The small collection consists of a letter to A. O. Curle and a letter to D. R. Cousin.
Correspondence relating to Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell (1845-1937)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-428
- Dates of Creation1916-1934
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 letters.
- LocationDc.3.99/15, ff.5-6; Gen. 1733/118
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Herbert Eustace Maxwell was born in Edinburgh on 8 January 1845. He was educated at Eton and he studied at Christ Church, Oxford. A country gentleman and writer, Maxwell succeeded his father becoming 7th Baronet of Monreith in 1877. He was the Conservative MP for Wigtownshire, 1880-1906, and was Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire, 1903-1935. Maxwell was Rhind Lecturer in Archaeology at Edinburgh University in 1893 and 1911, and a Lecturer in Scottish History at Glasgow University in 1910. In 1899 he represented the UK at the Congress on the Prevention of Tubercolosis in Berlin. His publications include Studies in the topography of Galloway (1887), Scottish land names (1894), Bruce and the struggle for Scottish independence (1897), Memories of the months (1897), Life of the Duke of Wellington (1899), The Creevey papers (1903), The making of Scotland (1911), and Edinburgh: an historical study (1916). Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell died on 30 October 1937.
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Letter to Cousin found in book, acquired January 1987, Accession no. E87.2.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) The dictionary of national biography. The concise dictionary. Part 2. 1901-1970. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. (2) Who was who 1929-1940. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1941.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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