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Collection name. Abercromby, James, 1st Baron Dunfermline

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Family, political and personal correspondence and papers of the Abercromby family, chiefly of James Abercromby (1776-1858), 1st Baron Dunfermline, with some correspondence and papers of his wife Marianne (died 1874), and of their son Ralph, 2nd Baron and diplomatist (1803-1868), and his family.

Identifier: MSS.24725-24774
Scope and Contents James Abercromby was Judge Advocate General, 1827; Chief Baron of the Exchequer Court, Scotland, 1830-1832; a member of the Whig Cabinet as Master of the Mint, 1834; Speaker of the House of Commons, 1835-1839; and created 1st Baron Dunfermline, 1839.Much of the family correspondence is from Ralph Abercromby, 2nd Baron and from and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, a daughter of the 2nd Earl of Minto. With the papers are a few letters, 1909-1912, to Alexander Lockhart Trotter,...
Dates: 1798-1887, undated.