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Montagu-Douglas-Scott , Walter Francis (Duke of Buccleuch): letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL416
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Montagu-Douglas-Scott , Walter Francis (Duke of Buccleuch): letter
Date(s): 1857
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Scott | Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas- | 1806-1884 | 5th Duke of Buccleuch and 7th Duke of Queensberry | magnate and politician x Montagu-Douglas-Scott | Walter Francis x Buccleuch | 5th Duke of x Queensberry | 7th Duke of


Administrative/Biographical history:

Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott was born in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland in 1806. He was educated at Eton and at St John's College, Cambridge. He succeeded to the dukedom aged 13, on his father's death. Buccleuch became a member of the Privy Council in 1842 and served as its president in 1846. He was also president of the Society of Antiquaries, during 1862-1873, and of the British Association in 1867. He was a strong supporter of the Conservative party and, as a leading estate-owner, exerted a strong influence over his tenants' political activities.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott to Messrs Chubb, 25 May 1857. Asking the firm to make 6 locks for miniature frames, exactly similar to those they made for him previously, and to send them to Mr Scott of Messrs Colnaghi. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from E Hall, 1966.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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