Letters of Sir John Stuart (1793-1876)

Scope and Content

The material in the form of two letters written at Lincolns Inn, one to 'Gentlemen' which states that he has 'every disposition to support your laudable endeavours to institute a new association at Newark', and the other to Spottiswoode and Robertson mentioning 'alterations' and advising that Lady Baird be 'guided by her Scotch Counsel'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Stuart (1793-1876) was a Judge, Lincolns Inn, and MP and Vice-Chancellor.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Among miscellaneous Scottish letters, purchased Ed. Hall, October 1975, Accession no. E75.50.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material in the collection.

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.

Related Material

The local Indexes show various references to Stuart related material (check the Indexes for more details) which may or may not be Sir John Stuart (1793-1876). In addition, the UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1839-1876, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Ref. D/4091/C/1-3 NRA 40472 MacDonnell; and, letters to 14th Earl of Derby, 1846-1852, Liverpool Record Office, Ref. 920 Der 14, box 149 NRA 20084 Stanley.