Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829
- Existence: 1742-1829
- Existence: 1742 - 1829
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
A.L.S. 3 pages. New York. Incloses letter from President - [Washington's] gracious reception of Buchan's present of the Wallace Box - his kind reception of Robertson himself-President sat for him-his success in this country-sends [miniature] of GW by first opportunity. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "Arch. Robertson."
A.L.S. 1 page. Praising their mutual friend, George Washington. In this letter, the Earl of Buchan mentions that his nephew, David Erskine, is travelling to America and plans to visit Mount Vernon. Integral cover.
A.L.S. 1 page. Edinburgh to Ewing at the American Consulate. Conveying to the President (T.J.) the ceremonial oaken box which he had earlier presented to Washington. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.
A.L. 4 pages. Dryburgh Abbey. A letter on slavery and the life and character of GW; mentions Lear, Franklin and Adams. Autograph letter, incomplete.
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Send copy of GW's will and also "The box made of the oak that sheltered the Great Sir William Wallace ..." At bottom of letter is note from Buchan, dated Aug. 16, 1800, bequeathing box to "Washington's University in Columbia." Autograph letter signed, in hand of [Bushrod Washington].