Correspondence and papers, chiefly 19th century, of the Paul family; including some papers of the family of Erskine of Alva. Edit




  • 17th century-1928. (Creation)


  • 26 Volumes (Whole)



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  • Scope and Contents

    Robert Paul, manager of the Commercial Bank of Scotland, married Charlotte, the daughter of John Erskine of Cambus, advocate, in 1814. The connection of the Pauls with the Erskines of Alva, and later with the Erskine Murrays, remained strong, and the antiquarian interests of the Reverend Robert Paul, Free Church minister at Dollar, led him to examine many of the Erskine papers. Some of these remained with the Paul’s and now form part of the collection.

  • Arrangement

    The papers have been arranged as follows.

    MSS.5139-5154: Paul papers. MSS.5155-5164: Erskine Murray Papers.

  • Custodial History

    The papers were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1949.