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TITLE
Invitation to Dunrobin Castle
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_INV_1866
PLACENAME
Dunrobin Castle
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF IMAGE
1866
PERIOD
1860s
SOURCE
A R MacEwen
ASSET ID
178
KEYWORDS
invitations
dukes
castles
dancing
Invitation to Dunrobin Castle

Handwritten invitation to Mr Hoyes inviting him to meet the Prince and Princess of Wales at a dance in Dunrobin Castle on 27th September 1866 at 10 o'clock.

Dunrobin Castle, near Golspie, is the seat of the Dukes of Sutherland. The second Duke, who inherited the title in 1839, commissioned Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament in London, to extend the castle and design a formal garden similar to that of the Palace of Versailles.

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Invitation to Dunrobin Castle

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1860s

invitations; dukes; castles; dancing

A R MacEwen

Sir Alexander MacEwen Papers

Handwritten invitation to Mr Hoyes inviting him to meet the Prince and Princess of Wales at a dance in Dunrobin Castle on 27th September 1866 at 10 o'clock.<br /> <br /> Dunrobin Castle, near Golspie, is the seat of the Dukes of Sutherland. The second Duke, who inherited the title in 1839, commissioned Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament in London, to extend the castle and design a formal garden similar to that of the Palace of Versailles.