. Emich was born at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, the second child and only son of Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen and his wife, Princess Marie Amelie of Baden. Through his mother he was a descendant of Swedish monarchs, such as Gustav IV Adolf and Gustav III. His paternal grandfather, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen, was the half-brother of Queen Victoria.

Emich married on 12th July 1894 in Langenburg to Princess Feodore, youngest child of Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, Princess Leopoldine of Baden.

Size of Photo: 17 x 10.5 cm approx

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