Estate, political and some personal correspondence and papers, travel letters and journals, and military papers, of General Sir Thomas Graham of Balgowan and Lynedoch (1748-1843), created (1814) Baron Lynedoch, and of his kinsman and heir, Robert Graham, formerly Graeme, Advocate, of Balgowan and Redgorton (1784-1859), a Lord of the Treasury (1834), and their families. Edit




  • 1650-[circa 1945], undated. (Creation)


  • 416 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Separated Materials

    For the main series of general correspondence and papers of Lord Lynedoch see MSS.3590-3645, Ch.2525-2535. For formal documents received with this part of the archive see Ch.12819-12870.

    Further Lynedoch Papers, presented, deposited or purchased, 1952-1960, are at MSS.16407-16434.

  • Related Materials

    See Acc.12400 for ‘Catalogue of the library at Balgowan’, 1740.

  • Bibliography

    Letters in this collection have been quoted in or consulted for the following works: Aspinall Oglander, C. ‘Freshly remembered: the story of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch’ (London, 1956); Brett-James, Antony. ‘General Graham, Lord Lynedoch’ (London, 1959); Delavoye, A M. ‘Life of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch’ (London, 1880); Graham, [M] E Maxtone. - ‘The beautiful Mrs .Graham and the Cathcart circle’ (London, 1927); - ‘The Maxtones of Cultoquhey’ (Edinburgh, 1935).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1955, by Anthony Maxtone Graham of Cultoquhey.

  • Arrangement

    The contents are arranged as follows: MSS.16001-16044. Family and general correspondence and papers. MSS.16045-16057. Travel journals and papers. MSS.16058-16122. Diaries and journals. MSS.16123-16178. Political papers: 'Perthshire politics'. MSS.16179-16197. Military notebooks and papers. MSS.16198-16384. Estate administration. MSS.16385-16395. Maps and plans. MSS.16396-16406. Miscellaneous papers.