The correspondence is composed of letters to F. Brodie, factor to the Marquess of Lothian. The letters touch on the management of the Marquess's estates, 1808-1810.
Correspondence relating to the Estates of William John Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian (1737-1815)
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Administrative / Biographical History
William John Kerr was born on 13 March 1737. He was the only son of William Henry Kerr, 4th Marquess of Lothian (1710-1775). Kerr was a general in the army and a colonel, 11th Dragoons. William John Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian, K.T. died in 1815. He was succeeded by his eldest son, William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian (1763-1824).
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Burke, Sir Bernard. and Burke Ashworth P. A genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage and baronetage, the Privy Council, and knightage. 87th edition. London: Burke's Peerage Ltd., 1929.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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