Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829

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Historian, artist, scholar.

From the description of Autograph note with a sketch : to Lady Anne Hamilton. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614608

From the description of Autograph letter : to "Urania" (Lady Anne Hamilton), not dated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614598

From the description of Autograph memorandum to accompany Col. Erskine of Mar's letter. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614595

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Lady Anne Hamilton, 1802 Apr. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614587

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Hon. Mrs. Damer, 1802 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614583

From the description of Autograph statement signed : Beanston, 1802 Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614532

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to lady Anne Hamilton, 1802 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614610

From the description of Copy of a part of letter : probably to Lady Anne Hamilton, 1818 Oct. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614592

From the description of Urbani's Concert, etc. : autograph portions of Lord Buchan's Journal, 1802 Apr. 2 and 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614581

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Lady Anne Hamilton, 1804 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614604

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Lady Anne Hamilton, 1802 Sept. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614590

David Stewart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan, was born in Scotland and educated privately at home. He also studied at the University of Glasgow where he pursued his interest in designing, etching, and engraving.

The Earl of Buchan pursued many interests and occupations throughout his life including agriculture, antiquarianism, and politics. He was a patron of the arts and a man of letters. There were approximately 1,635 letters in his papers after his death. Buchan had a penchant for writing members of the Royal family, evidenced by the over 1600 letters left at death, and was known to have had considerable influence with George III.

From the description of Letter, 1806. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122543383

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creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph memorandum to accompany Col. Erskine of Mar's letter. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Erskine, David, Sir, 1772-1837. Letter: 1828 June 18, Dryburgh Abbey by St. Boswell's, to David Laing, South Bridge, Edinburgh / Dav. Erskine. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Coutts, Thomas, 1735-1822. Thomas Coutts manuscript material : 3 items, 1805-1817 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph letter signed : to Lady Anne Hamilton, 1804 Jan. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph letter : to "Urania" (Lady Anne Hamilton), not dated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Copy of a part of letter : probably to Lady Anne Hamilton, 1818 Oct. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813. [Collection of letters between Rush and George Washington, 1777-1803, compiled by Nathan G. Goodman. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Burns, Robert, 1759-1796. Letter : to David Steward Erskine, 1794 Jan. 12. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Memoir: 1804 Dec. 31, Edinburgh, of John Donaldson / Earl of Buchan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Anderson, Mary Susan, 1793-1878. Letter: 1838 Jan. 22, Windmill street [Edinburgh], to David Laing / Mary Sus. Anderson. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph letter signed : to Lady Anne Hamilton, 1802 Sept. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph letter signed : to lady Anne Hamilton, 1802 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph note with a sketch : to Lady Anne Hamilton. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Anderson, Robert, 1750-1830. Letter: 1828 Apr. 15, Windmill Street [Edinburgh], to David Laing / Ro. Anderson. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791. Autograph letter signed : Bath, to the Earl of Buchen, 1774 Sept. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides, extra-illustrated, 1711-1834 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Feldborg, A. Andersen (Andreas Andersen), 1782-1838. Letter: 1823 Oct. 2, Edinburgh, to David Laing / A. Andersen Feldborg. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Letter: 1820 Sept. 5, Dryburgh Abbey [Berwickshire] to Dr R. Anderson / Buchan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph letter signed : to Lady Anne Hamilton, 1802 Apr. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. ALS : Philadelphia, to the Earl of Buchan, 1792 Jan. 22. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Thomas Coutts manuscript material : 3 items, 1805-1817 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Urbani's Concert, etc. : autograph portions of Lord Buchan's Journal, 1802 Apr. 2 and 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rush, Benjamin, 1745-1813. ALS : Philadelphia, to the Earl of Buchan, 1809 July 4. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Pinkerton, John, 1758-1826. John Pinkerton letters, 1775 Dec 14-1815 Jan 31. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Letter, 1806. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861. John Wakefield Francis collection, 1816-1858. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 7 -- Letters to Franklin, 1783 January-November American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 8 -- Letters to Franklin, 1783 December-1786 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Erskine, David, Sir, 1772-1837. Letter: 1828 Apr. 25, Dryburgh Abbey by St Boswells, to David Laing / DavErskine. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Erskine, David, Sir, 1772-1837. Letter: 1825 July 23, Dryburgh Abbey by St Boswells, to David Laing / DavErskine. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Gregor Farquharson letters, 1824-1826 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph letter signed : to Hon. Mrs. Damer, 1802 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Minto-Skelton papers, 1757-1956, 1770-1900 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Erskine, David, Sir, 1772-1837. Letter: 1825 July 21, Dryburgh Abbey by St Boswells, to David Laing / DavErskine. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Purviance, Samuel. Samuel Purviance correspondence, 1775-1805. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Pringle, John, Sir, 1707-1782. Papers, 1768-1777. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Wilkes, John, 1727-1797. Autograph letter signed : Prince's Court, near Storey's Gate, Westminster [London], to the Earl of Buchan, 1773 July 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Letter: 1822 Oct. 15, Dryburgh Abbey [Berwickshire] to David Laing / Buchan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Muhlenberg, Henry Augustus Philip, 1782-1844. Papers, 1805-1847. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Autograph statement signed : Beanston, 1802 Mar. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Jefferson papers, 1775-1825, 1775-1825 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Constable, Archibald, 1774-1827. Archibald Constable letter to the Earl of Buchan, 1817 July 23. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford [near Melrose], to [David Stewart Erskine, Earl of Buchan], [1825] Sept. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1828. Thomas Pinckney papers, 1784-1796 (bulk 1792-1796). South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816. Tobias Lear manuscript material : 1 item, 1794 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829. Letter: 1820 Sept. 12, Dryburgh Abbey [Berwickshire], to David Laing / Buchan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Thomas Jefferson papers, [ca. 1785-1822]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Henry Augustus Philip papers, 1805-1847, 1805-1847 American Philosophical Society
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Death 1829

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