Correspondence and legal, financial and other papers of the Dunlop family. Edit




  • 1605-1952. (Creation)


  • 58 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    Much of the collection concerns William Dunlop, Principal of Glasgow University, his son Alexander, Professor of Greek at Glasgow, and his grandson John, Tide Surveyor at Greenock. The papers of William Dunlop include material on the colony of South Carolina, the Darien Scheme, and the affairs of the Church of Scotland, while those of Alexander chiefly concern the University of Glasgow. The collection also includes diaries and literary works of John Dunlop of Gairbraid, the temperance reformer.

  • Bibliography

    For a history of the family largely based on these papers, see ‘The Dunlops of Dunlop' (Frome and London: privately printed, 1939) by John Graham Dunlop. Some of the material has been published in ‘Letters and Journals, 1663-1889’ (Frome and London: privately printed, 1953) by John Graham Dunlop.

    Some papers concerning the Darien Scheme were published in ‘Transactions of the Glasgow Archaeological Society’, Second Series, iv (1903), pages 207-225.

  • Separated Materials

    For some formal documents, see Ch.8443-8481.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1962, by Mrs Lorraine C C Bell, Epsom.

  • Arrangement

    The papers are arranged as follows:

    MSS.9250-9254. Correspondence. MSS.9255-9256. Papers concerning public affairs. MSS.9257-9260. Legal and financial papers. MSS.9261-9269. Diaries. MSS.9270-9273. Sermons and literary work. MSS.9274-9300. Genealogical papers. MSS.9301-9307. Miscellaneous papers.