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Macartney, George, Earl, 1737-1806
Extent: 25 boxes
Collection comprises correspondence, most of which are letters written to Macartney; contemporary copies of official documents, such as military accounts, intelligence reports, minutes, petitions, and bills/acts/treaties; and accounts and bookkeeping. The preponderance of the material concerns Macartney’s tenure as governor of Madras.
Melville, Henry Dundas, Viscount, 1742-1811
Extent: 4 linear feet (13 boxes)
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville PC and Baron Dunira (28 April 1742–28 May 1811) was a Scottish lawyer and politician. He was the first Secretary of State for War and the last person to be impeached in the United Kingdom. His son, Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount (14 March 1771–10 June 1851), was at various times Keeper of the Signet of Scotland, First Lord of the Admiralty, and a member of Parliament. The collection includes correspondence and documents formerly owned by the First and Second Viscounts Melville, Henry Dundas and Robert Dundas. The materials come from the Dundas family archives and consist of ten bound volumes and four boxes of unbound manuscripts. The bulk of the papers relate to British India with a smaller but still substantial subset dealing with Scottish politics, patronage, and pensions. With a few exceptions the collection comprises incoming correspondence and enclosures to Henry and Robert Dundas but not their replies.