Private papers, letters and diaries: Letter from Lionel Huntingtower to Mistress Gomeldon
British Library Manuscipt Collection: Lauderdale papersSupplement to the collections in Add. MSS 23,108 - 23,138 - 23,242 - 23,251, etc of which selections were published by O. Airy (Camden Soc 1884). Besides original official correspondence, etc, of John Maitland, 2nd Earl and 1st Duke of Lauderdale, Secretary of State in Scotland, 1661-1682, they contain several original papers of Sir William Maitland of Lethington, Secretary of State under Mary Queen of Scots, and papers of other members of the family. The names of all the writers will be found in the index. The more important contents include:-
117. Letter from Lionel [Tollemache, styled Lord] Huntingtower [b.1682, eldest son of the Earl of Dysart] to 'Mistress Gomeldon at har hous Devonshire Street, London,' signed 'your abediant and faithful Lover,' excusing his delay in writing by the serious illness of his grandmother [the Duchess of Lauderdale], and sending a 'pote of foles'; 14 Sept. (corrected 14 Dec) s.a. [ante 1698] f.369
Paper (ff. 1,2 vellum); ff370
British Library Manuscipt Collection: Lauderdale papers
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