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Collection Reference Number GLC02549.54
From Archive Folder David and Isabella Dundas letters 
Title Isabella Dundas to James Dundas on the education of her eldest son and a naval appointment for James' brother
Date 11 May 1793
Author Dundas, Isabella (ca. 1747-1823)  
Recipient Dundas, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks James for his support and care of William Dundas (Isabella's son) and discusses the arrangement, which was for William's education. Indicates that William had recently travelled home for vacation. Discusses their brother (her brother-in-law) George's appointment to a naval position on a ship. A note on p. 4 asks that this letter be forwarded to Agnes.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Children and Family  Education  Navy  
People Dundas, Isabella (ca. 1747-1823)  Dundas, James (1752-1831)  
Place written Richmond London, England
Theme Children & Family; Education; Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Isabella Dundas, daughter of William Robertson of Richmond, married David Dundas, a doctor who was appointed Sergeant Surgeon to King George III in 1791, in 1774. James Dundas was a lawyer in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Isabella's brother-in-law.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859