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Nidderdale, Lord

The eldest son of the Marquis of Auld Reekie, and a cousin of the Duchess of Omnium. He became one of the directors of the South Central Pacific and Mexican Railroad, and offered to marry Marie Melmotte for half a million down. He refused the match when Marie’s father tried to tie up the money, but later renewed his suit, having become attracted to Marie. He later married Lord Cantrip’s daughter. (Way We Live 2*57:45).

 "...not at all beautiful. He had a common-place rough face, with a turn-up nose, high cheek bones, no especial complexion, sandycoloured whiskers, and bright laughing eyes" - The Way We Live Now