National Geographic : 1935 Aug
©H.B.Burdekin "MIDNIGHT AND ALL'S WELL" IN QUEEN VICTORIA'S TOWN HOUSE, NOW "THE PALACE" Buckingham Palace has a history extending back through several reincarnations to the reign of James I. On thesite then stood the house ofthe Keeper ofthe King's Mulberry Garden, established when the monarch foresaw the popular vogue of silk. An old mulberry tree, a relic ofthat early garden, still remains. The structure was rebuilt several times, once, in 1703, by John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, who named it Buckingham House. George III bought itin1761. Queen Victoria made ita palace. King George and Queen Mary have made it The Palace to which debutantes look with longing and an Empire regards with affection and respect.