SF News – A completely gone ignored and unnoticed pair of tiny slippers, sitting in the Scottish University of Aberdeen collection for over hundred years, are now identified to have been owned by French Napoleon Bonaparte’s youngest sister, Princess Pauline Borghese.
The delicate pair made of silk and leather is marked “Pauline Rome.” The princess is known to have traveled extensively in Italy in the company of a man named Robert Wilson, who later gave the slippers in chest of clothes to the university. Wilson was a close companion to the Princess.
The chest attracted the attention of a museum staff member. “Letters from him to Pauline show a close friendship, and in his diary he describes how she spent a lot of time with him travelling in Italy and gave him many gifts, including a ring which is also held in the museum collections,” said a statement by the museum.
Napoleon Bonaparte had three sisters and four brothers.