'Instructions to Master David Erskine by his Father The Earl of Buchan 29 March 1784'. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.806

Dates

  • 1784. (Creation)

Extents

  • 13 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1937, by J M Mackenzie, Edinburgh.

  • Arrangement

    13 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    These were drawn up by the Earl of Buchan when his son (afterwards Sir David Erskine) entered Mr de Ribouville's Academy, Old Cavendish Street, London. Before the precepts, the Earl gives a brief account of his son's life up to that date. He gives the date of his birth as December 1771 (not 1772, as in the Dictionary of National Biography).

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