Letters and papers of the Earls of Dunmore, a branch of the Murray family of Scotland. All of the papers, except eleven items relating to Virginia, 1770, 1776 are photocopies. The early papers relate to lands in Brabant (a province of the Netherlands) inherited from the 7th Earl of Derby and his wife, and to the role of Charles Murray, 1st Earl of Dunmore (1661- 1710) as Master of the Horse to Queen Mary, the wife of James II.
Eighteenth century papers relate to the Jacobite conspiracies of 1703 and 1745, the War of Austrian Succession in which John, 2nd Earl of Dunmore (1685-1752) served in Flanders and also relate to the career of Dunmore (1732-1809), governor of Virginia, 1771-1775. There are four letters from George Washington to Lord Dunmore.
The nineteenth century papers include letters from George, 5th Earl of Dunmore to his agent Thomas Jack. Topics in the collection include the marriage of Prince Augustus Frederick to Lady Augusta Murray.
Prominent correspondents include Edward VII and his wife Alexandra (to Charles Adolphus, 7th Earl of Dunmore), Queen Victoria, Prince Adolphus Frederick (Duke of Cambridge), Sir William Johnson, Henry Pelham and Marshal Saxe.
George Washington letter to Lord Dunmore, 1774 in Box 3 Locked Section.