Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone for July to December 1850

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/159
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x00027f
  • Dates of Creation
      11 Jul 1850-03 Dec 1851
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  • Physical Description
      1 file 152 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include the deaths of Miss Anne Elphinstone (Mss Eur F88/20) and Sir Ephraim Gerrish Stannus (Mss Eur F88/159/36). Lord Elphinstone's correspondence confesses his debts due to the failure of his sugar plantations in Ceylon and he asks for his uncle Mountstuart Elphinstone's assistance with them (Mss Eur F88/159/32). He discusses disentailing the Cumbernauld estate from John Elphinstone Fleeming as a way to deal with the debts (Mss Eur F88/159/33). He also comments on Missy's [Anne Elizabeth Elphinstone Fleeming] to William Cunninghame Bontine and his concerns over the suitability of the match due to the Bontine family reputation (Mss Eur F88/159/34). Also includes the usual requests for patronage and recommendation. Also includes draft answers by Elphinstone

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Related Material

More information about John Elphinstone, 13th Lord Elphinstone's losses in the sugar crops can be found within his collection of private papers in Mss Eur F87