John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute: Account Book and Letters

Scope and Content

Personal accounts of the Earl of Bute with James and Thomas Coutts.

[1] Small paper volume, mostly unused, containing 10 pages of accounts, 19 June 1764 - 16 January 1767.

[2] Letters: (1) James Granger (of Shiplake) to John Stuart, Viscount Mountstuart (1744-1814) (later 4th Earl of Bute and 1st Marquess of Bute), 26 May 1774, on cleaning prints; (2-5) Lord Mountstuart to Philip Deare (Auditor's Office), 9 May 1791, 12, 13 July 1791, and 12 August 1791, discussing financial arrangements and settlement of "the coal business".

Administrative / Biographical History

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-92), tutor to George III, and Prime Minister, 1762-63.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1996.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds a travel journal of the 3rd Earl of Bute (MS.Add.8826) and a volume of Cambridge lectures on Hydrostatics and Pneumatics by Roger Cotes that also belonged to him (MS.Add.9302).