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Robert Saunders Dundas papers
mssHM 81125-81166  
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Description
Collection contains correspondence and documents of Robert Saunders Dundas, Viscount Melville (1771-1851), chiefly related to the War of 1812.
Background
Robert Saunders Dundas, British statesman, entered politics as a Member of Parliament in 1794, succeeded his father as 2nd Viscount Melville in 1811, and was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty the following year. He occupied this post during the War of 1812 and throughout the long Tory ministry of Lord Liverpool, returned briefly in 1828 under Wellington, and retired from active political life in 1830.
Extent
42 items in 1 box
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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