George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900) Signed card, 2 x 1.25, a Scottish & British peer (he held two dukedoms) and Liberal politician as well as a writer on science, religion, and the politics of the 19th century. In fine condition, with the word "Duke" in another hand at the bottom, age toning.
George Douglas Campbell (1823-1900) succeeded his father as the 8th Duke of Argyll in 1847 and in 1892 Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Argyll was a prominent Whig politician, closely associated with Prince Albert. He served in the governments of four Prime Ministers: Lords Aberdeen, Russell and Palmerston and William Gladstone. Offices included Lord Privy Seal, Postmaster General, and Secretary of State for India. Actively interested in scientific matters, Argyll was a leading critic of Darwin's theory of evolution. He wrote books on topics as diverse as law, economics, and biology.