Foreign News: Castle Collector

Publicity-hating, 56-year-old John Crichton-Stuart, fourth Marquess of Bute, was quietly sunning himself last week in Morocco. In smoky Cardiff, Wales, an anxious City Council was worried over the rich noble lord's latest business deal. Announcement had just been made that Lord Bute—a collector of castles, the largest individual coal royalty owner in Britain, descendant of the 14th-Century Scottish King Robert III, possessor of 14 titles—was disposing of half of Cardiff's real estate to an unidentified London syndicate. Reported to involve from $100,000,000 down to $25,000,000 it was believed to be the most...

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