Collection ID: LMC 1036
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Summary

Creator:
Stuart, Andrew, 1725-1801
Abstract:
The Astle mss., 1795-1797, consists of the letters and memoranda of Andrew Stuart, 1725-1801, Scottish lawyer, to Thomas Astle, 1735-1801, English antiquary and paleographer.
Extent:
1 folio
Language:
English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Astle mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Andrew Stuart, 1725-1801, served as tutor to the children of James, 6th Duke of Hamilton, and acted as his lawyer in the claim of Archibald James Edward Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas, against the family estate. A member of Parliament from 1774-1784 and 1790 to his death, he was also Commissioner on the Board of Trade. He succeeded to the estate of Sir John Stuart of Castlemilk, Lanarkshire in 1797 and a year later published The Genealogical History of the Stewarts.

Thomas Astle, 1735-1801, was born on 22 December 1735 in Yoxall, England. He studied law but ultimately went into the archival profession. He was admitted to the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1763 and to The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge in 1766. He became chief clerk of the Record Office in the Tower of London in 1775 and was promoted to Keeper of the Records in 1783. Astle published several articles in Archaeologia, the journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London, as well as a few books on antiquities. He died in London on 1 December 1803.

Scope and Content:

The Astle mss., 1795-1797, consists of the letters and memoranda of Andrew Stuart, 1725-1801, Scottish lawyer, to Thomas Astle, 1735-1801, English antiquary and paleographer. These papers, concerned with his work on the Stewart family genealogy, are described further in the Manuscripts Catalog.

Acquisition information:
Removed from Andrew Stuart's Genealogical History of the Stewarts in 1977.
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
Lilly - Folio

Indexed Terms

Names:
Astle, Thomas, 1735-1803

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PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Astle mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu