Papers of Andrew Stuart concerning the Douglas Cause. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MSS.5346-5369
Level of Description
Sub-Series

Dates

  • 1761-1777. (Creation)

Extents

  • 23 Volumes (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers contain the lawsuit in which the tutors of James George, 7th Duke of Hamilton, contested on his behalf the claim of Archibald James Edward Douglas, son of Lady Jane Douglas Stuart, to the lands of the Douglas family. Andrew Stuart acted as agent for the Hamilton claimant, and played an active part both in France and in Britain in the preparation and presentation of the Hamilton Case.

  • Bibliography

    These papers have been used by Lillian de la Torre in ‘The heir of Douglas’ (London, 1953).

  • Separated Materials

    For other papers of Andrew Stuart relating to the Douglas Cause, see MSS.8266-8276.

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