Item 2 - Princess Mary Book

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GB 2830 QUE/4/2


Princess Mary Book


  • 1933 (Creation)

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1 Book of needlework samples

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Book presented to Yorkshire Training College of Housecraft at the opening of Vernon Road on 24 February 1933 by Princess Mary, Princess Royal.

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Needlework samples in presentation album with descriptions. leather binding with an inscription on front reading: Viscountess Canning from the Girls of the Hanover District Schools March 31, 1855. Suggests that Viscount Canning once owned the book. She was Queen Victoria's Lady of the Bedchamber until mid-1855. Through this contact, the Princess Royal may have obtained the book.

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Physically stored with the Yorkshire College of Housecraft Collection.

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