Correspondence of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 1st Earl of Minto, and Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence between Minto and Dundas (73 letters, including 39 copy letters); two letters from Lady Minto to Dundas requesting information about her husband in India; a letter from Lord Clancarty to Dundas; 6 other letters from either Minto or Dundas; and a copy of a proclamation to the inhabitants of Java dated 14 March 1811 in the name of Thomas Raffles.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Gilbert Elliot, 1st Earl of Minto (1751-1814), was Governor-General of India. Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (1771-1851), was a statesman. For fuller details of their lives and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton.

Note

In English.

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