Papers of and concerning Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Baronet. Edit


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  • 1742-1775. (Creation)


  • 177 Leaves (Whole)



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    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    177 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) Memorial for the ministers of the Church of Scotland on the window tax, 1757 (folio 1). See also MS.11017, folios 64-65. (ii) Notes and printed bill concerning the writ of Habeas Corpus, [1758] (folio 3); (iii) Drafts of speeches to be delivered in the House of Commons on the conduct of the war, with notes on bribery at elections and the swearing of oaths, [1759] (folio 11); (iv) Memorial for John Forbes of Culloden, 1762 (folio 22); (v) Notes relating chiefly to parliamentary business, circa 1762-1775 (folio 24); (vi) Papers concerning the case of John Wilkes, 1763, 1768-1769 (folio 59); (vii) Papers concerning the Falkland Islands dispute, 1770-1771 (folio 112); (viii) Printed heads of two bills, with annotations, concerning the regulation of the carting trade in Scotland, [1771] (folio 134); (ix) Copies of memoranda of Agnes, Lady Elliot, undated, mostly transcribed by Gilbert, 2nd Earl of Minto, and concerning chiefly the political career of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Baronet, up to approximately 1760. The original documents from which the transcripts were made are now missing (folio 144); (x) Notebook of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Baronet, undated, containing chiefly an outline of political events from 1742 to 1756, and brief notes on public figures (folio 156).