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 9-10 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: know each other very little entirely aside, to speak as I feel -- I do not think he would mind -- I never wanted to do or say things that he would have disapproved of. His code of honour was unique, he always kept one up to the best that was in one. A blessed remembrance, a treasure to carry with one to the end of one's days -- Thank you once more for having written -- I am glad that my portrait watched over him, even when he lay there, still, at peace -- forsaken by many, but his troubles over.. .I was always beside him in life. The motto I had given him was: Strong and True, strong and true he was, even at the end when even his magnificent physical strength forsook him --strong with the strength of those who never by thought or deed live beneath their ideals -And now before closing this already long letter, just a word to you, personally: You are more known to me than you imagine -- through him -- I know about your children, about your wife's brave behaviour, all alone during those terrible years of revolution, how with a man's courage she lived for her children till you could come together again -- I know the good opinion our Colonel had of you -- the trust he had in your straightness -- so you are not a stranger to me -- This is what I want to ask: Once the Colonel wrote to me (it was this spring) about a Serbian decoration for you for the sake of your children which he loved -- but his letter was evidently written at a moment when he was physically down and was therefore not as clear as, usual, so that I could not clearly make out what