A charming Autograph Note Signed ‘V’, sending New Year wishes, “Nach guter alter deutscher Sitte” (after the good old German custom), regretting that she can not do this in person, so sending this note as a messenger through the air. 2 pp. 5 x 4 inches, decorated and perforated borders, integral blank leaf, in good condition. Undated. Victoria Mary Louisa, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861), mother of Queen Victoria.