Autograph Letter Signed, to “Dear Maestro” [Augustus Manns], offering to sing without remuneration, praising “your grand orchestra and its capable conductor”, but regretting that on the afternoon in question she is to sing “at Austin’s Concert at the Albert Hall.” 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches, a little dusty, generally good. 16 The Boltons, 23 April 1886. Emma Lajeunesse (1852-1930), known as Madame Albani, Canadian operatic and oratorio singer; married operatic impresario Ernest Gye in 1878. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907), German conductor, cellist and violinist.