The material consists of a small number of letters.
Correspondence of Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1845-1928)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-470
- Dates of Creation1872-1912
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description5 letters or notes
- LocationGen. 1983/38-43
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Administrative / Biographical History
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox was born on 27 December 1845. He was the eldest son of the Secretary of State for Scotland, 1885-1886, Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, 1st Duke of Gordon (1818-1903), upon whose death he succeeded to the title. He had served in the army in South Africa, 1901-1902. He was created G.C.V.O. in 1904 and K.G. in 1905. In 1911, he carried the Sceptre with the Dove at the Coronation of King George V. He was Lord-Lieutenant of the counties of Moray and Banff, and Chancellor of Aberdeen University. Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, 2nd Duke of Gordon, died on 18 January 1928.
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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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