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31 January 1847


Monklands, [Quebec]

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

pages 59-174
Inventory no.: 4842

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Letter written between the 31 January and the 23 February. A clipping is pasted on page 161. Reception at Boston. Lord Elgin is accompanied by Charles Paine from Boston to Montpelier [Vermont]. Modes of transportation. Lord Elgin conveys his feelings to Lady Elgin on their relationship and separation. Ball given by Lady Cathcart. Relationship between Lady Elgin and Lady Elma Bruce. Household staff. Lord Elgin's first levee and first great dinner. Position of Aide-de-Camp offered to Alexander [George] Russell. Lord Elgin's routines. Lord Elgin writes to Lady Grey to convey the details of his proceedings in an unofficial way. Lord Elgin thinks of making a book of addresses and newspaper clippings for Lady Elgin's interest and her use as a reference. Major John Richardson. Letter from Charles Paine. Fete of the Mechanics Institute [of Montreal]. Reference in book of newspaper extracts. Comments on representing the Sovereign at formal occasions without any distinguishing decoration.

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