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Ernest A Simpson

ERNEST ALDRICH SIMPSON d1958. American-born naturalized British shipping executive best known as the second husband of Wallis Simpson between 1928-37. She later married Edward The Duke of Windsor, this constitutional crisis causing him to abdicate from the UK throne on December 11th 1936 in order to marry her in France on June 3rd 1937. He was also a partner with the City Shipbroking firm Simpson, Spence & Young. He died in London aged 61 on November 30th 1958.


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A rare original vintage circa 1937 cutting (probably from a visitors book), clearly signed in ink by Ernest Simpson.



From the autograph book of J Hudson who was an Assistant Purser on the SS Queen Mary. Many of the autographs are dated 1938 and some have added notation Re Queen Mary (See Code 9442 Mary Pickford). Ernest Simpson travelled to New York on the SS Queen Mary in November 1937. He married Mary Raffray in the Diamond Jubilee Ballroom Connecticut on 19th November 1937, six months after his divorce from Wallis Simpson and three weeks after his bride's divorce from French aviator Jacques Raffray. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.


8x2cm Sized Cutting

9x6in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed


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