CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 30/29
Alt Ref NoMS 30/B.29
TitleCorrespondence between various individuals in Beattie's social circle.
Date1771 - 1799
Extent20 items
DescriptionSmall collection of miscellaneous correspondence, including letters from Miss Jennie Dick to Mrs Hamilton; Mrs Montagu to Mr Bridgen; Bishop of Winchester [?John Thomas (1696-1781)] to Dr Porteous; James Smith to Mrs Baillie; Principal Campbell to Mr Baron Gordon; Mrs Montagu to Mrs Andrew Arbuthnot; J. Cranford to Sir Alexander Cranford; James Gordon [?brother of Alexander Gordon (1752–1799), physician] to the Duchess of Gordon; Alexander Jolly [(1756 - 1838), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Moray] to Dr Wilson; Lady Colvile [?or Colvill or Colville; ?nee Lady Elizabeth Erskine and wife of Alexander Colvill, 7th Baron Colvill (1717 - 1770)] to Robert Arbuthnot; Mrs Elizabeth Carter [(1717 - 1806), poet, translator, and writer] to Mrs Montagu; and Charles Dilly to Professor George Glennie. Other authors (addressee unknown) include Mrs Hamilton, ?Daniel Lindsay, Bishop of London [Richard Terrick (1710 - 1777)] and Lord Mansfield.

An approprate date has been given to letters, which are undated.
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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