Papers of James Ian Macpherson, 1st Baron Strathcarron

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. c. 490-2, d. 309
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Scope and Content

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of James Ian Macpherson, including papers relating to his Chief Secretaryship for Ireland, and his representation in parliament of the constituency of Ross and Cromarty.

These manuscripts and printed papers, which include many copies of Macpherson's and his private secretaries' own letters, are all that are known to remain of Macpherson's papers, the bulk of which were destroyed by bombing during the Second World War.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Ian Macpherson, 1st Baron Strathcarron (1880-1937) was a politician. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by the 2nd Baron Strathcarron in 1971.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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