Creator: Marie, Queen, consort of Ferdinand I, King of Romania, 1875-1938

Title: [Letter] 1923 May 23, [To] Col. Zvegintzov

12 leaves. Letter from Marie, Queen of Rumania, to Colonel Zvegintzov, secretary of Joe Boyle, on the occasion of Boyle's death. leaves 1-2 of 12.

Boyle, Joe, 1867-1923
Marie, Queen, consort of Ferdinand I, King of Romania, 1875-1938
Zvegintzov, Colonel

Pages: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12

Text: May 23, 1923. Dear Col. Zvegintzov - You cannot conceive what your letter means to me and how grateful I am for your having so sympathetically answered my desire for news of the dear big man who has left us -- Never has woman had a more magnificent friend and his loss is a grief which cuts right into my life like a great wound that nothing will ever quite heal. There was a special understanding between us, something deep, real, strong, I may say holy, based upon a perfect belief, faith and respect for each other. The circumstances we met in were strange and tragic -- we had come together from different ends of the earth, were of different classes, had led vastly different lives, but we were of one race and one thought, honour had the same meaning for us and there was something straight in us both, straight and simple and uncynical which made it seem that Fate meant us to come together. He was all strength and honour, and he had given me his faith and I had given him my trust. We had clasped hands at the hour of deepest distress and humiliation and nothing could part us in understanding, even if circumstances were against us. A man so straight, so simple, so without ruse or guile cannot succeed in our false, grasping, commercial world, his big ideals