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Collection Level Description: Correspondence of Henry Dundas and Robert Saunders Dundas

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.W.Ind.s.7-8
Title: Correspondence of Henry Dundas and Robert Saunders Dundas
Dates of Creation: 1781-1830
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of Creator: Henry Dundas, Robert Saunders Dundas

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Dundas (1742-1811), 1st Viscount Melville (1802). Politician, Secretary of State for Home Affairs (1791-1794), Secretary of State for War (1794-1801).

Robert Saunders Dundas (1771-1851), 2nd Viscount Melville. Politician, son of Henry Dundas.

Scope and Content

Letters, mainly to the 1st and 2nd Viscounts Melville, relating to the West Indies.

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Listed as no. 178 in Manuscript Collections (Africana and non-Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplementary accessions to the end of 1977 and Cumulative Index, compiled by Wendy S. Byrne (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1978).

Publication Note

Listed in Private Papers of British Colonial Governors, 1782-1900, by The Historical Manuscripts Commission (1986).

Access Points

Dundas | Henry | 1742-1811 | 1st Viscount Melville | statesman

Dundas | Robert Saunders | 1771-1851 | 2nd Viscount Melville | statesman

Politicians | Great Britain | Correspondence

Great Britain | Officials and employees

West Indies | Description and travel

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