Diploma of the Cape Club of Edinburgh, 18th century

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Postcard of Diploma of the Cape Club of Edinburgh, 18th century.
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Diploma of the Cape Club of Edinburgh, 18th century

This 'Knight of the Cape' diploma was produced by the Cape Club of Edinburgh. The club was established in 1764, initially to raise support for a Scottish militia. It became a celebrated convivial club and by 1800 had over 600 'Knights of the Cape'.

Member's diploma of the Cape Club of Edinburgh, 1793 - 1843

Clubs of all kinds were a prominent part of the Scottish social scene in the 18th and 19th centuries. Membership varied depending on whether they were set up for political, debating, literary or simply convivial purposes. Many met at favoured taverns.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-546-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NC 18
Date: 1793 - 1843
Between 1793 and 1843
Dimensions: 370 mm H x 260 mm W
What: Diploma
Subject: Badges and insignia (NMAS Classification)
Who: Cape Club
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
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