CAMPBELL-ORDE FAMILY OF ARGYLLSHIRE The remaining estate and personal papers of the Campbell-Orde family of Kilmory House, Argyllshire, dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, an extensive collection loose and in bundles, contained in seven tin trunks

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CAMPBELL-ORDE FAMILY OF ARGYLLSHIRE
The remaining estate and personal papers of the Campbell-Orde family of Kilmory House, Argyllshire, dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, an extensive collection loose and in bundles, contained in seven tin trunks

Sold for £ 4,812 (US$ 5,948) inc. premium
CAMPBELL-ORDE FAMILY OF ARGYLLSHIRE
The remaining estate and personal papers of the Campbell-Orde family of Kilmory House, Argyllshire, dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, an extensive collection loose and in bundles, contained in seven tin trunks, comprising:

(i) Collection of family correspondence, notes and personal papers including a small quantity of correspondence to Peter Campbell relating to the family's estates in Jamaica c.1800, group of letters labelled "from Jane, Lady Orde, first wife of Sir John Orde regarding Kilmory", correspondence between Sir John Powlett Orde, 2nd Bt. and his son John William Powlett Orde of the Royal 42nd Highlanders, Bermuda and Prince Edward Island, bundles of student notes dated 1818, several bundles of loose recipes ("Mildew Prevented in Cotton Canvas", "Mr Souths mixture for Cholera 1855"), family trees and geneaology, various notebooks ("wine notes 1798")

(ii) Financial and estate papers, including account books ("Lady Bolton's 1807" and "Old accounts of Miss Caroline Campbell"), house book 1821, coachman's book dated 1842 ("Comb & brush... sponge & leather... harness & blacking..."), bundles of household receipts dating from 1740's onwards, bank books, share certificates, bundles of bonds dating from the 1750's; with legal papers regarding land and property, marriage settlements and wills dating from mid-18th century onwards, bundles of indentures (including an indenture signed by John Orde and Eliza Campbell, 1820), conveyance for the Holland Plantation, Jamaica, copy of the will of Admiral Sir John Orde; ground plans of Kilmory House, plans for estate cottages and a loch, inventories ("Property of John Yorke Esq, Feb. 1813"), bundles of late 19th century crofters' deeds, letters and agents accounts

(iii) Papers of Sir Arthur John Campbell-Orde, 4th Bt., relating to his service in the 2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, the Lovat Scouts Imperial Yeomanry and the South Argyll Volunteers, with various maps and papers relating to the Boer War and the First World War; with four military commissions signed by Queen Victoria, dated 1842, 1848, 1891 and 1903

(iv) Quantity of printed and other ephemera including newspapers, Eton College list 1842, advertisements, auction catalogues, local maps etc.

Footnotes

  • Sir John Powlett Orde, 2nd Bt., only son of Admiral Sir John Orde, a former Governor of Dominica, inherited Kilmory House in 1829 on the death of his wife Eliza Campbell whose father, Peter Campbell, owned extensive estates in Jamaica (his papers sold in our sale of 15 June 2016, lot 120 and 9 November 2016, lot 116). He immediately embarked on a major programme of rebuilding and renovation of the house and estate, decorating the interior in the Chinese style and reputedly appointing William Jackson Hooker of Kew to remodel the grounds. He was succeeded by his son Sir John William Powlett Orde who obtained the Royal Licence in January 1880 to assume the surname of Campbell-Orde. The house passed out of the family in 1938 and is now the headquarters of the Argyll & Bute District Council.
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CAMPBELL-ORDE FAMILY OF ARGYLLSHIRE The remaining estate and personal papers of the Campbell-Orde family of Kilmory House, Argyllshire, dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, an extensive collection loose and in bundles, contained in seven tin trunks
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