Typescript copies of letters, 1795-1797, of Mary Cecilia Gibson, daughter of Professor James Balfour of Pilrig and wife of William Gibson, of the Durie family, to her son Lewis in India. Edit




  • 1795-1797. (Creation)


  • 59 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1941, by John Grant (Booksellers), Limited, Edinburgh.

  • Arrangement

    iii + 56 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters deal almost entirely with the affairs of the Gibson family and their relations (Balfours, etc.), but contain allusions to the state of trade and building in Edinburgh due to the war (folios 6, 10, 19). At folio 40a is a letter, 1794, of another son, John, merchant in Danzig, to his mother, describing the Polish rising of that year. The letters are illustrated by modern photographs of Pilrig House, Peggie's Mill at Cramond, family portraits, and Danzig. The volume containing them appears to have been made up about 1910.