Political and miscellaneous papers of the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale. Edit


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  • 1719-1760, undated. (Creation)


  • 143 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Scope and Contents

    The papers consist of the following:

    (i) 'Instructions for preparing a case for the Duke of Hamilton touching his peerage as Duke of Brandon & c. and proceedings in the House of Lords on the Duke of Queensberry petition’ 1719 (folio 1);

    (ii) Printed recommendations to the King by the commissioners for securing the peace of the Highlands concerning the provisions of schools in the Highlands, 1716, with a manuscript, 1733, 'Memorial concerning the provisions made by Parliam[en]t for establishing schools in the Highlands of Scotland’ (folio 11);

    (iii) Address, 1727, of the University of Glasgow (folio 15);

    (iv) 'Memorial and queries for James Duke of Athole’ with the answers of the Attorney-General, 1733 (folio 16);

    (v) Memorials, 1733, concerning the bill disqualifying Scottish judges from membership of the House of Commons (folio 19);

    (vi) ‘An authentick account of the misfortune & sufferings of...Lord James Hay...’ 1740 (folio 27

    (vii) ‘Memorandum concerning the Office of Secretary of State &c. especially with regard to Scotland’, 1742 (see also MS. 7111) (folio 55);

    (viii) ‘Memorial for the linen manufacturers of Scotland’, 1742, with related papers (folio 37);

    (ix) Legal papers, 1743, relating to the Duke of Hamilton and his claim to lands in New England (folio 44);

    (x) “Dénombrement Général des garçons depuis 10 jusqu'à 16 ans et depuis 16 jusqu’à 40 enregitré dans les provinces et villes de France pour la malice”, 1743 (folio 57);

    (xi) Copy of the memorial, 1743, of the Earl of Stair to the King (folio 39);

    (xii) Address, 1743, of the Commission of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to the King (folio 63);

    (xiii) Memorandum, 22 November [1744], in the hand of the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale, of a conversation between himself and Lady Archibald Hamilton, mistress of the Prince of Wales, concerning the formation of a new Government (folio 65);

    (xiv) Secret Service payment order to the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale for £3,000, 1745 (folio 67);

    (xv) 'Memorandum of the island fortresses of Lewisburg surrendered by capitulation...‘, 17 June 1745 (folio 69);

    (xvi) University of St. Andrews: “Proposals for uniting St. Salvator's & St. Leonard’s Colleges”, circa 1747, with “State of St. Leonard’s College”, 1739 (folio 71);

    (xvii) Accounts and papers, 1750-1755, concerning the forfeited estates (folio 83);

    (xviii) Memorial and petition, 1756, of the town council and inhabitants of Linlithgow (folio 98);

    (xix) Military papers, 1756-1760, of and concerning Lord Charles Hay of Linplum (folio 108);

    (xx) "Observations upon a bill Intitled An act for taking away & abolishing the heritable jurisdictions in... Scotland...’, undated (folio 150);

    (xxi) ‘Memorandum for the M. of Tweeddale for viewing some of the finest seats in England’, undated (folio 142).

  • Arrangement

    145 folios.