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GD233Papers of the Cochrane family, Earls of Dundonald (Dundonald muniments)1654-1993
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD233/100/60
Title Miscellaneous papers of family interest
Dates [1860]-1919
Access status Open
Location On site
Description Including -

1. 6 Dec 1918. Letter announcing the birth of his son, signed 'Robin' [The Hon Douglas Cochrane], with newscutting.

2. 26-29 Apr 1919. Letter from Lady Gertrude telling of Tom's [Rt. Hon. Thomas Cochrane] coming peerage, with newscutting.

3. 23 Dec 1918. Letter from Commander J. Wilfred Scott, he sends a Christmas card with photographs of HMS Cochrane, referring to his regret at the vessel having to be abandoned (after being grounded near Crosby Light Ship).

4. 21 Jan 1919. Newscutting showing HMS Cochrane in the ice at Pechanga, Russia.

5. 27-28 Dec 1918. Telegram from Chilean Minister, Agustin Edwards, telling of centenary celebrations at Valparaiso, with copy of reply and newscutting.

6. nd: Typed copy extracts from novel 'That which hath wings' by Richard Dehan. (refers to 10th and 12th Earls').

7. Notice in Oban Times, Dec 1918, of purchase of Lochnell Estate by 12th Earl.

8. [Jun 1860]. Copy of declaration by 10th Earl in June 1860 as to his 3 marriage ceremonies to Katherine Barnes.

9. 1918 and 1919. Letters from Lord Lamington relating to pictures of family interest.

10. 22 Jul 1905. Letter from Sir Hereward Wake regarding oil painting of Grizel Cochrane.

11. nd. [1899?] Letter from Mrs Edith Fraser, The Hague, regarding the family history of Veronica Von Sommelsdyck. She mentions that there is a Cochrane buried at the Hague and will ask her husband to send a translation of a Dutch manuscript. Mentions forthcoming peace conference to be held in the palace.

12. nd: Memo that there is a picture of Isabella, wife of 9th Earl, in possession of Sir Walter Greene, Suffolk;
9 Jan 1919. Letter from [ ] Ellis, Kew Gardens, seeking information on Agnes Strickland (1796-1874), English historical writer and poet.
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Previous numbers GD233/100/60A

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