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JOHN (9TH DUKE OF ARGYLL) CAMPBELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 01/23/1900 - DOCUMENT 81599

 

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JOHN CAMPBELL, 9th DUKE OF ARGYLL
Signing with his honorific of Marquis of Lorne, three months before he inherited the ducal title, with second signature affixed to bottom margin
Autograph Letter double signed: "Lorne", 4x6½ affixed to a 4x9½ sheet baring his second signature. Kensington Palace, 1900 January 23. In full: "Sir, I have pleasure in complying with your request. I remain yours faithfully". John Campbell (1845-1914), who inherited the title of 9th Duke of Argyll after his father's death on April 24 1900, was known until that time by the courtesy title of Marquis of Lorne. He married Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, in 1871, the first time since 1515 that the child of a British monarch had married a subject. He served as Governor General of Canada from 1878-1883. With Princess Louise at his side, he proved a popular and successful Governor-General, promoting Canadian arts and industry, and - despite the noble lineage - mixing comfortably with Canadian society. Lightly toned. Irregularly cut. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.


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JOHN CAMPBELL
Born: August 6, 1845 in London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 2, 1914 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom





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