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Finding Aid for the Charles Stuart de Rothesay Collection of Maps, 1715-1840
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Description
Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845) was a member of the British diplomatic service (1808-45). He served as joint chargé d'affaires at Madrid (1808), envoy to Portugal (1810), minister at the Hague (1815-16), ambassador to Paris (1815-30), and ambassador to St. Petersburg (1841-45). He made G.C.B. and a privy councillor in 181, and was created Baron Stuart de Rothesay of the Isle of Bute in 1828. The collection contains some 530 maps collected while Baron Stuart served with the British diplomatic service, and the Baron's library catalog.
Background
Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay was born on January 2, 1779; he entered the British diplomatic service, and became joint chargé d'affaires at Madrid in 1808; sent as envoy to Portugal in 1810, where he was created Count of Machico and Marquis of Angra, and Knight grand cross of the Tower and Sword; made G.C.B. and a privy councillor in 1812; was minister at the Hague, 1815-16, ambassador to Paris, 1815-30, and ambassador to St. Petersburg, 1841-45; was created Baron Stuart de Rothesay of the Isle of Bute in 1828; he died on November 6, 1845.
Extent
51 boxes (25.5 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.