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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms alb-67:235
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  227 x 190mm
Extent:  2 foll.
Material:  paper
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a, 2b
Language:  English
Place:  Saint Andrews
Date:  1802-04-19
Short summary:  Ordering Aperçu statistique des Etats de L'Allemagne by Hoeck. Etc.
Person:  Playfair, James, 1738 (West Bendochy, Pertshire)-1819 (Dalmarnock, near Glasgow), Clergyman, Writer on geography, Principal of St Andrews, author
Person:  Laing, William, 1764 (Edinburgh)-1832 (Edinburgh), Bookseller, Publisher, addressee
Person:  Boffe, Joseph de, fl. 1818, Bookseller, Stationer, Printseller, person referred to
Person:  Höck, Johann Daniel Albrecht, 1763 (Sailsdorf)-1839 (Ansbach), Kameralist, Regierungsrat, person referred to
COMMENTS
Comments:  Erroneous identifications of the author on 1a and 2b. Notes in ink on 2b. - James Playfair had 2 surviving daughters Jean (1777-1852) and Janet (1778-1864), married name Macdonald; the four surviving sons were George (1782-1846), William Davidson (1783-1852), Hugh Lyon (1786-1861) and James (1791-?) Playfair.
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