Original dated autograph. 7 x 4 inches, headed writing paper of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society. Liverpool, 18 September 1869. Christina Nilsson, Countess de Casa Miranda, (1843 –1921), Swedish operatic soprano. She possessed a brilliant bel canto technique and was considered a rival to the Victorian era’s most famous diva, Adelina Patti. Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1869.