This album, included in Sworders’ February 26 sale at Stansted Mountfitchet, contains correspondence relating to an incident over the shooting of an owl during a Royal visit to the Wynyard Park estate in 1896.

A photographer had the bird stuffed and subsequently sent a photograph to Edward, Prince of Wales, with an inscription stating that the prince had shot the owl himself. According to the letters, the prince was most annoyed and a grovelling apology from the photographer followed.

Estimate £400-600.

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