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.
Letters of James Frederick Dudley Crichton-Stuart (1824-1891)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-850
- Dates of Creation1857-1880
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 letters. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationGen. 2041/42-43
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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.
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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.
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