CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 30/28
Alt Ref NoMS 30/B.28
TitleUndated correspondence to James Beattie
Date18th century
Extent22 items
Administrative HistorySylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie (1743 - 1823), politician and diarist, was born in Fechil, Aberdeenshire. He returned to London in 1769, switched from medicine to the law, and entered Lincoln's Inn in 1771.
DescriptionLetters to Beattie from various correspondents, including Lady Errol, Robert Arbuthnot, Edward Jerningham [Edward Jerningham (1737 - 1812), poet and playwright], Mrs Montagu, Lord Buchan [?David Steuart Erskine, eleventh earl of Buchan (1742 - 1829), antiquary and political reformer], Dowager Duchess of Portland [?Margaret Cavendish Bentinck [née Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley], duchess of Portland (1715 - 1785), collector of art and natural history specimens and patron of arts and sciences], Jane, Duchess of Gordon, Principal Campbell [George Campbell (1719 - 1796), Church of Scotland minister and college head and original member of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society], and others.
Access StatusOpen
Publication NoteRobinson, Roger 'The Correspondence of James Beattie' 4 volumes (Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004). This work contains a calendar of the correspondence (not just from Aberdeen University) alongwith a selection of full transcripts.
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