Papers of Wallace, Robert

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

An essay on paper credit and banking, c1758.

Administrative / Biographical History

After studying at Edinburgh University and spending a while as an actor, Robert Wallace went on to receive his preacher's license in 1722. In 1744 he became the Royal Chaplain for Scotland and a dean of the Chapel Royal. In 1758 he published his innovative Characteristics of the Present Political State of Great Britain. In 1759 he received an honorary DD from Edinburgh University.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The National Archives of Scotland holds letters to Sir Andrew Mitchell (Ref: NRA(S) GD250); Edinburgh University Library contains correspondence and papers (La ii 96-97, 620).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.