The material consists of a small number of letters.
Correspondence of Charles Lennox-Gordon, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1791-1860)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-469
- Dates of Creation1844-1849
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description5 letters or notes
- LocationGen. 1983/32-36
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Charles Lennox-Gordon was born on 3 August 1791. He was the eldest son of Charles, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1764-1819). He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the army and served in the latter stages of the war against Napoleon, and was at Waterloo. He was an aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria and was the Hereditary Constable of Inverness Castle. Charles Lennox-Gordon, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, died on 21 October 1860.
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Burke, Ashworth P. A genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage and baronetage, the Privy Council, and knightage. 87th edition. London: Burke's Peerage Ltd., 1929.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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