BONAPARTE, Roland. 12448



Autograph Letter Signed, to M.Richepin, acknowledging his work, and agreeing to give support. In French. 1½ pages 8 x 5 inches, black borders, embossed initials. Paris, 15 August 1911. Roland Bonaparte, 6th Prince of Canino and Musignano (1858 – 1924), traveller, President of the Société de Géographie from 1910 till his death. On the death of his cousin Prince Napoléon Charles Bonaparte he succeeded him as the 6th Prince of Canino and Musignano, but he never assumed the title. With Prince Roland’s death in Paris the senior line of the House of Bonaparte descending from Lucien Bonaparte became extinct in the male line. In 1886, Bonaparte was part of a scientific expedition that photographed and anatomically measured the Sami inhabitants of Northern Norway. Bonaparte Point in Antarctica was named after him by Jean-Baptiste Charcot.