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Letter from Lord Ilay, Regarding a Book Dedication

Author(s): Campbell, Archibald

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Sr

I had yours with the
dedication of Mr Anderson
I knew very well the usuall
stile of such papers & was
therefore very [¿] in the matter.
I must say too now I have
seen it, that I wish he would
say nothing but the bare
inscription, for unleſs I
had written it intirely anew
I could not easily have
framed it to my mind, & to
be sure he thinks it very
fine, so that I hardly know
what to doe in it. I think
you had best tell him that

I am the person in the world
the most averse to complements
but will leave it to him to
do as he shall think fit.

I am Sr
Your most obt
huble servant
Ilay

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Letter from Lord Ilay, Regarding a Book Dedication

Document Information

Document ID 360
Title Letter from Lord Ilay, Regarding a Book Dedication
Year group 1700-1750
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1713
Wordcount 124

Author information: Campbell, Archibald

Author ID 167
Forenames Archibald
Surname Campbell
AKA Third Duke of Argyll, Earl of Ilay, Ilay
Gender Male
Year of birth 1682
Place of birth Surrey, England
Mother's place of birth Suffolk, England
Father's place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Nobleman, politician, military, judge
Father's occupation Nobleman, Politician
Education University
Locations where resident Glasgow, Edinburgh
Religious affiliation Presbyterian, Catholic