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Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829



  • Existence: 1742-1829
  • Existence: 1742 - 1829

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, Archibald Robertson to the Earl of Buchan, 1792 October 20

 Item — Box 21, Folder: 1792.10.20
Identifier: RM-493; MS-4073
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1792 October 20

Letter, Earl of Buchan to Bryan Fairfax, 1799 January 14

 Item — Box 32, Folder: 1799.01.14
Identifier: RM-449; MS-3464
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1799 January 14

Letter, Earl of Buchan to George Ewing, 1804 February 4

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1804.02.04
Identifier: RM-493; MS-4076
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1804 February 4

Letter, Earl of Buchan to unknown recipient, 1800 February 5

 Item — Box 36, Folder: 1800.02.05
Identifier: RM-493; MS-4074
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1800 February 5

Letter, Estate of George Washington to Earl of Buchan, 1800 February 12

 Item — Box 36, Folder: 1800.02.12
Identifier: RM-493; MS-4075
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 1800 February 12