MC:P204/1/18C Some miscellaneous 19th century family letters
Douglas had evidently inherited some papers relating to earlier generations of his family. MC:P204/3/2C/1, written in 1942, alludes to two letters from Napoleon III to Douglas’s grandmother Mrs. Montgomery which Douglas was considering selling. The full extent of the original collection is unknown, and these are the only such papers which now survive.
MC:P204/1/18C/1 n.d. [c. 1860/1]
Sheets 2–4 of a letter from ‘Linny’ (address lost) to a correspondent variously addressed as ‘dearest mother’ or ‘Masey’ or ‘Marey’. The letter concerns moving house, all the correspondent’s society visits, and alluded to ‘Edie’ and ‘Percy’. It also mentions the engagement of Lord George Paget to Miss Louisa Heneage [who married on 2 Feb 1861].
MC:P204/1/18C/2 1 Nov 
Letter (2 sheets) from ‘Constance’ (address, Colzean, Mayhole) to her sister ‘Fanny’, passing on the news that Sibyl [Montgomery] has received an offer of marriage from Lord Queensberry [they married in Feb 1866], and giving a detailed account of their relationship to date. [Constance might be Constance Mure (née Wyndham), sister of Fanny Montgomery, mother of Sibyl, but in that case Fanny would be passing the news on to Constance, and not vice-versa]
MC:P204/1/18C/3 20 Oct 
Letter from Viscount Encombe (address, Stowell Park, Northleach) to Sybil Marchioness of Queensberry, sending his condolences on the death of Viscount Drumlanrig [Encombe was one of Douglas’s best friends at Winchester].
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