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John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll

(1845-1914), Governor-General of Canada

John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll

Sitter in 33 portraits
Campbell, or the Marquess of Lorne, was an MP from 1868 until 1878, where he worked as private secretary to his father, the Secretary of State for India. In 1870, he was one of five British aristocrats who were invited to Balmoral, where the Queen was seeking a British husband for her fourth daughter, Princess Louise. He and Louise were married in 1871. In 1878, Lorne was appointed Governor General of Canada, the office for which he is best remembered. He was successful in this role, improving relations between Victoria and the federal government in Ottawa. Louise accompanied him to Canada but in 1880 she returned home after an accident; Lorne resigned his post in 1883.

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John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG 4629

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 19 November 1870
NPG 4629

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, probably after W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax46171

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll

probably after W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax46171

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, by George Washington Wilson - NPG x94

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll

by George Washington Wilson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x94

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x95

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
NPG x95

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