CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 30/1/6
TitleTo [Robert Arbuthnot], from Aberdeen
Date5 September 1764
Extent1 Item
Administrative HistoryRobert Arbuthnot [1728-1803] was a member of a distinguished Jacobite/ Episcopalian family. He was brought up and later owned Haddo-Rattray House, north of Peterhead. He was a merchant and then a banker in the firm of Arbuthnot and Guthrie, which failed in 1772. He then moved to Edinburgh where he bacame secretary of the Board for the Encouragement of Manufacturies and Fisheries in Scotland. He befriended Beattie after Beattie moved to Aberdeen in 1758, and became for some years his principal poetic adviser and promoter. He negotiated on Beattie's behalf and often in conjuction with Sir William Forbes, with the booksellers over several of the publications
DescriptionRe: ms of The Judgment of Paris to be sent with a view to publication, with music promised to Miss Peggy Urquhart [music removed]
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description1 leaf
Publication NotePublished in "The Correspondence of James Beattie - Letters 1758-1775", ed. Roger J. Robinson
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