Autograph letter signed : [London], to George Ellis,  Feb. 10.
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c 1784 shepherd, Henlawshiel; 1787-1790 student of the Reverend James Duncan, covenanting pastor; 1790-1797 student at Edinburgh University; 1797-1798 preacher, St Andrews; 1800 accompanied a pair of German tourists to the Scottish highlands and the Hebrides; 1803-1805 assistant surgeon, Madras; 1805 prepared a report on the geology, diseases, crops and languages of the Mysore provinces; 1806 settled in Calcutta, India; c 1807-1809 judge of the twenty-four parganas of Calcutta; 1809...
Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn,  Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June . (Unknown). W...
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...