Letters of Sir David Wedderburn (1775-1858)

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.

Access Information

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.


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