CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3004/547
TitleMiscellaneous correspondence to Lord Saltoun
Date1784 - 1790
DescriptionMiscellaneous correspondence (July 1784-June 1790 and und.) addressed to Alexander 15th Lord Saltoun. Includes: notes on the origin of the Danes and Picts by [Professor Grimur Johnson] Thorkelin; letter from Thorkelin to Lord Saltoun on the descent of the Caledonians; genealogical notes on the Frasers in Riga and Archangel; letter from Duncan Fraser with an eye-witness account of some of the proceedings in the French National Assembly; letters from Robert Walker declaring himself a candidate for the clerkship of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, urging Saltoun to tamper with the presbytery of Deer by arranging a purge of opposing members and antedating the election of favourable ruling elders, and enclosing a list of delegates to the assembly open to influence by Keith Elphinston; letter from Alexander Fraser disclosing that Henry Dundas and ‘Jupiter’ Carlyle are making interest in the presbytery of Aberdeen.
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