Viscounts Melville papers 1600-1851 1780-1830 Melville, Viscounts papers

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Viscounts Melville papers 1600-1851 1780-1830 Melville, Viscounts papers

The Viscounts Melville papers contain the letters of British statesman Henry Dundas, 1st viscount Melville, and of his son Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd viscount Melville, first lord of the admiralty. The collection contains incoming correspondence and some copies of letters and drafts of memoranda by the Melvilles. The papers are almost entirely political in nature and deal with English, Scottish, American, Indian, and European affairs.

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Great Britain. Royal Navy

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Thomas Amory, the son of Jonathan and Rebecca Amory, was born in Ireland in 1682. In 1685, following his mother's death, Amory moved to South Carolina with his father. In 1696, he traveled to England for his education and, in 1709, moved to the Azores at the behest of French merchant Ozell. Amory stayed in the Azores for several years until leaving for Boston in 1719, where he married Rebecca Holmes in 1721. There, he enjoyed a successful mercantile career until his death in 1728. He and his wif...

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Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814

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Pitt, William, 1759-1806

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Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

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Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron, 1759-1834

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Danske ostindiske kompagni

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Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827

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Son of George III. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to the Prince of Wurtemburg, 1796 Oct. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270887975 From the description of Letter signed : Horse Guards, to Gen. Tarleton, 1812 July 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891111 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Horse Guards, to Sir William Carr Beresford, 1811 June 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270887986 From the description of...

Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of, 1733-1805

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Wood, Matthew, Sir, 1768-1843

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Barrie, Robert, 1774-1841.

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Admiral Sir Robert Barrie (1774-1841) served in the British Navy and participated in the Vancouver Expedition, 1791-1795; the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars; the War of 1812; and served as naval commissioner in Canada, 1819-1834. From the description of Admiral Robert Barrie papers, 1765-1953. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19242257 Robert Barrie was born May 5, 1774, in St Augustine, Florida, to Dr. Robert Barrie of Sanquhar, Scotland,...

Minto, Gilbert Elliot, Earl of, 1751-1814

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Cornwallis, William, Sir, 1744-1819

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British naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1776-1782. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58662656 Epithet: of Stowe MS 268 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000572.0x000170 Admiral. Commander-in-Chief in the East Indies. From the description of Papers, 1788-1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122524261 British admiral. ...

Huskisson, W. (William), 1770-1830

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William Huskisson (1770-1830), British statesman, served as plenipotentiary during the 1825-26 border negotiations with the United States. From the description of Willam Huskisson papers, 1824-1826. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702126655 Epithet: statesman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000834.0x00031d English statesman. From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : ...

France. ArmeĢe

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Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805

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English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to the Marquis of Buckingham, 1788 Mar. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596604 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Shelburne House, to the Marquis of Carmarthen, [1782] July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270597273 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Colonel Ross, 1786 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596601 From the descri...

Perceval, Spencer, 1762-1812

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Epithet: of Hargrave MS 130 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000149.0x000391 English Prime Minister. From the description of Autograph letter signed and secretarial letter : [London] and [n.p.], to Lieut. Crew and an unidentified recipient, 1809 Sept. 23 and 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270860150 Epithet: Prime Minister British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : P...

Liverpool, Charles Jenkinson, Earl of, 1727-1808

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Title: 1st Earl of Liverpool British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000206.0x000052 English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [London] to Mr. Strahan, 1776 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590173 British statesman. From the description of Papers, 1792-1822. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19851888 ...

Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827

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Great Britain. Treaties, etc. United States, 1794 Nov. 19.

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Grey, Charles Grey, Earl, 1764-1845

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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, British Whig statesman and Prime Minister from 22 November 1830 - 16 July 1834. From the description of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey manuscript material : 17 items, 1805-1841 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 261224892 Statesman of Great Britain. From the description of Letter of Charles Grey, Earl Grey, 1805. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450567 ...

Exmouth, Edward Pellew, Viscount, 1757-1833

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British admiral. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Caledonia" [Port] Mahon, to Sir James Murray-Pulteney, 1814 Jul. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517247 From the description of Letter signed : "H. M.S. Caledonia," Port Mahon, to Sir John Murray, 1814 Jul. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537740 English admiral. From the description of Letter signed : H.M.S. Caledonia, Port Mahon, to Major General Campbell, 1813 Feb. 13. (Unk...

Calder, Robert, 1744 or 1745-1818

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East India Company

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The East India Company (formally called the Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies (1600-1708) and the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies (1708-1873)), was an English company formed for the exploitation of the spice trade in East and Southeast Asia and India. It was incorporated by Royal Charter in December 1600. From the guide to the East India Company, 1647, 1647, (Senate House Library, University of London) ...

Caroline, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821

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Caroline, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consort of George IV. From the description of Queen Caroline manuscript material : 1 item, 1821 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 81895841 From the guide to the Queen Caroline manuscript material : 1 item, 1821, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) ...

Dundas, David, Sir, 1735-1820

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Epithet: of Add MS 35752 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x000106 British general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Swinley Camp, to the officer commanding Netley Camp, [ca. 1797-1802] Jul. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744150 Epithet: Sergeant-Surgeon to George III British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/8...

Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, Earl, 1773-1857

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William Pitt Amherst, Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773-1857), succeeded as second Baron Amherst of Arracan in 1797. A Lord of the Bedchamber in 1804-1815 and 1816-1823, he served as envoy to Naples 1809-1811 and as special ambassador to China in 1816. He was made Governor-General of India in 1823, successfully led the colony through the First Burmese War, and retired to England in 1828. He died in 1857. From the description of Earl Amherst of Arracan letters to Sarah, Countess of Arraca...

George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830

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George Augustus Frederick was born August 12, 1762, the eldest son of George III of England and Queen Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester on September 8, 1762. George Augustus became a knight of the Garter on December 28, 1765, and was presented to the public in October, 1768. In August 1783, George Augustus came of age and assumed his seat in the House of Lords on November 11. He aligned himself with the Whig party which soon fell from fa...

Dundas, Henry, 1742-1811

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Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville (1742-1811), statesman, was the father of Robert Saunders Dundas, the second Viscount Melville (1771-1851), also a statesman. Henry Dundas was educated at Edinburgh High School and University, before becoming solicitor-general for Scotland in 1766. He was M.P. for Midlothian 1774-1790, except for a few months in 1782, when he sat for Newtown, Isle of Wight. He was lord advocate 1775-1783, lord rector of Glasgow University 1781-1783, privy councillor, and...

Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley, Baron, 1772-1863

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John Singleton Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst, British politician. Early in his career, he led the prosecution against the Cato Street Conspirators, and was involved in the trial of Queen Caroline. From the description of John Singleton Copley, Lord Lyndhurst manuscript material : 15 items, ca. 1825-1861 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 124206793 Lord Chancellor of England and son of portrait painter, John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). From the descrip...

Tate, George, 1745-1821

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Began service in the Russian Navy during the reign of Catherine the Great, and was promoted to the rank of first admiral during the reign of Tsar Alexander I. From the description of George Tate autograph letter signed, 1816. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71059516 ...