Papers chiefly concerning building at Yester House and Tweeddale Court, and various household inventories., [Circa 1697]-1910, undated.
Scope and Contents
The contents are as follows:
(i) Accounts and correspondence, 1729-1910, undated, chiefly concerning building at Yester House (folio 1);
(ii) Registered bond of servitude, 1732, by William Smellie, mason, to the City of Edinburgh (folio 151);
(iii) Tack, 1740, between the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale and John Home, coach-maker, concerning the former’s coach-house in St. Mary Street (folio 135);
(iv) Letter, 1797, of Robert Somerville concerning the fire at Yester House, with lists of persons present at the fire, an estimate of the cost of rebuilding and inventory of damaged goods (folio 155);
(v) Household inventories, circa 1697-1742, of Yester House and Tweeddale Court including a contract, 1759, between the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale and his cook, Thomas Neilson, with an inventory of the kitchen at Yester House (folio 149);
(vi) State of the rents of the Marquess of Tweeddale’s house and pertinents in Edinburgh and related papers, with an inventory of goods sold from Tweeddale Court, 1765 (folio 215);
(vii) Papers, 1778-1784, concerning the let of Tweeddale Court to Allan Macdougall of Gallanach, Writer to the Signet (folio 220);
(viii) Inventory, 18th century, of pictures at Tweeddale Court (folio 226);
(ix) Inventory, 1809, of silver plate at Yester House (folio 227);
(x) Catalogue, 1 November 1876, of oil paintings and marble busts in Yester House (folio 229).
- Creation: [Circa 1697]-1910, undated.
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