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Presented, 1940, by Madam Stuart Stevenson, Culter, Lanarkshire.
The papers fall into two main sections, the first being Castlemilk and Torrance muniments, the second being the personal and legal papers of Andrew Stuart of Craigthorn and Castlemilk, Writer to the Signet, in whose person the two estates were for a time united.
Both families were descended from Archibald Stuart of Castlemilk and Fynart (died 1660).
For charters, deeds and other formal documents relating to these families and their properties, see Ch.4549-4762.
For further papers of the families of Stuart of Castlemilk and Stuart of Torrance, see also MSS.8190-8462 and Ch.7713-8429.