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Dundas, David, Sir (1735-1820) [David and Isabella Dundas letters] [Decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02549 Author/Creator: Dundas, David, Sir (1735-1820) Place Written: Richmond (London), England Type: Header Record Date: 1773/04/06-1793/05/11 Pagination: 61 ALSs : c.100p.

The letters include the American Revolution (Rhode Island, Cornwallis surrender, campaign in the South), the Gordon Riots in London, and cultural life including disparaging remarks on Italian opera and Handel's music. Most letters written by David to his brother James.

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