Henry Dundas’ Private Papers Bought for Scots Archive

Posted by admin on Jul 4, 2012

The private papers of one of Scottish history’s most controversial political figures have been saved for the nation. The Melville papers – which include the documents of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville – contain about 11,000 records which span 150 years.

The National Records of Scotland purchased the collection for £1.35m. For three decades Dundas was the Grand Manager of Scotland, or Great Tyrant to his enemies, and the trusted lieutenant of British prime minister William Pitt.

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