Guide to the Papers of Algernon Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Keith-Falconer, Algernon, Sir, 9th Earl of Kintore
Papers of Algernon Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1889 - 1914
Collection Number
8 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

1. Albums of newspaper cuttings, photographs, letters, poems, menus, concert, theatre and sport programs kept by Lord and Lady Kintore in South Australia 1890-95. The cuttings are mostly from the South Australian Register and the Advertiser. Subjects include: Australian governorships; parliamentary proceedings; vice-regal social events; Freemasonry; review of the defence forces; travels in Australia; and departure of Kintore from South Australia.

2. Government House guestbook 1889-1914 containing autographs of guests at Government House, Adelaide.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Filmed at the private residence of Rt Hon. The Earl Kintore, Scotland, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1986 (AJCP Reels: M1966-1967). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Rt Hon. The Earl of Kintore. Stonehaven, Scotland

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2018. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Adelaide, South Australia; Freemasonry; Governors and Governors General: South Australia; Government House, Adelaide; Keith-Falconer, Sir Algernon, 9th Earl of Kintore; Keith-Falconer, Sydney C.M., Countess of Kintore; Photographs: South Australia; South Australia; South Australia: army and defence; South Australia: politics and government


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 266, p99.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Algernon Keith-Falconer (1852-1930), 9th Earl of Kintore (succeeded 1880) was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He later held the positions of Lord-in-waiting to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard. Kintore was Governor of South Australia, April 1889-April 1895.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Seven albums of newspaper cuttings, photographs, letters, poems, menus and concert, theatre and sports programs kept by Lord and Lady Kintore in South Australia, November 1890 - April 1895

7 items

The cuttings are mostly from the South Australian Register and the Advertiser. Apart from general articles on Australia, the subjects include Australian governorships, parliamentary proceedings, vice-regal social events, freemasonry, reviews of defence forces, visits by Kintore to Northern Territory and Broken Hill (1891), Lady Kintore Cottage Homes, visits to Adelaide of Lord Jersey (Jan. 1891), Lord Charles Scott (June 1891), Lord Glasgow (May 1892), Sir William Robinson (July 1892), Sir William Jervois (August 1892), death of Duke of Clarence (Jan. 1892), collapse of Broken Hill strike (November 1892), ministerial changes, visit of Kintore to Britain in 1893-94, death of Sir Robert Duff (March 1895), and departure of Kintore from South Australia (April 1895).

Most of the letters are concerned with social events. However, there is the letter of resignation of the Playford Ministry (17 June 1892) and correspondence with C. Kingston and Lord Ripon concerning the appointment of a successor to Kintore (July 1893). Correspondents include G.M. Waite, Sir Julian Pauncefote (Washington), W.R. Creswell, Sir George Dibbs, C. Kingston, J.H. Symon, Sir Henry Ayers, Lord Kimberley, Bishop G.W. Kennion and Justice J.P. Boucaut.

There is some overlap between the volumes.

Album, November 1890 - April 1892 (File Vol. 1)

Album, May 1892 - September 1892 (File Vol. 2)

Album, September 1892 - March 1893 (File Vol. 3)

Album, April 1893 - August 1893 (File Vol. 4)

Album, September 1893 - September 1894 (File Vol. 5)

Album, July 1894 - April 1895 (File Vol. 6)

Album, 1891 - 1895 (File Vol. 7)

Series 2. Government House Guestbook and Photograph Album, 1889 - 1914

The album mainly contains autographs and photographs of guests at Government House, Adelaide, including a number of group photographs. There are also photographs of Government House, Marble Hill, Montefiore House, various Adelaide buildings (including the Art Gallery and School of Mines), Kintore Avenue, a party at Government House, Melbourne, and Lord Tennyson and the Flinders Column, Mount Lofty (1902). Individuals represented include Lord Hopetoun, Sir William Robinson, Sir Henry Ayers, Sir Robert Duff, Lord Jersey, Lord Onslow, Sir Henry Norman, Bishop G.W. Kennion and E.W. Wallington. A number of the photographs were evidently sent to the Kintores after they returned to Britain in 1895.