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Muniments of the Stuarts of Castlemilk and the Stuarts of Torrance., Late 15th century-early 20th century.

Identifier: MSS.5320-5345

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of miscellaneous legal documents, estate papers, letters, account-books and legal volumes, not only concerning the Stuarts of Castlemilk and Torrance, but also the Crawfurds of Milton; this family was linked to the Stuarts of Castlemilk when Margaret Crawfurd, heiress to the entailed estate of Milton, married Sir William Stuart, 2nd Baronet, of Castlemilk.


  • Creation: Late 15th century-early 20th century.

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26 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


The arrangement of these papers has been governed by the fact that most of the documents and letters were catalogued, 1862-1865, by Sir William Fraser, and arranged and bound by him in fifteen large folio volumes (MSS.5320-5334).

Fraser arranged and classified the legal papers according to the type of document, thus separating related groups of papers; each document, however, except where noted below, has now been indexed, making it possible to read related papers together.

Other Finding Aids

Each volume bound by Sir William Fraser, with the exception of MSS.5323 and MS.5334, has a table of contents, often giving a very full abstract of each document.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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