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Literary papers, a political notebook and letters of Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, Politician and Author [1845-1937]. With three letters to Gavin Maxwell.

Identifier: Acc.13262

Scope and Contents

The main interest of the papers lies in the manuscripts and proofs of some of Sir Herbert’s many literary works including `Robert the Bruce and the Struggle for Scottish Independence`, 1897, `The Chevalier of the Splendid Crest`, 1900, `A Century of Empire, 1801-1900`, 1909, `Inter-alia : A Scottish Calendar of Crime and other historical essays`, 1924, and `Evening Memories`, 1932.


  • Creation: 1884-1937, 1945, undated


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0.70 Linear metres (7 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Sir Michael Maxwell, 9th Baronet of Monreith through the good offices of Graham Robert, Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, Information and Archive Service, Ewart Library, Dumfries.5 September 2011

Related Materials

For other literary papers of Sir Herbert Maxwell see Acc.7043/34-44. For family and estate papers of the Maxwells of Monreith see Dep.299 and Accs.7043, 7111, 8816.

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