The manuscript letters are to J. Smyth, about a law-suit.
Letters of Sir David Wedderburn (1775-1858)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-633
- Dates of Creation1804-1805
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 letters Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationGen. 1429/12/67-68
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
David Wedderburn was born on 30 March 1775. He was the M.P. for the constituency known as Perth Burghs, and was also Postmaster-General for Scotland. He was created a Baronet of the United Kingdom on 10 August 1803. Sir David Wedderburn died on 7 April 1858.
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Letters acquired 1960, Accession no. E60.15.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke, Asworth P. (eds.) A genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage and baronetage, the Privy Council, and knightage. 87th ed. p.2403. London: Burke's Peerage Ltd., 1929.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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