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Collection MS.9587 - John Stuart, Marquis of Bute: journal of tour of the Western Isles

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GB 233 MS.9587


John Stuart, Marquis of Bute: journal of tour of the Western Isles


  • 1788 (Creation)

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Stuart John, 1st Marquess of Bute (1744-1814)

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John Stuart was the son of John, 3rd. Earl of Bute and Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu. He was born in 1744 and succeeded his father in 1792. In 1794 he also succeeded his mother as Baron Mount Stuart. In 1796 he was created 1st Marquess of Bute. He married Charlotte Jane, daughter and co-heir of the 2nd. Viscount Windsor. He died in Geneva in 1814 and was succeeded by his grandson John.

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“Journal of the tour round the Western Islands of Scotland” in the hand of John, 1st. Marquis of Bute (then Lord Mountstuart), detailing a tour in the revenue cutter 'Royal George' from Bute to Islay, Mull, Lismore, Staffa, Iona, North Uist, Lewis, Skye, Raasay, Canna, Oban and Kerrera, with fragments of other tours, 1788.

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  • English

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Digital item level catalogue available through the National Library of Scotland Manuscripts Catalogue at

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