[ Margaret Armstrong, Lady Armstrong, gardener. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to 'Messrs Carr' [ of the Newcastle Daily Journal ], asking them to insert a notice of the death of 'Mr. John Pratt', one of her family's servants at Jesmond Dene.

Margaret Armstrong [ née Margaret Ramshaw ], Lady Armstrong (1807-1893), gardener, wife of William George Armstrong (1810-1900), 1st Baron Armstrong [ Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland ]
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On letterhead of Jesmond Dene, Newcastle on Tyne. 26 December 1865.
SKU: 20428

Margaret Ramshaw of Bishop Auckland married the industrialist William George Armstrong (1810-1900), 1st Baron Armstrong, in 1835. She played an important role in the design of the gardens at Jesmond Dene, the couple’s house in Newcastle, and later at Cragside, which is now a National Trust property. 2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice, and with traces of mount on blank second leaf. She asks 'Messrs Carr' (proprietors of the Newcastle Daily Journal) to 'reserve a Copy of the particulars connected with the death of the late Duke of Northumberland, which will be called for at the Journal Office'. She also 'wishes the following notice to be inserted in the Journal - | At Rock Cottage Jesmond Dene nr Newcastle - Died on the 22nd. of Decr. 1865 - Mr. John Pratt. Aged 53 years. Much respected, & long in the service of Sir William Armstrong's family.'