Letters of James Frederick Dudley Crichton-Stuart (1824-1891)

Scope and Content

The material is composed of: letter written on House of Commons paper offering 'two places for the Ladies' Gallery' and with the information that the 'House now usually sits on Tuesday from 2 to 7 and from 9'; and, letter writing about 'illness' and mentioning a 'petition' which is to be presented in London.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Frederick Dudley Crichton-Stuart was born on 17 February 1824. He was the grandson of John (1744-1814) 4th Earl of Bute and 1st Marquess of Bute, and son of Patrick James Herbert Crichton-Stuart MP (1794-1859). He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Grenadier Guards and was himself an MP, for Cardiff, 1857-1880. He became Lord-Lieutenant for Buteshire. James Frederick Dudley Crichton-Stuart died on 24 October 1891.

Access Information

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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Burke, Sir Bernard. and Burke Ashworth P. A genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage and baronetage, the Privy Council, and knightage. 87th edition. London: Burke's Peerage Ltd., 1929.

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.


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