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Collection Reference Number GLC02549.53
From Archive Folder David and Isabella Dundas letters 
Title David Dundas to James Dundas on the education of their eldest sons and a naval appointment for their brother
Date 4 May 1792
Author Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826)  
Recipient Dundas, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks James for his support and care of William Dundas (David's son) and offers the same courtesy to James's oldest son. Explains that their brother George will be leaving soon because he obtained a position on a naval vessel. On the difficulty of obtaining such a post, he comments: "the influence which is necessary to be kept up in the House of Commons swallows up every thing & without a claim to that return, it is almost impossible to procure any appointment." Comments on the downside of the post.
Subjects Global History and Civics  Children and Family  Education  Navy  Military History  Government and Civics  Office Seeker  
People Dundas, David, Sir (1749-1826)  Dundas, James (1752-1831)  
Place written Richmond London, England
Theme Children & Family; Education; Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859