Erskine, David Steuart

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Letters, 1799 (Box 1, folders 22 and 24)

The collection consists of the papers of Charles Nisbet, first president of Dickinson College, and his family, particularly his son-in-law, William Turnbull. The majority of these papers is correspondence conducted between Nisbet and his daughter, and also between Nisbet and Lady Leven of...

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Letter from David Erskine to Charles Nisbet
circa 1784

David Erskine, the Earl of Buchan, writes a letter to Charles Nisbet expressing that he does not sympathize with Nisbet's disappointment at being prevented "by the Calvinist party in Pennsylvania" from leaving Scotland to accept "your appointment at Carlisle projected college." Erskine also...

Letters from Charles Nisbet to David Erskine

Dickinson President Charles Nisbet writes six letters to David Erskine, the Earl of Buchan, on a number of topics that include the consequences of America's independence, the economy, governance, natural history of the country, international politics, relations with Native Americans, the...

Memorandum about Charles Nisbet by David Erskine

This memorandum by David Stewart Erskine, the Earl of Buchan, was apparently at one time covering note for a number of letters from Dickinson College President Dr. Charles Nisbet to Erskine. It is known that there was a lively correspondence between Dr. Nisbet and Lord Buchan. "These letters '...

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-1

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Miscellaneous

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from David Erskine to Charles Nisbet
February 26, 1795

David Erskine, the Earl of Buchan, writes a letter to Dickinson President Charles Nisbet in which he recommends John Millar and laments Nisbet's difficulties in finding a literary society in Carlisle. Erskine also comments on how he deals with the political issues of the day. "I have never...

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