Sophia, Queen of Greece: Letters and Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

13 letters to the Revd Royston W. Cole, containing family, religious and general news, 14 August 1928 - 1 August 1931; 2 letters from Angelique Coutostavlos, Lady in waiting, to Royston W. Cole, 18 June and 28 December 1929; 1 letter from Margery Bennett, Royal Palace, Bucharest, 23 September [1930]; a signed photograph of Queen Sophia; obituaries; newscuttings and greetings cards.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sophia (1870-1932), eldest daughter of Emperor Frederick of Germany, married Constantine, Duke of Sparta in 1889. He became King in 1913; abdicated in 1917 in favour of his second son Alexander; returned as King on Alexander's death, 1920; abdicated in favour of his eldest son George, 1922; and died, 1923. Their eldest daughter married Prince Carol, later King of Romania. Queen Sophia lived at the end of her life in Florence, where she came into contact with many British people.

Revd Royston W. Cole, Curate of Birchington on Sea, Kent; Vicar of Elmsted, 1930.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited on life loan by Dennis N. Cole, son of the Revd Royston W. Cole, 1988.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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