1869 Manuscript Letter About a Social Engagement by George John Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll

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On offer is an Autographed Signed Letter (ASL) of George John Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900). The letter is on India Office blind embossed letterhead. Dated March 6, 1869, the Duke is declining a dinner invitation.

Autograph letter signed. Two pages, 8vo. Fair condition with tearing on the right edge, appears to have been glued onto another document on the right side and there is evidence it has been removed from a larger document. 

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.

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