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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02549.17 Author/Creator: Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826) Place Written: Richmond (London), England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 May 1781 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions the marriage of D. Erskine and the parliamentary elections. Describes his first visit to the opera, which he detested. Compares listening to songs in foreign languages (he does not understand) to "those poor bigots who say their prayers in latin, which they know nothing at all of." Describes the performance, particularly the pantomine, which he considered an absurd spectacle.

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 PolicyMarriageElectionGovernment and CivicsPoliticsArt, Music, Theater, and FilmLiterature and Language ArtsReligion

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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