Date Published: 1869
Binding: No binding
Autograph letter signed. Two pages, 8vo. Dated on India Office blind embossed letterhead. March 6,1869. Declining a dinner invitation.
George Campbell, 8th Duke of ARGYLL, was Secretary of State for India and in this office from 9 December 1868 – 17 February 1874
George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, KG, KT, PC, FRS, FRSE, styled Marquess of Lorne until 1847, was a Scottish peer and Liberal politician as well as a writer on science, religion, and the politics of the 19th century.
Argyll was married three times. He married firstly Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Leveson-Gower, eldest daughter of George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland, in 1844.They had five sons and seven daughters. One of his sons was John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (6 August 1845 – 2 May 1914) he married Princess Louise of the United Kingdom on 21 March 1871.