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Apparently incomplete collection of correspondence and papers of William Marshall and of members of his family, together with related papers compiled by David J Mackenzie, Sheriff-substitute of Glasgow.

Identifier: MSS.15369-15378

Scope and Contents

William Marshall, who was factor to the Duke of Gordon, was known in his own day as a Scottish fiddler and composer of strathspeys, and an inventor. The collection contains almost nothing of musical interest, and the largest single part consists of letters and copies of letters of his sons whilst on active service in India and in the Peninsular War, written to him and to other members of the family.


  • Creation: 1778-1961, undated.

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10 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1977, by Ian Grant Smith, ., Writer to the Signet, through the good offices of James C Batley, Caterham, Surrey.

Related Materials

For a few formal documents, see Ch.12770-12773.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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