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Epithet: Archbishop of York; of Seal CXLIV

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Epithet: Provost of Queen's College, Oxford, and (1862) Archbishop of York

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Epithet: RC priest, of Ayr

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Epithet: Baron Kelvin

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Epithet: Archbishop of York

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Epithet: Archbishop of York; of Add MS 44032

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Title: Baron of the Exchequer

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Epithet: writer, Librarian to 8th Earl of Kinnoull

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Epithet: Reader in Anatomy at Oxford

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Epithet: serjeant-at-law

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William Thomson (1746-1817) studied theology at St Andrews University and at Edinburgh, despite being the son of a carpenter. He was ordained in 1776 as assistant in the parish of Monivaird in Perthshire, but found the restrictions of ministerial life too constraining, and resigned 2 years later. He moved to London and tried to make a living as a writer, eventually gaining great success. He could turn his hand to histories, biography, Bible commentary, novels, plays, travelogues, memoirs and philosophical tracts. He briefly owned the English Review and wrote most of its articles. He also wrote under various pseudonyms.

David Steuart Erskine (1742-1829), 11th earl of Buchan, Scottish antiquarian and political reformer.

From the guide to the Letter from William Thomson to David Steuart Erskine, 1792., 11 March 1792, (University of St Andrews)

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referencedIn Burd-Shippen Papers, 1708-1792 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Vol II. (ff. 284). 15 Jan. 1785-28 Dec. 1789.includes:f. 1 Heuser?, King's Contmissary of the Royal Society of Agriculture of Paris: Letter to Sir J. Banks: 1785. f. 3 Sir Thomas Hyde Page, military engineer: Letter to Sir J. Banks: 1785. ff. 7, 13... British Library
referencedIn Vol. DCCIV (ff. 239). 1889-1894.includes:f. 3 Emma Louisa de Rothschild, wife of Nathan, 1st Baron Rothschild: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1885-1896.f. 6 Alfred Illingworth, MP: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1884-1891.f. 9 Hon A..., 1889-1894 British Library
referencedIn Bill Thomson Papers, undated, 1979-2010. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Avebury, John Lubbock, 1st Baron, 1834-1913. Avebury Papers. A. General Correspondence, 1855-1911. Vol. XVII (ff. 181). Jan.-June 1890. British Library
referencedIn 1630-1660.includes:f. 1 Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, antiquary: Letter to T. Thomson: circ. 1827. f. 3 Henry Rice, of Carew Castle, county Pembrokeshire: Petition to Charles I.: ante 1637. f. 5 Charles I of England: Letter to Lord Lauderdale: 1639. ..., 1630-1660 British Library
creatorOf Vol. I (ff. 160). 1865-1897.Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone: Letters to Richard Everard Webster: 1865-1915, n.d.includes:f. 1 General Sir Edward Sabine, RA; KCB; PRS: Letter to R. E. Webster from Gen. Sir Edward Sabine: 1865. f. 3 Sir F..., 1865-1897 British Library
referencedIn Vol. V. (ff. 466). 1865-1868.Lady Augusta Stanley, wife of Dean Stanley: Letters to G. Grove: 1864-1869.includes:ff. 4, 16 Reverend George Williams, Vice Provost of King's College, Cambridge: Letters to Dean Stanley: 1865. ff. 20, 41 Reverend Donald..., 1865-1868 British Library
referencedIn Vol. VIII. (ff. 165+58*), 1901-1918includes:f. 1 Horatia Charlotte Frances Stopford, Woman of the Bedchamber to Qu. Victoria: Letters, on behalf of the Queen, to Bp. W. Boyd Carpenter: 1887, 1901. f. 3 William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian: Lette..., 1901-1918 British Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY GLADSTONE PAPERS. Vol. VII (ff. 165). Corres-pondence relating to Egypt; 1882-1883. Some French.Egypt: Correspondence and papers of W. E. Gladstone rel. to: 1882-1883.includes:f. 3 England; Parliament: Speech by Lord Salisbury: 1882: ..., 1882-1883 British Library
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creatorOf William Thomson account books, 1796-1811 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn LETTERS OF SCIENTISTS, MAINLY TO JOHN TATLOCK, electrical engineer, of Glasgow, and including four letters (ff. 3-10) from Michael Faraday to William Thomson (Baron Kelvin 1892); 1859-1908, n.d. Arranged alphabetically by writers, names of whom are g..., 1859-1908 British Library
referencedIn Grant Duff, Mountstuart Elphinstone, Sir, 1829-1906. Grant Duff Collection, 1852-1916 British Library
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referencedIn Vol. II., 3/13 Feb. 167 ¾-21 Nov. / 1 Dec 1680.Francis Parry, Envoy to Portugal: Letter-books: 1668-1680.includes:ff. 2-148 b passim Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington: Letters to, from F. Parry: 1668-1678.: Copies. ff. 3 b-215 passim Sir Joseph W... British Library
referencedIn Autograph collection, 1816-1917, 1816-1917 American Philosophical Society
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referencedIn Vol. VI (ff. i+286). 1 Jan. 1887-24 Dec. 1888.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.includes:ff. 16, 37, 39, 45 E. J. Frank, of Harnage, county Shropshire: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1887-1891.ff. 18... British Library
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referencedIn Sept. 1667 -Feb. 1668.Sir Robert Moray, Lord Justice Clerk: Correspondence with Lord Lauderdale: 1660-1672.William Bellenden, 1st Baron Bellenden: Letters to Lord Lauderdale: 1661-1669.Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll: Letters to the Duke of L... British Library
creatorOf Letter from William Thomson to David Steuart Erskine, 1792., 11 March 1792 University of St Andrews
referencedIn Vol. IX (ff. 231). 1880-1908.includes:f. 1 Jane Alice Morris, daughter of Jane Morris: 'Record of the Secret Society': 1874.ff. 3, 36, 44, 46, 48, 50, 51, 54, 69 Prince Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin,; Russian revolutionary: Letters to Miss M. Morris..., 1880-1908 British Library
creatorOf Vol. II (ff. 154). 1898-1906.Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone: Letters to Richard Everard Webster: 1865-1915, n.d.includes:f. 1 Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk: Letters to Lord Alverstone from Henry Fitzalan-Howard: 1896-191..., 1898-1906 British Library
creatorOf Avebury, John Lubbock, 1st Baron, 1834-1913. Avebury Papers. A. General Correspondence, 1855-1911. Vol. XXXVIII (ff. 237). 1907. British Library
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referencedIn Vol. I. (ff. 179). 1002-1698. The first article is a translation of the will of Wulfric, the founder of Burton Abbey (cf. Thorpe, Diplom. Sax., 1865, p. 543). Among others are copies of the wills of:-(a) Lionel, Duke of Clarence (ob. 1368). f. 3;-(b)... British Library
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