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Letters seeking patronage, or appointments, 1657-1838

Identifier: Coll-1383/4/5

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  1. letter from David Anderson, writer to the signet, to the 'Lord Advocate' concerning events in America 1777.
  2. From session clerk of Montrose to session clerk of Dunbar, in relation to poor relief, beggars badges and treatment of vagrants, December 1825.
  3. Details of pension of Sir John Gilmour, in the toun of Musselburgh.
  4. Correspondence of Earl of Moray from 1810.
  5. May 1734, letter to Gordon, eldest son of Sir William Gordon.
  6. Edinburgh, October 1842, letter on churches of Orkney.
  7. From Lord Ballenden to Samuel Mitchelson - writer to signet, 1786.
  8. Receipt to John Carse, December 1684.
  9. Letter in support of John Vilch's application as clerk of the infirmary.
  10. Discharge of John Gilmour's pension, to the town of Musselburgh, 1657 - 20 Scottish pounds.
  11. Letter signed by 'Cranstoun' asking for assistance against the unjust demands of Andrew Chalmers.
  12. Letter of application to replace General Gramis as representative of Perth, 1773.
  13. Correspondence of Earl of Moray, 1810.
  14. Various dates, letters seeking patronage.


  • Creation: 1657-1838

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