The life of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

Fran Woodrow, one of East Lothian Council’s archivists, described the life of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie using letters and other material from the “Coulston Papers”  This collection of papers is held in the Archive at the John Gray Centre in Haddington. The Marquess was a Scottish statesman who served as Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856. He was noted for introducing the policy that if any Indian ruler died without leaving a male heir his kingdom passed over to the British. The talk also explored his relationship with his wife Susan through their correspondence.