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Correspondence and papers of the Marquesses of Tweeddale., 1595-1876, undated.

Identifier: MSS.7002-7101

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The collection consists largely of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century correspondence. The chief correspondents are the members of the family most active in public life, and their letters are on the whole more concerned with public than with personal affairs, though there is some discussion of family matters in the seventeenth-century letters. The most important and extensive correspondence is that of the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, which dates from 1660 to 1697, and covers most of his political career; and that of the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale, most of which dates from 1742 to 1746, his period of office as Secretary of State for Scotland. Lord Charles Hay's papers concern the campaigns of 1743-1745 against France, and the Seven Years' War in America; the 8th Marquess's papers concern (though very briefly) the Peninsular War.


  • Creation: 1595-1876, undated.

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56 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


The correspondence and papers are arranged chronologically within the following sections.

MSS.7002. 1st Earl of Tweeddale. MSS.7003-7043. 1st and 2nd Marquesses of Tweeddale. MSS.7044-7080. 4th Marquess of Tweeddale. MSS.7081-7097. Lord Charles Hay. MSS.7098. 6th Marquess of Tweeddale. MSS.7099. 7th Marquess of Tweeddale. MSS.7100-7101. 8th Marquess of Tweeddale.

Some of the letters may be misplaced, as it is sometimes doubtful whether the date has been given according to the Old Style or the New Style.

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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