Document ReferencePl C 52/77
TitleLetter from Robert Dundas, Edinburgh, Scotland, to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 31 May 1801
Date31 May 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites to the duke of a matter which he sees as important to the education of the youth of the country; explains that by the death of Professor Miller of Glasgow, the right to present the chair of civil law of that University is vacant; believes that the duke will not recommend a successor to the king without hearing the merits of all the possible candidates; realises that the Duke of Montrose will guard against any solicitation but explains that any recommendation he [Dundas] might make would only be prompted by concern for public interest; suggests that Mr William Rae be appointed to the sheriffship of Orkney without further delay.
Termappointments, academic
appointments, local government
universities, Glasgow

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41385Miller; - (fl 1801); Professor; of Glasgow Universityfl 1801
NA15462Rae; William (1769-1842); Sir; lord advocate1769-1842
NA11396Graham; James (1755-1836); 3rd Duke of Montrose; styled Marquis of Graham until 1790; M.P.and statesman1755-1836
NA33876Dundas; Robert (1758-1819); Mr; chief baron in the Exchequer of Scotland1758-1819
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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