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 3-4 of 12.

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


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

Text: and vast visions were doomed to fail, as too few were big enough to follow him in his flight. Besides he could only be master and his blunt way of saying what he thought could not be swallowed by everybody, so he was always fighting people. You rightly compare him to Don Quixote and Cyrano, he was an idealist, but did not know that he was, he had the mightiest brain man ever had, but at the same time was like a child and like a child others used to deceive him, though he had such a mighty insight into human nature. Indeed I could write volumes to him. No one knew his heart better than I. Women played but little part in his life and he had a wealth of love never spent. I came to him at the end of a long, stormy road, I was in distress, he recognized at the same time some of his own spirit in me -- I was something of a miracle in his life -- and when he had his stroke I was the haven in which he anchored for a while. My companionship with that of my Ileana was what helped him over that first break in his colossal strength -- and the companionship became sweeter than anything he had ever known -- it was a natural yet a stupendous event -- my loyalty too was astounding to him, as mostly because of his abnormal straightness, in spite of having that colossal, brain, he was generally deceived and finally denied -- He did not believe in dreams -- he was furious at the dreamy, mystical, what he called the "Russian" side in me, what he also called "the vanquished, fatalistic side"