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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02549.28 Author/Creator: Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826) Place Written: Richmond (London), England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 June 1784 Pagination: 4 p. : address : docket ; 22.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Hopes that James will visit "Now that the convulsion of Politicks is over." Mentions "contested elections" and commends "Mr. Pitt, for his Wisdom & discretion in dissolving the last Parliament." Discusses British politics, mentioning Charles Fox and Scotland. Discusses a play he saw and a concert featuring Handel's music performed by an orchestra of 513 musicians. He notes that "nothing is now more talked of but Musick, & indeed I am afraid there is too much reason to believe that we shall like the present Itallians degenerate into a race of catgut scrapers." Mentions the "increase of George's family" and their brother Ralph's poor health. Docket in pencil does not appear to be contemporary.

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: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPoliticsChildren and FamilyGovernment and CivicsElectionArt, Music, Theater, and FilmHealth and Medical

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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