Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, 1844-1900

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Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 6 August 1844, Berkshire, England-d. 30 July 1900, Coburg, German Empire) was the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He entered the Royal Navy at age 14 in 1858 as a midshipman; he was promoted to captain in 1866. On 23 January 1874, he married the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, daughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine.
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referencedIn Letters to members of the Rothschild family, 1863-1925 University of Southampton Libaries Special Collections
referencedIn Vol. DXXXVl (ff. 168). May-Dec. 1873.includes:ff. 1, 2, 128 Customs and Excise: Papers rel. to: 1841-1897.: Partly printed.f. 4 Education: Papers rel. to Irish universities: 1865-1873.: Mostly printed.ff. 10, 20, 22, 120, 134 Robert O'Keeffe, ... British Library
creatorOf PAGET PAPERS (3RD SERIES). Vol. VI (ff. 213). Letters from, or on behalf of:– 1. ff. 1-21. George V, partly as Duke of York and Prince of Wales; 1884-1919. 2. ff. 22-60b. Queen Mary, partly as Duchess of York and Princess of Wales; 1886-1918. 3. ff. ..., 1877-1919 British Library
creatorOf A. ROYAL CORRESPONDENCE50013. IDDESLEIGH PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 222). 1. ff. 1-89b. Correspondence, partly on her behalf, with Queen Victoria; 1866-1885. Includes (ff. 51, 53-56b, 58, 80) letters, etc., to Lady Iddesleigh, 1878, 1883. 2. ff. 90-105. Let..., 1852-1885 British Library
referencedIn Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo: Papers, 1868-1872 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn RIPON PAPERS. Vol. XX (ff. 254). Correspondence with Sovereigns (and their Private Secretaries), with members of the Royal Family and also with Heads of States:-(1) Correspondence with Queen Victoria, including (ff. 80, 85, 103, 114) letters (1880-1..., 1864-1905 British Library
referencedIn Vol. DXCII (ff. 182). 1893-1896.England; Parliament: Notes, etc., by W. E. Gladstone for speeches: 1832-1895.includes:ff. 9, 46, 54, 74, 85, 86, 96 Ireland: Papers rel. to Home Rule proposals: 1885-1893.: Partly printed.f. 53 Coinage: Notes on bi..., 1893-1896 British Library
referencedIn Vol. DLXXVIII (ff. 218). 1873-1874.England; Parliament: Notes, etc., by W. E. Gladstone for speeches: 1832-1895.includes:f. 149 Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Edinburgh; Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; 2nd son of Queen Victoria: Memoranda rel. to his ann..., 1873-1874 British Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Instrumental Music (First Series), Vol. I; 18th century, 19th century. In separate parts, except where otherwise stated. [ff. 35-39 from R.M.21.b.16. were incorporated as ff. 14-18 in this MS in 1960].ff. 183.1. ff. 1-18. Bach..., 18th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn Richard Southwell Bourke papers., 1869-1870 British Library
referencedIn Papers of Lt-Col Edmund Hardy, Bombay Artillery 1821-33; Lt-Col Edmund Armitage Hardy, Bombay Cavalry 1841-70; Rev Arthur Octavius Hardy, Bengal Chaplain 1865-86; and other family members, 1820-1873 British Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Instrumental Music (Second Series), Vol. X. In score.ff. 75.1. ff. 1-6. Billema (Charles): March dedicated to Her Majesty the Queen, 1889. Arranged for military band by Meynard.2. ff. 7-12. Cusins (Sir William George): Duo for..., 1843-1889 British Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Immer Liebe; 19th century. Duet, with 4-part chorus and orchestra (the accompaniment here transcribed for piano); vocal and pianoforte score.Paper. ff. 15.Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Edinbu..., 19th century British Library
creatorOf Vol. XIV (ff. 222). Jan.-20 Aug. 1886.includes:f. 1 William Stubbs, Bishop of Chester and (1889) of Oxford: Letters to Lord Cross: 1882-1894.ff. 2-5, 11 Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne: Letters to Lord Cross: 1880.f. 6 Henry Austin Bruce, 1s... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXI (ff. 432). Jan.-Aug. 1865.Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley: Correspondence with Sir A. H. Layard: 1846-1881.Sir Austen Henry Layard, GCB; diplomatist and archaeologist: Correspondence with Lord J. Russell: 1853-1871.John Russ... British Library
referencedIn ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Mount (George). Overture; [1897]. Autograph. ‘Composed for the Concert given to celebrate the 25th year of the … Royal Amateur Orchestral Society’s … existence’. Dedicated to the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, President of the Soc..., 1897 British Library
referencedIn GLADSTONE PAPERS. Vol. CVII (ff. 278). Correspondence with Geo[rge] A[lexander] Hamilton, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, 1859-1869.George Alexander Hamilton, PC; Treasury Permanent Secretary: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1859-1869.inclu..., 1859-1869 British Library
referencedIn Royal correspondence; 1868, 1910-60.ff. 111.includes:f. 1 Gathorne Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook; afterwards Gathorne-Hardy: Victoria of England: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to Stanley Lucas from Lord Gathorne-Hardy, on beha..., 1868-1960 British Library
referencedIn John William Ramsay, 13th Earl of Dalhousie: Naval Notebook, HMS, Galatea, 1869-1871 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 234). 1890-1894.includes:ff. 1, 18, 35 Alexander John Ellis, FRS: Letters, with verses, to A. J. Hipkins and family: 1876-1890.ff. 5, 10, 54 David J. Blaikley, musical instrument maker: Letters to A. J. Hipkins: 1886-1900.f. 8 Joh..., 1890-1894 British Library
creatorOf R.M.21.e.45-46. ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Santa Chiara (the German text by Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer); 19th century. Opera in 3 acts, in full score. Dedicated to Albert, Prince Consort.Paper. Two volumes., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. DCLXXVI (ff. 191). 1873.includes:ff. 1-91 passim Education: Papers rel. to Irish universities: 1865-1873.: Mostly printed.f. 30 Poetry ENGLISH: Verses by W. E. Gladstone: [1818]-1897.f. 57 Humphrey Lloyd, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin..., 1873 British Library
creatorOf IDDESLEIGH PAPERS. Vol. LIII (ff. 82). Royal correspondence; 1851-1887. 1. ff. 1-53b. Letters of Queen Victoria, partly on her behalf; 1867-1886. Followed (f. 45) by an initialled letter to Lady Iddesleigh, 16 Jan. 1887, and (ff. 46-53b) copies of Ad..., 1851-1887 British Library
creatorOf SCOTT PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 158). Correspondence of Scott and his family with the Royal Family, foreign royalty and nobility, and their officials; 1879-1918, n.d. Partly French and German. 1. ff. 1-74b. Correspondence with Maj.-Gen. Sir Henry Frederick..., 1878-1918 British Library
creatorOf PAGET PAPERS (3RD SERIES). Vol. I (ff. 92). Royal correspondence. 1. ff. 1-31b. Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort; 1837-1894. Partly printed. 2. ff. 32-46b. Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, as Prince and Princess of Wales; 1865-1901. 3. ff. 47-48b..., 1837-1905 British Library
creatorOf Royal correspondence; 1821-1976.ff. 227.Arranged in the following order: letters written on behalf of:—1. ff. 1-158. Sovereigns: Prince Leopold, later Leopold I of Belgium, Queen Adelaide, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, G..., 1821-1976 British Library
referencedIn A. ROYAL CORRESPONDENCE.DILKE PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 166). Correspondence with Sovereigns (and their Private Secretaries) and with members of the Royal Family and of foreign Royal Families; 1869-1914; viz:-(1) Correspondence with the Private Secretarie..., 1869-1914 British Library
referencedIn Vol. DCXC (ff. 281). 1893.includes:ff. 19-24 Sir Edward Walter Hamilton, GCB; Secretary to W E Gladstone: Memoranda, etc., by: 1873-1893.ff. 28, 126, 128, 139 Egypt: Papers of W. E. Gladstone rel. to: 1882-1893.: Partly printed.ff. 60, 61 East ..., 1893 British Library
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vladimir, Grand Duke of Russia Russian imperial family collection, 1850-1907. Houghton Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 309. RENSBURG MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. iii. Autograph album of Miss Netta Rensburg, daughter of Henry Rensburg; 1843, 1872-1904. An album containing letters and signatures of musicians, often with musical excerpts.ff. i + 231. 266 x 210mm. Limp red ..., 1843-1904 British Library
referencedIn Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. Papers. Series A. Correspondence. Vol. XXXV. Correspondence with Edward Cardwell, Viscount Cardwell, Secretary of State for War, etc., 1872-1879 British Library
referencedIn Ogden, C. K. (Charles Kay), 1889-1957. Collected autographs : ms., 1881. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Diana von Solange; 19th century. Opera in 5 acts, in full score. Dedicated to Albert, Prince Consort. 1st performance, Dec. 5, 1858. Reproduced from manuscript.Paper. ff. 289.Victoria of Engl..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn ‘Original letters’: Smart – Stanislaus (ff. 278); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Charles Frederick Smart, double bass player, brother of George: Letters to [W. Watts] from Charles Frederick Smart: 18..., 1820-1913 British Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Federal Republic of Germany 00 DE
Berkshire ENG GB
Coburg 02 DE
Naval officers


Birth 1844-08-06

Death 1900-07-30



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SNAC ID: 84150717