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Estate, political and some personal correspondence and papers, travel letters and journals, and military papers, of General Sir Thomas Graham of Balgowan and Lynedoch (1748-1843), created (1814) Baron Lynedoch, and of his kinsman and heir, Robert Graham, formerly Graeme, Advocate, of Balgowan and Redgorton (1784-1859), a Lord of the Treasury (1834), and their families.

Identifier: MSS.16001-16406


  • Creation: 1650-[circa 1945], undated.

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416 Volumes ; Unless stated otherwise all papers are sized 'folio and under'.

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The contents are arranged as follows: MSS.16001-16044. Family and general correspondence and papers. MSS.16045-16057. Travel journals and papers. MSS.16058-16122. Diaries and journals. MSS.16123-16178. Political papers: 'Perthshire politics'. MSS.16179-16197. Military notebooks and papers. MSS.16198-16384. Estate administration. MSS.16385-16395. Maps and plans. MSS.16396-16406. Miscellaneous papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1955, by Anthony Maxtone Graham of Cultoquhey.

Related Materials

See Acc.12400 for ‘Catalogue of the library at Balgowan’, 1740.

Separated Materials

For the main series of general correspondence and papers of Lord Lynedoch see MSS.3590-3645, Ch.2525-2535. For formal documents received with this part of the archive see Ch.12819-12870.

Further Lynedoch Papers, presented, deposited or purchased, 1952-1960, are at MSS.16407-16434.


Letters in this collection have been quoted in or consulted for the following works: Aspinall Oglander, C. ‘Freshly remembered: the story of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch’ (London, 1956); Brett-James, Antony. ‘General Graham, Lord Lynedoch’ (London, 1959); Delavoye, A M. ‘Life of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch’ (London, 1880); Graham, [M] E Maxtone. - ‘The beautiful Mrs .Graham and the Cathcart circle’ (London, 1927); - ‘The Maxtones of Cultoquhey’ (Edinburgh, 1935).
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