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Mallet Family Papers V. Papers of Marie Constance Mallet née Adeane (1861-1934

* This list is a draft (August 2012). Reference numbers will remain as they are in this list, but descriptions are subject to changes and additions. As yet there are not more detailed descriptions of files in this collection; they will appear as soon as they are created.*

Papers mostly relating to Marie Mallet's appointments as Maid of Honour and Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, 1887-1900.

V.01 Letters from Marie Mallet to her mother, as maid of honour 1887-1891

V.02 Letters from Marie Mallet to her mother, as maid of honour, from Grasse, 1891

V.03 Account of Marie’s audience of the Queen to present Victor aged 1 year and nearly 1 month to HM his godmother, 4 March 1895

V.04 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, first waiting after reappointment as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, 1895.

V.05 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, second waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, May 1896.

V.06 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, third waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, October 1896

V.07 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, fourth waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, May 897

V.08 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, fifth waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, November 1897

V.09 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, sixth and seventh waitings as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, August and October 1898

V.10 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, eighth waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, May 1899

V.11 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, visit to Cimiez (Nice), March 1899

V.12 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, ninth waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, July 1899

V.13 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, from Osborne, January 1900

V.14 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, tenth waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, January-March 1900

V.15 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, eleventh waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, July 1900

V.16 Letters from Marie Mallet to her husband, her mother and others, twelfth and last waiting as Extra Woman of the Bedchamber, October 1900

V.17 Letters to Marie Mallet about Queen Victoria’s death 1901, etc

V.18 Letters etc about death of Empress Frederick, 1901

V.19 Autograph letters etc from Queen Victoria (18)These items have been photographed and images are available to researchers on request.

  • V.19.01 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. Windsor Castle, by hand, ND. 1 leaf. With envelope.
  • V.19.02 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. Balmoral Castle, by hand, ND. 1 leaf. With envelope.
  • V.19.03 Note in Queen Victoria’s hand. Osborne, ND. 1 leaf.
  • V.19.04a-e 5 draft telegrams in Queen Victoria’s hand, in Windsor Castle envelope. ND. All reporting ‘Safely arrived’ in slightly different wording – probably to Nice. 4 in English, 1 in German.
  • V.19.05 New Year pictorial calendar card for 1898. Unmarked, presumably given to Marie Mallet by Queen Victoria.
  • V.19.06 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. Windsor Castle, by hand, ND. 1 leaf. With envelope.
  • V.19.07 Handwritten account of visit of Queen Victoria, HRH Princess Beatrice, HRH Prince Henry of Battenberg etc to Graesse. Cover annotation in Queen Victoria’s hand. Main text dated 25 March 1891. 4 leaves.
  • V.19.08 Note from Elizabeth Biddulph to Queen Victoria. Cover slip marked Osborne, 17 April 1893. 1 leaf.
  • V.19.09 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. Osborne, 8 May 1895. 1 leaf. With envelope.
  • V.19.10 Pictorial Christmas card from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. 1895. 1 card.
  • V.19.11 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. Grand Hotel de Cimiez, Nice, 5 April 1896. 1 leaf.
  • V.19.12 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. Balmoral, by hand, 22 May ?1897 (only 3 digits). 1 leaf. With envelope.
  • V.19.13 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. New Year’s greetings for 1898, enclosing 13a.Osborne, by hand, ca. New Year 1897-8. 1 leaf. Envelope.
  • V.19.13a b/w photograph of ‘Prince Alexander Albert and Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, 1891. Photograph by Hughes & Mullens, 60 Union St, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
  • V.19.14 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. 1 ?Nov 1898. 1 card. With envelope.
  • V.19.15 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. Osborne, 8 Aug 1899. Postmarked Osborne 9 Aug 1899 and Ledbury 10 Aug 1899. 1 leaf. With envelope.
  • V.19.16 Pictorial Easter card from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet. Cimiez, Easter 1899. 1 card. With envelope.
  • V.19.17 Note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet, 1 Aug 1899, with a request to copy the enclosed printed statement dated Osborne, 14 Feb 1896, by VRI expressing her grief on the death of her son-in-law, HRH Prince Henry of Battenberg.
  • V.19.18 Possibly incomplete note from Queen Victoria to Marie Mallet, ND, enclosing pictorial New Year card for 1899. It is possible that the note and the card do not belong together. With envelope.

V.20 Letters to Marie Mallet, mainly from princesses

V.21 Letters to Marie Mallet from Princess Beatrice and others

V.22 Mainly letters from Harriet Phipps at court to Marie Mallet

V.23 Letters from Marie Mallet to her stepsisters Edith (Bell) and Violet Biddulph

V.24 Letters from Bernard Mallet to Marie Mallet while she was at Cimiez with the Queen, March 1899

V.25 Letters from the princesses and other mementoes and waiting programmes etc

V.26 Letters from Marie Mallet at Kissingen, where she was taking a cure, to Bernard Mallet 1901

V.27 Letters from Bernard Mallet to Marie Mallet at Kissingen, 1901

V.28 Letters from Bernard Mallet to Marie Mallet, various dates

V.29 Miscellaneous letters, unsorted

V.30 Letters from Harriet Phipps and one or two other ladies to Marie Mallet

V.31 Miscellaneous, including some letters from Princesses and relics of court life

V.32 Letters from Marie to Victor Mallet

V.33 Miscellaneous letters, unsorted

V.34 A fair jumble

V.35 Parcel of ceremonial programmes, invitations etc for:

  • V.35.01 Wedding of Princess Louise and the Earl of Fife 1889
  • V.35.02 Wedding of Princess Maud and Prince Charles of Denmark 1896
  • V.35.03 In memoriam, Prince Henry of Battenberg, 1896
  • V.35.04 Diamond Jubilee 1897
  • V.35.05 Visit to Sheffield 1897
  • V.35.06 Funeral of Duchess of Teck 1897
  • V.35.07 Funeral of Queen Victoria 1901
  • V.35.08 Coronation of Edward VII 1902
  • V.35.09 Royal Mausoleum 1904
  • V.35.10 Wedding of Princess Alice with Prince Alexander of Teck 1904
  • V.35.11 Royal mausoleum 1910
  • V.35.12 Funeral of Edward VII 1910
  • V.35.13 Coronation of King George V 1911
  • V.35.14 Funeral of Prince Christian 1917

V.36 Some Royal photographs etc

V.37 Some more photographs, some royal

V.38 Photographs, programmes etc

V.39 Programmes, invitations etc

V.40 Canvas wallet, containing photographs

V.41 Autograph book 1888-1899, containing many royal and political autographs

V.42 Kensington Palace guide book 1923

V.43 Diary volume, but actually contains names of members of the royal household

V.44 diary volume, lock broken 1883-1886, intermittent

V.45 diary volume 1891, very few entries

V.46 volume ‘court reminiscences’ 1933, very few entries

V.47 volume, lock broken. 1933. Bernard’s illness and death. Reminiscences of Marie Mallet’s life

V.48 Miscellaneous writings by Marie Mallet ?Lady Elizabeth Biddulph

V.49 Petition, 5 June 888. To provide a permanent home for the National Portrait Gallery. Contains autograph signatures of distinguished artists etc of the period

V.50 warrants of appointment 1887 and 1895 and note of duties 1895 (copy)

V.51 Marie Mallet’s wedding 1891

V.52 Marie Mallet’s will, valuation of her jewellery. Letters from Arthur Mallet to Victor Mallet about their mother’s last illness and death 1934

V.53 Commemorative issues of newspapers: Illustrated London News 29 July 1896, Graphic 28 June 1897, Illustrated London News 26 June 1897, Sphere 10 August 1901, Times 23 May 1910, Sphere Coronation 1911

V.54 ‘The Throne.’ Royal literary souvenir of marriage of Alfonso XIII of Spain to Princess Victoria Eugenie 1906. Contains article by Marie Mallet p.33ff 3 copies.

V.55 Navy League. Guide to Naval Review June 1897

V.56 Original photos used by Victor Mallet in his book ‘Life with Queen Victoria’

V.57 ‘The Queen’s best monument’ Reprint from the Spectator 1901

V.58 Postcards

V.59 Newspapers on Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

V.60 Interview with Pope Leo XIII in 1888

V.61 Victor Mallet’s MSS and documents, probably used for Victor Mallet’s book

V.62 Original documents and photographs, probably used by Victor Mallet for his book

V.63 Invitation to wedding of Princess Louise 1889

V.64 Book ‘Life with Queen Victoria’ by Victor Mallet

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Introduction
I. Papers of Jacques (James) Mallet du Pan (1749-1800)
II. Papers of Jean Louis Etienne (John Lewis) Mallet (1775-1861)
III. Papers of Sir Louis Mallet (1823-1890)
IV. Papers of Sir Louis du Pan Mallet GCMG (1864-1936) and other members of the Mallet family
V. Papers of Marie Constance Mallet née Adeane (1861-1934)
VI. Papers of Sir Bernard Mallet, KCB (1859-1932)

 

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