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MS Eng 1327

Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of, 1733-1805. Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn letters to Viscount Henry Dundas Melville, 1788-1810: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1327
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of, 1733-1805.
Title: Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn letters to Viscount Henry Dundas Melville,
Date(s): 1788-1810.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to Scottish politician Viscount Henry Dundas Melville from Scottish judge Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

45M-433F. Gift of Lee M. Friedman, Esq., Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1945 August 18.
Purchased: Melville papers; lot 141, Sotheby, 1926 April 26.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn Letters to Viscount Henry Dundas Melville, 1788-1810 (MS Eng 1327). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wedderburn was the first Earl of Rosslyn and a judge in Great Britain. Dundas was the first Viscount Melville and a Scottish politician.

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Wedderburn to Dundas, as well as correspondence among other British politicians concerning British government, politics, England's relations with Ireland, France, Spain, and other European countries, and crops in England. Also includes a copy of a letter in French.

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