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  Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (March 14, 1771–June 10, 1851) was a British statesman, the son of Henry Dundas, the 1st Viscount.
Dundas was the Member of Parliament for Hastings in 1794, Rye in 1796 and Midlothian in 1801.
Melville filled various political offices and was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1812 to 1827, and from 1828 to 1830; his name is perpetuated by that of Melville Sound, because of his interest in Arctic exploration.
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 Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was the fourth son of Robert Dundas (1685-1753), Lord President of the Court of Session, and was born at Edinburgh in 1742.
In 1802 he was elevated to the peerage as Viscount Melville and Baron Dunira.
The result was the impeachment of Lord Melville in 1806, on the initiative of Samuel Whitbread, for the misappropriation of public money; and though it ended in an acquittal, and nothing more than formal negligence lay against him, he never again held office.
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Although Dundas had opposed North's conciliatory proposals in both 1775 and 1778, his parliamentary skill was recognized as a valuable asset to the ministry, and Dundas' support was secured by his appointment as sole keeper of the signet in 1779.
With the creation of the Pitt ministry, Dundas' political influence reached new heights: he was Pitt's close personal friend and second to him in the House of Commons; he domianted Scottish politics in Parliament; he controlled Indian affairs; and when hostilities with France developed, he played a major role in the conduct of the war.
Created Viscount Melville in 1802, he held office as treasurer of the navy, 1782-1800; lord of trade, 1784-1786; home secretary, 1791-1794; president of the board of Control for Indian Affairs, 1793-1801; secretary at war, 1794-1801; and first lord of the admiralty, 1804-1805.
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 Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville
Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (1771-1851) was a British statesman, the son of Henry Dundas, the 1st Viscount.
Melville filled various political offices and was First Lord of the Admiralty fron 1812 to 1827 and from 1828 to 1830; his name is perpetuated by that of Melville Sound[?], because of his interest in Arctic exploration.
His eldest son became Henry Dundas, 3rd Viscount Melville.
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George V, King of Hanover and 2nd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, Georg Friedrich Alexander Karl Ernst August (27 May 1819-12 June 1878) was the only son of Ernst August I, King of Hanover and 1st Duke of Cumberland, the fifth son of King George III of the United...
In October 1834, the Whig minister John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp inherited a peerage, thus removing him from the House of Commons to the Lords.
Because of his removal to the Upper House, he was forced to relinquish the posts of Leader of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Exchequer—traditionally, a member of the House of Lords could hold neither post.
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 HENRY DUNDAS, 1ST VISCOUNT MELVILLE - LoveToKnow Article on HENRY DUNDAS, 1ST VISCOUNT MELVILLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
British statesman, fourth son of Robert Dundas (1685-1753), lord president of the Scottish court of session, was born at Edinburgh in 1742, and was educated at the high school and university there.
The result was the impeachment of Lord Melville in 1806, ofl the initiative of Samuel Whitbread, for the misappropriation of public money; and though it ended in an acquittal, and notbin~ more than formal negligence lay against him, he never again held office.
His son ROBERT, 2nd Viscount Melvifie (1771-1851), fillec various political offices and was first lord of the admiralty fron 1812 to 1827 and from 1828 to 1830; his name is perpetuatec by that of Melville Sound, because of his interest in Arctir exploration.
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Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey(First Lord of the Admiralty) 1635 - 1636
Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville 1812 - 1827
Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville 1828 - 1830
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 MELVILLE, ANDREW (1545-1622) - Encyclopedia Britannica - MELVILLE, ANDREW (1545-1622) - JCSM's Study Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MELVILLE, ANDREW (1545-1622), Scottish scholar, theologian and religious reformer, was the youngest son of Richard Melville (brother to Melville of Dysart), proprietor of Baldovy near Montrose, at which place Andrew was born on the 1st of August 1545.
Melville, though comparaenlarged the curriculum at the college, and established chairs tively little known during his lifetime, was one of the most in languages, science, philosophy and divinity, which were powerful influences in contemporary art, especially in his broad confirmed by charter in 1577.
He was moderator of the General Assembly in 1582, and took MELVILLE, HENRY DUNDAS, 1ST VISCOUNT (17421811), part in the organization of the Church and the Presbyterian British statesman, fourth son of Robert Dundas (16851753), method.
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At the age of fourteen he was permitted by Scotch law to name his own curators, or guardians, and selecting William Pitt and Dundas for this office he spent much of his time at their houses,, thus meeting manj of the leading politicians of the day.
John Douglas, and widow of James, Viscount Hamilton, and thus became doubly connected with the family of the marquess of Abercorn.
Robert Gordon's College in Schoolhill was founded in 1729 by Robert Gordon of Straloch and further endowed in 1816 by Alexander Simpson of Collyhill.
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 Clan MELVILLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The title of Earl of Melville in the peerage of Scotland was co-joined since 1704 with that of the Earl of Leven and conferred in 1690 on George, 4th Lord Melville.
The title of Viscount Melville was conferred with Baron Duneira of Perthshire on The Right Hon Henry Dundas, a distinguished statesman in 1802.
Andrew Melville was one of the most illustrious Scottish Reformers who proved as difficult to King James VI as John Knox had proved to Mary Queen of Scots.
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 Robert Drost - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Robert Drost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Robert Drost, Ph.D., is a Principial Research Scientist (as of 2004) at Sun Laboratories, a research and development division of Sun Microsystems.
Robert was included in the TR100 list for his developments in wireless chip-to-chip communications, known as proximity communication, proposed by Ivan Sutherland.
Robert joined Sun Microsystems in 1993 after obtaining a M.S. in electronic engineering from Stanford University.
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 Henry Dundas
He was the fourth son of Robert Dundas[?] (1685-1753), lord president of the Scottish court of session, and was born at Edinburgh in 1742.
From 1794 to 1801 he was secretary of state for war under Pitt, his great friend.
His son and heir was Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville.
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 Viscount Melville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title of Viscount Melville was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1802 for Henry Dundas, a notable politician of the period.
The Viscount bears the subsidiary title of Baron Dunira (1802).
Robert David Ross Dundas, 9th Viscount Melville (b.
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Viscount Melville Sound Viscount Melville Sound, 250 mi (402 km) long and 100 mi (161 km) wide, arm of the Arctic Ocean, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada, between Victoria and Prince of Wales islands on the south and Melville and Bathurst islands on the north.
Melville Sound Melville Sound, Canada: see Viscount Melville Sound.
Albany, Robert Stuart, 1st duke of Albany, Robert Stuart or Stewart, 1st duke of: see Stuart, Robert, 1st duke of Albany.
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 AIM25: School of Oriental and African Studies: Dundas, Henry and Robert Saunders
Henry Dundas' links with India began in April 1781 when he was appointed chairman of a secret committee on the war in the Carnatic and British possessions in India.
Although Dundas lost his job as Minister Treasurer of the Navy in 1783 he was made a member of the Board of Control for India in 1784 and became its President from 1793-1802.
Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1792-1812, of members of the Dundas family, comprising 10 letters to Henry Dundas (1792-1799) and 132 letters and memoranda to Robert Saunders Dundas (1807-1812), the majority of which are concerned with the appointment and behaviour of officers serving in India alongside the East India Company.
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 Principal Additions to the Collections 2001-02 - National Library of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Correspondence and papers, 1790-1838, of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville and Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville, on Indian affairs.
Volume of case papers, ca.1806, for the presentation case in the impeachment of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville.
Two journal-letters, 1865, of R(obert) M(ichael) Ballantyne from the Bell Rock Light, with two watercolour paintings of the lighthouse, one showing the building from the reef, the other being an interior view; with two other letters of Ballantyne, 1864-5, on lifeboats, and a quantity of later letters of R M Ballantyne, his family and friends.
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For this, he was raised to the Peerage of the United Kingdompeerage as Viscount Wellington, of Talavera and of Wellington in the County of Somerset.
Along with Robert Peel, Wellington became one of the rising stars of the Tory party, and by 1828, had become Prime Minister of the United KingdomPrime Minister/.
Viscount Wellington, of Talavera and of Wellington in the County of Somerset (4 September 1809)
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 Melville Island --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Separated from Victoria Island (south) by Viscount Melville Sound and from Banks Island (southwest) by McClure Strait, Melville Island is about 200 miles (320 km) long and 30–130 miles (50–210 km) wide with an area of 16,274 square miles...
The discovery of this body of water, reached from the east by Sir William Edward Parry (1819–20) and from the west (1850–54) by Sir Robert McClure, proved the existence of the Northwest Passage and provided passage...
Melville's first experience at sea would later be the inspiration for his novel "Redburn".
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 Melville Island --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is divided from Bathurst Island (west) by the narrow Apsley Strait and from Coburg Peninsula (east) by the Dundas Strait.
The island, sighted in 1644 by the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman, was named in 1818 by Captain Phillip Parker King in honour of Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville, first lord of the Admiralty.
Melville Island, known to Aborigines as Yermalner, is one of the few areas in Australia still occupied by its original Aboriginal peoples, the Tiwi, and in 1978 ownership of the island passed from the Australian government to the Tiwi Land Council.
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 AUTOGRAPHS & MANUSCRIPTS: ROBERT (2ND VISCOUNT MELVILLE) DUNDAS - SIGNATURE(S) 04/09/1830
Member of Parliament from 1796-1811, Robert Dundas (1771-1851) served as Privy Councilor in 1807, was President of the Board of Control (1807, 1809) and was First Lord of the Admiralty (1812-1827).
He became Viscount Melville upon the death of his father in 1811.
Melville Sound in the Arctic was named in his honor.
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The seat of power of the Admiralty in Whitehall was clumsily designed and built by Thomas Ripley, a former carpenter and protegé of Sir Robert Walpole, whose distinctly provincial essay in such a prominent site provoked the scorn of Pope: :''See under Ripley rise a new White-hall'', :''While Jones' and Boyles united labours fall'.
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When we say that the writer needs experience, we do not literally limited to a person he has known, or to an incident that has.
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 Overview of Robert Saunders Dundas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dundas was the only son of Henry Dundas (1742 - 1811), the so-called 'uncrowned King of Scotland'.
Dundas began as private secretary to his father and continued in the family tradition of politics and the law.
Melville Island in the Canadian Arctic was named after him.
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The Canongate Tolbooth adjoins the parish church, in the burial-ground of which is the tombstone raised by Burns to the memory of Robert Fergusson, and where Dugald Stewart, Adam Smith and other men of note were buried.
A column, 136 ft. high, surmounted by a colossal figure of Viscount Melville, Pitts first lord of the Admiralty, rises from the centre of St Andrew Square.
Many interesting mansions were and are in the vicinity, amongst them Melville Castle, the seat of the Dundas Melvilles, and Auchenclinny, where Henry Mackenzie, author of The Man of Feeling, resided.
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 Admiralty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The oldest building was long known simply as The Admiralty, and is now referred to popularly as the Old Admiralty and officially as the Ripley Building.
It was designed and built by Thomas Ripley, a former carpenter and protegé of Sir Robert Walpole, whose creation provoked the scorn of Alexander Pope:
Robert Adam designed the screen which was added to the entrance front in 1788.
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Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville 1804 - 1805
Henry Phipps, 2nd Lord Mulgrave 1807 - 1810
Thomas Robinson, 2nd Earl de Grey 1834 - 1835
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 MELVILLE, ANDREW (1545-1622) - Online Information article about MELVILLE, ANDREW (1545-1622)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melville, though comparaenlarged the curriculum at the college, and established chairs tively little known during his lifetime, was one of the most in languages, science, See also:
Edinburgh in 1742, and was educated at the high school and LAND, CHURCH OF), and Melville prosecuted one of the " tulchan " university there.
vassal." Melville's rudeness (if it is to be called so) was the Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 'Soo; in 1802 a outburst of just indignation from a See also:
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