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Sanquhar Knitting

Letter to Jessie Wilson from the Lord Chamberlain's Office

Period:
20th Century
Description:

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.

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
128mm x 197mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0207.19
Digital Number:
SQDO003n
Creation Date:
1935
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council