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Autograph letter signed, Adam Ferguson, to John Home, West Lauriston, 9 October 1780

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Identifier: Coll-1682
Scope and Contents This is a letter from Ferguson to Home discussing the attempt by their mutual friend George Johnstone to find a seat in the general election of September 1780. Ferguson mentions a letter addressed to Home that had arrived at Edinburgh in Home's absence, and writes of a meeting on Saturday, 'most of the Day', with the letter's author, 'Our Friend', a political figure aspiring to office who had been overlooked. 'Our Friend' may be George Johnstone, who is mentioned by name later. Ferguson hopes...
Dates: 1780

Letter, 16 November 1815, to James Chalmer, signed by Adam Ferguson

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Identifier: Coll-1487
Scope and Contents The body of the letter is probably in the hand of a secretary, although the signature itself is thought to be that of Adam Ferguson. The letter dated 16 November 1815, St. Andrews, was written only 3-months or so before his death. The letter is to 'Dear Sir' and bears the address, James Chalmer Esq.r. / Abingdon Street / Westminster / London The letter refers to how on 'the other leaf of this paper' there is 'the original of a letter' which will explain itself. 'How a claim of mine...
Dates: 1815

Letter, 27 March 1798, to James Chalmer, signed by Adam Ferguson

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Identifier: Coll-1708
Content Description Autograph letter signed by Adam Ferguson to James Chalmer, solicitor, dated Hallyard, 27 March 1798.
The letter refers to a 'half yearly certificate' which Chalmer will have 'as usual'. and on which he 'will do the needfull'. Ferguson goes on to say that his 'son writes [...] that the Copper Plates are come to hand & I have desired impressions in order to know in which state they come out of Mr [?] keeping...'.
Dates: 1798

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