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Broadsides relating to Queen Victoria's journey by train from Ballater to Windsor.

Author London and North Western Railway
Title Broadsides relating to Queen Victoria's journey by train from Ballater to Windsor.
Imprint London : London and North Western Railway
Date of Publication 1876
Language English
Notes Note: 9 broadsides showing the details of the Queen's journey on the 22nd and 23rd of November 1876. Includes; itinery of stations en route and times of arrival and departure, arrangements for telegraphing the train, arrangement of carriages, and precautions to be taken in the event of fog. Also included is a special notice announcing the postponment of the journey until the afternoon of the 23rd. The Queen returned to Windsor amid the rising tension between the great powers over the Eastern Question of the Ottoman Empire. In a letter to the Marquis of Salisbury dated Balmoral, 18th Nov. 1876 it is stated that the Queen had at one time thought of leaving on the 17th but floods below Perth had washed away bridges. The time to repair the tracks may account for the subsequent delaying of the journey.
Shelfmark APS.5.201.12
Reference Sources Buckle, George Earle (editor). The letters of Queen Victoria. Second series. (London, 1926) (X.190.d)
Acquired on 01/08/01
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