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Correspondence of Henry Dundas and Robert Saunders Dundas


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Letters, mainly to the 1st and 2nd Viscounts Melville, relating to the West Indies.


  • 1781-1830


2 Volumes

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CMD ID 1654

Biographical / Historical

Henry Dundas (1742-1811), 1st Viscount Melville (1802). Politician, Secretary of State for Home Affairs (1791-1794), Secretary of State for War (1794-1801).

Robert Saunders Dundas (1771-1851), 2nd Viscount Melville. Politician, son of Henry Dundas.

Compiled with reference to the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Listed as no. 178 in Manuscript Collections (Africana and non-Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplementary accessions to the end of 1977 and Cumulative Index, compiled by Wendy S. Byrne (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1978).

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  • Listed in Private Papers of British Colonial Governors, 1782-1900, by The Historical Manuscripts Commission (1986).
Correspondence of Henry Dundas and Robert Saunders Dundas
Marion Lowman
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom