DUNDAS, Lawrence, 1st Earl of Zetland. 18010



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Dundas’, to ‘My dear Lord’ (Admiral Lord Keith), responding to an account of the roads on his estate in Clackmannanshire, agreeing to apply “the statute Labour” to the maintenance of the roads. 1 page 10 x 8 inches, folds, in good condition. Found in the correspondence files of Admiral Lord Keith. Docketed in Keith’s hand “Lord Dundas 1821”. Hertford Street, 29 October 1820. Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland (1766 – 1839), politician. In 1820 Dundas succeeded his father as second Baron Dundas and as a baronet. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Shetland in 1831, and in 1838, on the occasion of the coronation of Queen Victoria, he was created Earl of Zetland (i.e. Shetland) for having provided financial assistance to the new Queen’s parents, the Duke & Duchess of Kent, in the years preceding her accession.