Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
The Robin Hunt Collection
Death and Funeral
1901. The Queen died at Osborne on 22 January, the funeral was held on 2 February. The comprehensive collection, comprising the official invitation from the Earl Marshal to Rev.Canon Hervey to the interment at Windsor, with his admission ticket, the Guest list of members of the Royal Family at Windsor, the ceremonial for the arrival of the Royal Coffin at Victoria from Portsmouth, with numerous tickets and programmes to church services throughout the land on the day of the funeral. Among the highlights are memorial items from Meerut, Costa Rica, Rhodesia, South Africa, "The Peking News" and "The China Times" announcing the death, with a copy of "In Memoriam Victoriae" published by the North China Daily News (with 2 photograph plates), with many in memorium cards, tributes and items too numerous to mention. Included are a leather bound Funeral Ceremonial and a velvet covered "Burial of the Dead / St George's Chapel / Windsor Castle".
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