Letter from Thomas Erskine to Gilbert Wakefield, 1798.

Scope and Content

Autograph letter signed, Thomas Erskine, later Lord Chancellor, to Rev Gilbert Wakefield.

Stating his vigorous preference for the system of trial by jury.Signed T Erskine.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Erskine (1750-1823), first Baron Erskine, politician, barrister and lord chancellor.

Rev Gilbert Wakefield (1756-1801), biblical scholar and controversialist.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from E Hall of Surbiton for 1.5s, 1 March 1956


Call number used to be ms1799

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: two sheets, 37.5x22.8cm folded.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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