Collection of autographs by famous tennis players of the 1920s: Suzanne Lenglen, Guillermo Robson, Carlos Dumas, Luis and Domingo Torralva, Henri Cochet, and Jean Borotra.
5 sets of autographs laid down to album leaves, including original envelopes, numerous photo reproductions and newspaper clippings.
Fine collection of autographs by great tennis players, assembled by the young Uruguayan nobleman Alejandro Zorrilla de San Martin (1909-87; Foreign Affairs Minister from 1963 to 1965 and grandson of José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín, the National Poet of Uruguay) by direct application. The French player Suzanne Lenglen signs a portrait card in October 1923, at the height of her Wimbledon career. The Argentine players Robson and Dumas sign their group portrait together, as do the Chilean brothers Luis and Domingo Torralva (with a 2-page letter, Santiago, 29 Oct. 1923, signed by both). Cochet "le magicien", one of the legendary "Quatre Mousquetaires", sends "une meilleur souvenir" on 6 Jan. 1934, months after the end of his stellar career as an amateur. Jean Borotra (1898-1994), another "Musketeer", signs on 11 Sept. 1927, immediately after his victory at the 1927 Davis Cup (then the International Lawn Tennis Challenge). The French defeated the United States, capturing their first championship, and ending the USA's 6-year run. He includes a two-line inscription on his visiting card.