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Collection NRAS2177 - Douglas-Hamilton Family, Dukes of Hamilton and Brandon

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GB 800001 NRAS2177


Douglas-Hamilton Family, Dukes of Hamilton and Brandon


  • c1276-1983 (Creation)

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Robert Brown, factor of Lewis (1807-1815)

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This is a rich and extensive collection of papers and correspondence relating to Robert Brown’s role as factor of the Seaforth estate on Lewis and also his involvement in the Uist and Barra estates where he was a trustee and advisor to the troubled Clanranald estates. Brown, although latterly in the employment of the Duke of Hamilton, continued an extensive correspondence with the financially troubled Seaforth estate in an advisory capacity up until the 1830s.

These papers for part of the papers of the Douglas-Hamilton family, Dukes of Hamilton and Brandon

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  • English

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Full catalogue available through National Register of Archives for Scotland online catalogue at

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