Letters and papers of John H Balfour-Browne, Kings Counsel (1885-1921). Edit




  • 1814-1919, undated. (Creation)


  • 202 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, 1968, 1975, by Miss V E C Balfour-Browne, Edinburgh.

  • Arrangement

    202 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) Letters, 1846-1919, undated, chiefly addressed to John H Balfour-Browne. They had been kept as a collection of autographs and include fragments of letters and signatures (which have not been indexed). The correspondence mostly concerns Balfour-Browne's literary work and legal matters. (Folio 1.)

    (ii) Typescript with manuscript corrections and newspaper cutting of 'A Criticism and a Reminiscence' by Balfour-Browne, published in the ‘Dumfries and Galloway Standard’ in 1909. (Folio 177.)

    (iii) Typescripts with manuscript corrections of two speeches on Burns delivered by Balfour-Browne at Sheffield and Dumfries, 1913, undated. (Folio 186.)

  • Bibliography

    A few of the letters in this manuscript were published in John H Balfour-Browne's ‘Recollections literary and political’ (London, 1917).