Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845) was a member of the British diplomatic service (1808-45). He served as
joint chargé d'affaires at Madrid (1808), envoy to Portugal (1810), minister at the Hague (1815-16), ambassador to Paris (1815-30),
and ambassador to St. Petersburg (1841-45). He made G.C.B. and a privy councillor in 181, and was created Baron Stuart de
Rothesay of the Isle of Bute in 1828. The collection contains some 530 maps collected while Baron Stuart served with the British
diplomatic service, and the Baron's library catalog.
Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay was born on January 2, 1779; he entered the British diplomatic service, and became
joint chargé d'affaires at Madrid in 1808; sent as envoy to Portugal in 1810, where he was created Count of Machico and Marquis
of Angra, and Knight grand cross of the Tower and Sword; made G.C.B. and a privy councillor in 1812; was minister at the Hague,
1815-16, ambassador to Paris, 1815-30, and ambassador to St. Petersburg, 1841-45; was created Baron Stuart de Rothesay of
the Isle of Bute in 1828; he died on November 6, 1845.
51 boxes (25.5 linear ft.)
5 oversize boxes
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