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Earl of Minto Letter

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 3 Aug 2015

Biographical History

Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Elliot (1845-1914), sometimes also listed as Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, was the fourth Earl of Minto. He served as Governor General of Canada (1898-1904) and as Viceroy and Governor-General of India (1905-1910).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Earl of Minto Letter consists of a letter from the fourth Earl of Minto, on ducal letterhead. The brief note, addressed to "Dear Villiers," was evidently written in reponse to a request for an autograph.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Minto, Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Elliot, Earl of, 1845-1914.


Autographs -- Collectors and collecting.
Nobility -- England.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Earl of Minto Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


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