Letter to Jessie Wilson from the Lord Chamberlain's Office

Letter to Jessie Wilson from the Lord Chamberlain's Office, to inform of the showing of presents from the wedding of the Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th November 1935.   In October 1935 Jessie Wilson sent gloves to Drumlanrig Castle, a pair for Lady Alice Scott, sister of the Duke of Buccleuch, and a pair for the Duke of Gloucester who she was shortly to marry.   Both Jessie Wilson and her mother knitted Sanquhar gloves and socks for a living in the years after the First World War. In the 1920s they received 2/6 (12 1/2p) for making a pair of gloves with initials or a full name worked at the wrist. The person placing the order would supply the wool. When orders were scarce they knitted gloves with 'Sanquhar' at the wrist for general sale.
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128mm x 197mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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