Dundas, Henry, 1742-1811
- Existence: 1742 - 1811
Henry Dundas (1742-1811), Scottish advocate and politician
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 58
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes, and other papers documenting the personal life and professional career of Sir Joseph Banks, a British naturalist and explorer. Correspondence with stewards and landowners in Lincolnshire and elsewhere detail Banks' interest in agriculture and farming. Other papers relate to family estates, to Banks' scientific investigations and to his interest in the exploration of Africa and other regions. A translation of Frederic Horneman's "Travels...
Call Number: OSBORN FC62
Abstract: Manuscripts, in various hands, of a collection of letters and documents addressed to Dundas regarding such issues as taxes, international trade, and army pay in his capacity as Secretary of State. The collection includes a letter regarding the hardship under which the writer suffers "in consequence of the Embargo" on oats in Ireland, an investigation of property tax "so far as the Proprietors and occupiers of land are concerned," a letter from Edgar Corrie examining the trade of calico,...
Call Number: OSB MSS 133
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, order books, signal logs, and related naval and Admiralty papers that document aspects of Sir John Orde's naval career, primarily during the Napoleonic Wars. The collection provides substantial information related to Orde's bitter disputes with Admiral of the Fleet John Jervis, Lord St. Vincent; his rivalry with Horatio Nelson; and his professional frustration with the workings of the Admiralty Board and its bureaucracy. The collection also...
Dates: 1789-1878, bulk 1798-1805