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Letter & tartan sample, associated with William Wilson & Sons, Bannockburn, near Stirling

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Letter & tartan sample, associated with William Wilson & Sons, Bannockburn, near Stirling
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This letter, addressed to William Wilson & Sons of Bannockburn near Stirling, is an order for supplying lengths of tartan as per the attached sample. The letter is dated Edinburgh, 23 November, 1832.

The pencil inscription above the letter reads, 'Cluny'.

The 1822 visit of George IV to Edinburgh boosted the popularity of tartan as did Queen Victoria's love of the Highlands. She and her family wore tartan and Balmoral, her Deeside home, had tartan carpets and furnishings.

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