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Correspondence, notebooks, journals and other papers of Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie, Bishop Robert Douglas, and of the Douglas family and estates.

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Identifier: Acc.10229/1-132

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers, literary manuscripts and journals of Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie (1744-1823) and of earlier members of the Douglas family, mainly his great-grandfather, Robert Douglas (1625-1716), Bishop of Brechin, 1682-1684, and the last Bishop of Dunblane (1684-1689) in the pre-Revolution episcopal establishment of the Church of Scotland; and his father, John Douglas of Fechil in the parish of Ellon, Aberdeenshire (1714-1762).


  • Creation: 1597-1823.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1990, by British Records Association, London.

Related Materials

Acc.7079. Papers of the family of Gordon and Douglas of Fechil. Acc.8059. Correspondence of Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie. MSS.16493-4. MS.21193, ff. 11-104. Adv.MS.23.7.18-19.

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