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Collection MS 2023 - Papers relating to conditions in and administration of Invernessshire and the Western Isles of Scotland

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GB 231 MS 2023


Papers relating to conditions in and administration of Invernessshire and the Western Isles of Scotland


  • 1817 (Creation)

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The papers appear from internal evidence to have been acquired together from different lots in the same catalogue issued by a second-hand bookseller. They were catalogued in Aberdeen University Library in September 1939 and may have been part of the collection of books and manuscripts bequeathed by J. M. Bulloch.

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MS 2023/1: Letter, dated 26 March 1817, from Claud Russell, Edinburgh to Rt. Hon. Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville. He encloses MS 2023/2, a copy of which was to be presented to the Lords of the Treasury by the Duke of Atholl, requesting Dundas' support for the measure proposed. As an agent for Clanronald, Russell also describes the conditions of tenants. Encloses MS 2015 in confirmation of facts given in memorial.

MS 2023/2: Copy of memorial, dated 1817, by Hon. Mary Lady Hood Mackenzie of Seaforth, Alexander Wentworth (Lord Macdonald), Ronald George Macdonald of Clanronald (M.P.), Alexander Norman Macleod of Harris, Colonel Alexander Macdonald of Boisdale, Roderick Macneill of Barra and Ronald Macdonald of Bornish: all proprietors of Hebrides or Long Island in counties of Inverness and Ross, to the Rt. Hon. Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury. Describes in detail conditions in Long Island in Inverness and Ross including islands of Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra.

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  • English

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Paper list available at the University of Aberdeen, Special Libraries and Archives

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