Great letterhead with images of
Letter in French sent to Mercier Roger & Cie Cognac (France). Business letter of recommendation for Vincent de Messing of the Cosmo Trading Co. Signed by Alfred de Montebello.
Sent on the S/S. “Kronprinz Wilhelm”
Folded into six for insertion into envelope. Burn hole UL corner.
10 ¾” x 8 ⅛”
The Chateau of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ then became home to the Marshal’s eldest son, Napoléon-Auguste Lannes, 2nd Duke of Montebello, who went into partnership with his two brothers, Gustave, a general under Bonaparte’s command, and Alfred 1st Count of Montebello. Four years later in 1834 they founded the Alfred de Montebello Champagne House and succeeded in making a go of the vineyard despite repeated financial crises and wars. Czar Nicolas II of Russia visited in the 1890s. Following the Wall Street Crash of 1929 the estate was sold.
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