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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02549.59 Author/Creator: Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826) Place Written: Richmond (London), England Type: Autograph letter Date: 11 December 1780 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22 x 18.5 cm.

Discusses his wife Isabella's bathing in the sea for health reasons, describing the Russian practice. Notes that James became corpulent and compares him to "Sir. J: Falstaff." Gives news of various old friends, including one currently in India. Notes that J. Gardiner got a position in the Custom House, looking "after the East India Warehouses."

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.

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