John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Lorne collection
Date Published: 1868 to 1911
Binding: No binding
John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Lorne collection includes 26 items dating from 1868 to 1911 specifically, 7 holograph letters, 2 holograph ephemera and 17 Albumen Photo Cards (all CVD’s except one signed Cabinet Card)
7 Holograph letters;
#1) 1878. 2 separate pages each 5 x 8-1/2 inches, written on one side only. 5 x 8-1/2 inches. Letter from the Governor General Lorne from Rideau Hall Ottawa 16th Dec ‘78 to Archibald Campbell Esq. of Thornhill Quebec. Relating to a social meeting, being Governor General of of diversified nationality and their Scottish heritage. Front page letter has top right corner torn off not affecting writing with separated piece included. Both first and second pages were folded, now flat and removed from an autograph book. Some paper soiling and hand written letters are smudged on both pages including signature. Fair condition.
#2) 1883. Ottawa, Sept. 10. 1883. 1pp. letter, 5 x 8-1/2 inches Thank you letter. Good condition.
#3) 1896 Campbelltown [Scotland] September 1, 1896 on crested letterhead. 4-1/2 x 7 inches, one page. Autograph letter signed. Declining an invitation to speak.
#4) 1900. Kensington Place W. letterhead dated Oct 6, 1900. 4-3/8 x 7 inches. Sending an article.
•1904 March 31 1904.
#5) 1900. Kensington Place W. letterhead dated Nov 5, 1900. 4-3/8 x 7 inches with black border perimeter. Asking about a sketch relating to the Hudson Bay Company.
#6) 1904. Dated Kensington, March 31 1904. 3 page letter. 4 x 6 inch when folded or 8 x 6 when opened. Contents refers to 4 manuscript pages a good addition.
#7) 1911. Kensington Place W. blind embossed letterhead dated Oct 20, 1911. 4-1/2 x 7 inches Cont refers to having a very busy year and concludes with having a prosperous New Year!
2 Handwritten ephemera;
#8) 1871 Marquess of Lorne Signed Envelope Front. Envelope front dated 1871 and signed by the Marquess of Lorne. Paper and signature are in good condition, mounted on trimmed album page.
#9) ND Lorne signed 2 sided note paper, 4-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches
17 Albumen photo CDV’s and 1 Cabinet Card from 1868 to c1907;
#10) 1868 CDV Image 2-1/4 x 3-5/8 inches. A young 23 year old Lorne with faint colouring standing in front of a fence opening a gate. Photo by Ross & Pringle 114 George Street Edinburgh
#11) ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches. Lorne & Princess Margaret sitting. Photo by G.R. Rossi Milano & Genova
#12 ND circa 1860’s 2-3/8 in. x 3 1/2 inches. Lorne standing holding a chair. Photo by Thomas Roger (1833-1883) St. Andrews
#13 ND circa 1860’s 3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 inches. Lorne standing in front of a fireplace with right hand inside coat. Photo by John Stuart (1831-1901) 120 Buchanan Street Glasgow
#14 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-13/8 x 3-1/2 inches. Lorne head and shoulders photo. Photo by Hills & Saunders London, 36 Porchester Terrace W.
#15 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches. Lorne with his hands together. Photo by H. Barraud Jun 96 Gloucester Place, Portman Sqr. W.
#16 ND circa 1870. CDV Image 2-1/8 x 3-1/2 inches. Lorne sitting with overcoat and showing only one hand. Photo by W. & D. Downey, 9 Eldon Square Newcastle on Tyne. London Studio, 61 Ebury St. Eaton Square
#17 An engagement photo of Princess Louise (Marchioness of Lorne and Duchess of Argyll) and John, Marquess of Lorne and 9th Duke of Argyll. Photo by W. & D. Downey Newcastle on Tyne London Studio.
#18 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image oval 1-1/8 x 1-1/2 inches with decorative oval border. Lorne head and shoulders turned right side photo.
#19 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image oval 2 x 2-3/4 inches. Lorne head and shoulders turned left side photo. Photo by W. Notman Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto & Halifax.
#20 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches. Lorne head and shoulders turned left side photo.
#21 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-3/8 x 3-5/8 inches. Lorne head and shoulders turned left side. Photo by The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company 110 & 108 Regent St and 54 Cheapside
#22 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. Lorne head and shoulders turned slightly to left side. Photo Photo by The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company 110 & 108 Regent St and 54 Cheapside
#23 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. Lorne head and shoulders turned slightly to left side. Photo Photo by The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company 110 & 108 Regent St and 54 Cheapside
#24 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches. Lorne head and shoulders turned to left side. Photo Photo by Elliot & Fry 55 Baker Street Portman Square W.
#25 ND circa 1870’s. CDV Image 2-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches. Lorne head and shoulders turned to left side. Photo Photo by Elliot & Fry 55 Baker Street Portman Square W.
#26 ND circa 1907 4 in. x 5 5/8 inches. Lorne head and shoulders turned to left side SIGNED ARG by Lorne. Card is cracked along the 4 inch side across shoulder & tie. Photo by Mr. H.S. (Hayman Seleg) Mendelssohn (1847-1908) 14 Pembridge Cresent, Notting Hill Gate W.
John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne and later 9th Duke of Argyll, married Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter Louise at Windsor in 1871. The marriage was not a success, partly due to the fact that the groom was gay. After the turbulent early years of their marriage, the couple eventually reached a modus vivendi. While maintaining a façade of bourgeois respectability, Louise found fulfilment as a painter and sculptor, Lorne as a writer of books on travel.
From 1878 to 1883, he was Governor-General of Canada, an appointment that was one of Disraeli's early experiments in imperial statecraft. Disraeli believed a royal princess resident in Canada would strengthen the links between crown and dominion.
At age 33, the Lord Lorne was Canada's youngest Governor General, but he was not too young to handle the many demands of his post. He and Princess Louise made many lasting contributions to Canadian society especially in the arts and sciences. They encouraged the establishment of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Canada, even selecting some of its first paintings. In addition to acting as a patron of arts and letters in Canada, Lord Lorne was the author of many books of prose and poetry. His writings show a deep appreciation of Canada's physical beauty.
Ironically, Louise was a disaster - she hated colonial society and constantly invented excuses to absent herself. Lorne, however, performed creditably. He died at Kent House on the Isle of Wight in 1914.
Campbells, who, after their terrible feuds with the Macdonalds, had settled down as the chief landowners in the peninsula [Campbelltown], long continued to be so, and at the present day the chief of the Clan Campbell, the Duke of Argyll,
Very Good. Item #7949