Miscellaneous personal and political correspondence of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, and Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd Viscount. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.9370

Dates

  • 1782-1849. (Creation)

Extents

  • 198 Leaves (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 letters are largely concerned with applications for patronage, and home (especially Scottish) politics. Individual correspondents include: William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland, Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, Lord President Charles Hope, Lord Chief Commissioner William Adam and the 4th Duke of Atholl. Among the draft letters and papers of the 1st Viscount are: several memoranda on patronage matters addressed to William Pitt, 1799-1800, drafts of letters to the Duke of Portland, 1806, and Spencer Perceval, 1810, and an estimate of the voting allegiances of Scottish Members of Parliament, 1802.

  • Arrangement

    198 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1957 and 1959, by J D Dundas, lnnerleithen.

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