Erskine, David Stuart [Earl Buchan, Lord Cardross]

Education

Student United College 1755-1759. (Secondar).

LL.D. 24.10.1766.

Birth/childhood

Born 12.6.1742 2nd son of Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan and Agnes Stewart.1829

Career

LL.D Glasgow.

Succeeded as Lord Cardross 1747 and as 3rd Earl Buchan 1767.

Patron of arts. Founder of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Essays on the lives and writings of Fletcher of Saltoun and the poet Thomson: biographical, critical, and political... (London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1792)

An account of the life, writings, and inventions of John Napier of Merchiston... (Perth: R. Morison, 1787)

The metrical history of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerslie, by Henry, commonly called Blind Harry: carefully transcribed from the M.S. copy....under the eye of the Earl of Buchan.... (Perth: R. Morison, 1790)

Death

Died 19.4.1829.

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