David Erskine 1742-1829
David ERSKINE, 11th Earl of Buchan, 1742-1829
Son of Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan (1710-1767). He was educated at home and then at St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities. He had a long-standing interest in political reform and in Scottish antiquarianism. His friends included John Wilkes and Benjamin Franklin. He was a keen sponsor of the arts and scholarship.
Used an engraved bookplate:
Franks 9918 (Erskine), The Right Honourable David S., Earl of Buchan, Lord Auchterhouse and Cardross, &c. (David Stewart, 11th Earl of Buchan, succeeded 1767; died 1829. The plate of the 9th Earl with inscription altered.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
- Macleod, Emma Vincent. "Erskine, David Steuart, eleventh earl of Buchan (1742–1829), antiquary and political reformer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.