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Papers of the family of Dundas of Dundas.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.80.1.1-80.7.14

Scope and Contents

The papers, with some exceptions, have been arranged in the following categories:

Adv.MSS.80.1.1-80.1.18: Correspondence.

80.2.1-80.2.66: Financial papers.

80.3.1-80.3.57: Account books.

80.4.1-80.4.16: Miscellaneous estate papers.

80.5.1-80.5.6: Legal papers.

80.6.1-80.6.14: Notes and notebooks of George Dundas of Dundas, Advocate.

80.7.1-80.7.14: Miscellaneous papers and books.

The main exceptions are as follows. Correspondence directly relating to the estate accounts and included in numbered series of vouchers has not been removed. Correspondence concerning legal actions has been similarly treated. Formal documents relating to legal processes have been kept with the series of which they form part, and have not been classified as charters. For charters relating to the family, see Ch.B.41-1349.


  • Creation: 16th century-1924.


0.00 Linear metres (190 volumes + 1 box. Various sizes, folio and under, except where otherwise noted.)

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Custodial History

The papers were bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1925.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

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Repository Details

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