The collection is composed of letters about parliamentary business, and there is also a letter of his wife, Lady Reay.
Letters of Donald James Mackay, 11th Baron Reay (1839-1921)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Donald James Mackay was born in The Hague, 22 December 1839. He was Rector of St. Andrews University, 1884-1886. Mackay was Governor of Bombay 1885-1890, and Under-Secretary for India, 1894-1895. He was also Chief of Clan Mackay and was created a Knight of the Thistle in 1911. Donald James Mackay, 11th Baron Reay, died on 1 August 1921.
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who 1916-1928. 3rd edition. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1962.
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.