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Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826) to James Dundas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02549.13 Author/Creator: Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826) Place Written: Richmond (London), England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 August 1780 Pagination: 4 p. : address : docket ; 22 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses sending his ill wife away to convalesce, referencing an essay by Montaigne in which he mentions being fonder of his wife after they have been apart. She will be "Sea Bathing, which I believe to be the most powerful restorative we have." Praises a man named George Straham. Describes the business being opened, and problems encountered, by a man named Jonathan Gardiner. Mentions other news of friends and family, and describes a letter from "J: Robertson" as "a proof what powers the fair Sex have over us poor mortals." Partial seal intact.

Background Information: Sir David Dundas, 1st Bart of Richmond, was a doctor who was appointed Sargent Surgeon to King George III in 1791.
James Dundas was a lawyer in Edinburgh, Scotland, and David's ...younger brother.See More

People: Dundas, David, Sir, Bart, 1749-1826
Dundas, James, 1752-1831

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMarriageWomen's HistoryHealth and MedicalLiterature and Language ArtsFinanceChildren and FamilySexuality

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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