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Collection Reference Number GLC01794.10
From Archive Folder Correspondence of Catharine Macaulay 
Title Catharine Macaulay to Earl of Buchan about Scottish elections, liberty and her health
Date 22 July 1771
Author Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)  
Recipient Buchan, Earl of  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description She comments on the state of the Scottish elections. She appreciates the place he has given her in his temple of liberty and learning and is grateful for their friendship. She plans a seaside trip for sea bathing for her health. The 11th Earl of Buchan, David Steuart Erskine, (1742–1829)
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Government and Civics  Politics  Election  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Liberty  Health and Medical  
People Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)  Buchan, David Steuart Erskine, Earl of (1742-1829)  
Place written London, England
Theme Arts & Literature; Women in American History; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information After the death of her husband George Macaulay in 1766, Catharine Macaulay married an Anglican minister William Graham. Letters from her female descendants are in GLC 1795. Notable in that collection are letters of her daughter, Catharine Sophia Macaulay [Gregorie], to Macaulay while the latter toured America and France. This collection of Lady Catharine's correspondence was broken-up for public sale in 1993. The Gilder Lehrman Collection has also acquired other letters written to her, including GLC 1784.01-1800.04. There are approximately 190 items between these accession numbers. GLC 1784-1793 and 1796-1800 are individual documents written by important American figures including John Adams, Ezra Stiles, John Dickinson, William Cooper, Richard Henry Lee, Mercy Otis Warren and the pseudonymous "Sophronia." Most of the documents relate to the events leading the Revolution. A few, notably the letters from Mercy Otis Warren and "Sophronia" concern the new Constitution and the French Revolution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859