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Signed autograph letter from Kensington Palace, requesting an opinion on a piece of his writing
Autograph Letter signed: "Argyll", 3 pages, 4½x7 integral leaf. Kensington Palace, undated. On black bordered mourning paper to "Dear Mr. Fromantle [?] In full: "I am having a burlesque 'Trifle" typed, and hope you will allow me to submit a copy to your judgment, and you can tell me if this thing is at all 'possible'. It will be ready, the typist says, in a few days; and if you can say you have time to look over it with a critical eye, I shall venture to send it to you at this faculty. The scene is the first [?] because [illegible phrase]. It is very short. Believe me Yours truly". John Campbell (1845-1914), styled the Marquess of Lorne, became the Ninth Duke of Argyll upon his father's death in 1900. He was the son-in-law of Queen Victoria, married to Princess Louise. He sat as a Liberal Member of Parliament for ten years before being appointed Governor General of Canada (1878-1883). In that post, he and Princess Louise proved very popular, patronizing the arts and appearing often in public. Returned to Parliament (1895-1900) until elevated to the peerage, the Duke resided with the Princess in Kensington Palace. He was Constable of Windsor Castle (1892-1914). He was a close friend of the notorious Frank Shackleton (brother of explorer Ernest Shackleton). Frank was a prime suspect in the never solved theft of the Irish Crown Jewels in 1907, and some have speculated that the investigation was cut short to avoid embarrassing revelations about Victoria's son-in-law. While this letter is undated, the black border indicates that it was written after the death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901. Multiple folds. Soiled. Vertical rip at center top edge and center bottom edge. Edges and corners lightly worn and creased. Light surface creases. Otherwise fine condition.

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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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