Correspondence and papers of the Honourable Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot and his family. Edit




  • 1828-1956, undated. (Creation)


  • 152 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1967 and 1977, by Mr and Mrs Hubert Elliot. MS.19483 folios 281-292 were presented in 1967 by Lady Milne-Home.

  • Scope and Contents

    Arthur Elliot was the second son of the 3rd Earl of Minto and his papers form a valuable supplement to the Minto collection. Included here are papers of Sir Thomas Frederick Elliot, Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Emma, Lady Hislop, the grandmother of Arthur Elliot. Particularly well represented is Elliot's mother, Nina, Countess of Minto, her papers being especially rich in her correspondence and literary manuscripts. As an active Member of Parliament over a period of twenty-five years, Arthur Elliot communicated with some of the leading political figures of the time, and his own papers contain much material concerning British politics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Separated Materials

    For one formal document see Ch.15392. Printed items have been transferred to the Department of Printed Books and a list has been placed with MS.19571.

  • Arrangement

    The papers are arranged as follows: MSS.19420-19433. Papers and correspondence of Sir Thomas Frederick Elliot MSS.19434-19439. Commonplace books of Emma, Lady Hislop MS.19440. Commonplace book of Harriet, Baroness De Clifford. MS. 19441. Correspondence of William, 3rd Earl of Minto MSS.19442-19470. Papers and correspondence of Nina, Countess of Minto MSS.19471-19472. Correspondence of George Francis Stewart Elliot MSS.19473-19478. Correspondence of Gilbert, 4th Earl of Minto MSS.19479-19571. Papers and correspondence of Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot