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Mementos of Lady Elgin [textual record, music] 

Sub-sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1847-[1864]

Place of creation

Various places

0.8 cm of textual records.

Scope and content

This sub-sub-series brings together five items of sentimental value preserved by Lady Elgin. Two poems addressed to her and an address to Lord Elgin (files 1, 2 and 3) illustrate contemporary customs in producing laudatory verse and addresses, notably during viceregal tours. The polkas (file 4) reflect viceregal patronage and promotion of the arts and cultural activities. The memorial booklet (file 5) may have stimulated Lady Elgin to sponsor a biography of her late husband, engaging Theodore Walrond to to undertake the project.

Textual records
90: Open
Volume
25
90: Open
Music
90: Open
Volume
25
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Additional information

Custodial history
Four of these items had been selected from family memorabilia at BroomHall for inclusion in the 2003 exhibition at Government House. The fifth - the "In Memoriam" booklet - had been included in the 1958 microfilming project (see bundle 7).

Private

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