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Papers of Andrew Stuart concerning the Douglas Cause., 1761-1777.

Identifier: MSS.5346-5369

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.


  • Creation: 1761-1777.

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23 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined

Separated Materials

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


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

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
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