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Papers of David Erskine, 11th earl of Buchan (1742-1829), about electoral reform movement in Scotland and Yorkshire

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: MS 201

Overview

This collection includes an autobiography (1793-1794) by David Erskine, 11th earl of Buchan (1742-1829) and allied manuscript material about the electoral reform movement in Scotland and Yorkshire, as well as printed minutes, etc. of Scottish and Yorkshire reform committees (1782-1783). Also present are a few letters to Erskine from Christopher Wyvill (of Hartlepool) and Norman Macleod (1754-1801).

Dates

  • 1782 - 1783

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (19 items in 1 document case)

Physical Location

MS 201

Custodial History

The historian, George Herbert Guttridge (1898-1969), collected letters by 18th-century English and Scottish figures, primarily Whig politicians. He seems to have obtained these letters in groups of varying sizes, often from bookdealers. Spencer Research Library acquired the collection through the California bookdealer, Joseph Rubinstein, following Guttridge's death in 1969. During processing, the Guttridge Collection manuscripts have been subdivided, following their original provenance, into the Correspondence of Sir William Lee ; the Papers of David Erskine, 11th earl of Buchan; the Correspondence of Lady Mary Holland; and Miscellaneous Correspondence. A group of 154 printed pamphlets acquired at the same time have been cataloged separately as printed works. Formerly part of Phillipps 16939 and 23531.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Joseph Rubinstein, after 1969.
Title
Guide to the Guttridge Collection of the Papers of David Erskine
Subtitle
Papers of David Erskine, 11th earl of Buchan (1742-1829), about electoral reform movement in Scotland and Yorkshire
Author
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1988; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/7474402772
Preferred citation
Papers of David Erskine, 11th earl of Buchan (1742-1829), about electoral reform movement in Scotland and Yorkshire, MS 201, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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