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TITLE
Lord Strathcona's Mansion House, Glencoe
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3604
PLACENAME
Glen Coe
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35445
KEYWORDS
Glencoe
Loch Leven
Lord Strathcona
mansion
Donald Alexander Smith
Hudson's Bay Company
Lord Strathcona's Mansion House, Glencoe

This postcard contains a painting of a view looking down over Lord Strathcona's mansion at Glencoe, out across Loch Leven, in Glencoe.

The mansion was built by Donald Alexander Smith, later Lord Strathcona, as a country home in the latter years of his life. Smith made his fortune by rising through the ranks of the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada, eventually achieving the position of Governor. His business interests expanded greatly during his long years involved with the fur trade, and he was a founding member of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the first chairman of Anglo-Persian Oil.

The grounds of the mansion were landscaped to resemble the Canadian West, in a tribute to the Canadian origins of Smith's wife.

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Lord Strathcona's Mansion House, Glencoe

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

Glencoe; Loch Leven; Lord Strathcona; mansion; Donald Alexander Smith; Hudson's Bay Company

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries - Illustrated postcards

This postcard contains a painting of a view looking down over Lord Strathcona's mansion at Glencoe, out across Loch Leven, in Glencoe.<br /> <br /> The mansion was built by Donald Alexander Smith, later Lord Strathcona, as a country home in the latter years of his life. Smith made his fortune by rising through the ranks of the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada, eventually achieving the position of Governor. His business interests expanded greatly during his long years involved with the fur trade, and he was a founding member of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the first chairman of Anglo-Persian Oil. <br /> <br /> The grounds of the mansion were landscaped to resemble the Canadian West, in a tribute to the Canadian origins of Smith's wife.