Letters of Sir David Wedderburn (1775-1858)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The manuscript letters are to J. Smyth, about a law-suit.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

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.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.