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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|David and Isabella Dundas letters
|David Dundas to James Dundas on elections, opera and other theatrical entertainment
|24 May 1781
|Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826)
|Mentions the marriage of D. Erskine and the parliamentary elections. Describes his first visit to the opera, which he detested. Compares listening to songs in foreign languages (he does not understand) to "those poor bigots who say their prayers in Latin, which they know nothing at all of." Describes the performance, particularly the pantomime, which he considered an absurd spectacle.
|Global History and Civics Marriage Election Government and Civics Politics Art, Music, Theater, and Film Literature and Language Arts Religion
|Dundas, David, Sir (1749-1826) Dundas, James (1752-1831)
|Richmond London, England
|Children & Family; Government & Politics; Arts & Literature; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Sir David Dundas, 1st Bart of Richmond, was a doctor who was appointed Sergeant Surgeon to King George III in 1791. James Dundas was a lawyer in Edinburgh, Scotland, and David's younger brother.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859