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Thomas Douglas, fifth earl of Selkirk

LOC:    Selkirk, Thomas Douglas, Earl of, 1771-1820
NRA:    Douglas, Thomas (1771-1820) 5th Earl of Selkirk
DNB:    Douglas, Thomas, fifth earl of Selkirk (1771-1820), colonist and proponent of colonization in North America
LBT ID: LdSelki5    VIAF ID: 42637710    LOC ID: n50006530
B/BAP:   1771-06-20
DIED:   1820-04-08
SOURCES: DNB; Virtual International Authority File; thePeerage.com; LOC Name Authority File
The son of the fourth earl (d. 1799); he settled Highland colonists in Prince Edward Island, quarreled with the Northwest Fur Company, and published Observations on the Present State of the Highlands of Scotland (1805). He was an acquaintance of Walter Scott.
REFERENCES TO Thomas Douglas, fifth earl of Selkirk:
William Roscoe to Lord Lansdown, [December? 1793] in The Life of William Roscoe 2 vols (London: T. Cadell, 1833)
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Walter Scott to J. B. S. Morritt of Rokeby, 2 March 1810 in Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. 7 vols (Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1837)
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Sydney Smith to Francis Jeffrey, 7 August 1819 in A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith. By his Daughter, Lady Holland. With a Selection from his Letters, edited by Mrs. Austin 2 vols (London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855)
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