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Collection name. Robertson-Macdonald of Kinlochmoidart Papers

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Family papers, chiefly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, of the Robertsons (a branch of the Robertsons of Strowan), the Macdonalds of Kinlochmoidart, and, on the marriage in 1799 of Margaretta Macdonald of Kinlochmoidart with Lieutenant-Colonel David Robertson, son of Principal Robertson, the Robertson-Macdonalds of Kinlochmoidart.

Identifier: MSS.3942-3988
Scope and Contents Among the papers of the Robertsons the chief correspondents are Principal William Robertson, the historian, and his son William, a Senator of the College of Justice. The correspondence of the Principal includes letters of scholars, British and foreign (Voltaire among others), about his works, information on the American Indians, 1774-1777, and threats regarding his attitude to Roman Catholics, 1778-1779. That of Lord Robertson deals with his legal and political activities and the publication...
Dates: 1608-1913, undated.