Fonds MC 3214 - Correspondence of Captain the Hon. Frederick Charteris and Lady Louisa Charteris, née Keppel

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MC 3214


Correspondence of Captain the Hon. Frederick Charteris and Lady Louisa Charteris, née Keppel


  • 1872-1905 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 4 September 2006 (ACC 2006/147). Catalogued 28 April 2016 (JHA).

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Correspondence of Captain the Hon. Frederick Charteris (1836-1887), son of the 7th earl of Wemyss, and his wife Lady Louisa (1836-1936), née Keppel, daughter of the 6th earl of Albemarle. Both were talented amateur artists who exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery. The majority of the letters were written while Frederick was shooting and fishing in Scotland. There is also a bundle of letters of condolence on his death in 1887, and a small group of miscellaneous letters addressed to Lady Louisa.

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The letters were arranged by the donor into four bundles. However the reference to the conversion of the Revd James H. Tait to Anglicanism, which occurred in 1877, makes it clear that the letters relate to at least two separate Scottish holidays of Frederick, in 1877 and 1879, and they have been substantially rearranged; original numbers are shown in square brackets after the entries.

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For the main Albemarle of Quidenham Estate Collection, see ALB.

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