1906 Royal summons to a Court at Buckingham Palace


A formal summons on a 7¼ x 5 ins card on which the Lord Chamberlain summons Capt. & Mrs Cecil Norton to a Court at Buckingham Palace on 16th February 1906. The dress code is indicative of Edwardian formality being Full Dress, Ladies with Feathers and Trains . Cecil William Norton [1850-1930] was a successful Liberal M.P.  and Junior Lord of the Treasury 1905-10 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions during WWI. He was elevated to the Peerage as 1st Baron Rathcreedan.     jul5/2

Provenance: By family descent until bought from the late Dowager Lady Rathcreedan,

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