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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1327

Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn letters to Viscount Henry Dundas Melville

Letters to Scottish politician Viscount Henry Dundas Melville from Scottish judge Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn.


  • 1788-1810

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.5 linear feet (1 box)

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.

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.

Physical Location


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

Repository Details

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