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Personal papers.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Private documents belonging to an individual. For records kept by public officials or other persons for their private or personal use but relating to their official duties, use "office files."

Found in 302 Collections and/or Records:

Papers, including manuscript and typescript drafts of plays, operas, novels, short stories, sketches and correspodence, of William McArthur.

Identifier: Acc.6878 Box 1(1)-Box 13(30)
Scope and Contents

Including manuscript and typescript drafts of plays, operas, novels, short stories, and sketches, and circa 500 letters to, and copies of letters of McArthur, mostly concerning the broadcasting of his works.

Dates: 1933-1961, undated.

Papers, mostly professional, of David Hope, Lord Hope of Craighead, with related ephemera.

Identifier: Acc.13568/1-90
Scope and Contents James Arthur David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, KT PC FRSE, senior judge, first Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, was born on 27 June 1938. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Rugby School. After national service as an officer with the Seaforth Highlanders (1957-1959), becoming a Lieutenant, he was an open scholar at St John's College, Cambridge University, where he read Classics (1959-1962). On his return to...
Dates: 1953-2014.

Papers of Alan Bissett relating to the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014.

Identifier: Acc.13720/1-2
Scope and Contents

Includes typed and handwritten drafts of articles and spoken word pieces relating to the Scottish Indepdence Referendum 2014; polling card for 18 September 2014; and letter relating to National Collective's 'Cultural Ambassador' scheme.

Dates: [?2012-?2014]

Papers of Alexander Walker during his time in Gujarat., 1796-[circa 1822.]

Identifier: MSS.13630-13719
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection covers Alexander Walker's military and administrative service in the East India Company in great detail from circa 1790 to 1801, notably in Malabar and then in Gujarat, where he was Political Resident at Baroda, until he left India in 1810. He came out of retirement to govern St Helena from 1822 to 1828, The importance of the collection lies in the detailed administrative content of Walker's correspondence and memoranda, particularly for the Gujarat period, a continuing...
Dates: 1796-[circa 1822.]

Papers of and concerning the poet Edwin Muir (1887-1959).

Identifier: MSS.19651-19674
Dates: [1925 or before]-1961, undated.

Papers of and concerning the poet George Campbell Hay (1915-1984).

Identifier: MSS.26721-26792
Scope and Contents Born in Elderslie and educated in Tarbert Loch Fyne, Edinburgh and Oxford, George Campbell Hay spent most of his life in Edinburgh, but preserved a lifelong attachment to Kintyre, and in particular to Tarbert. Much of his poetry is a celebration of Kintyre, the land and its people, particularly the fishermen. Most of these poems had been written between 1938 and 1945 and already published in periodicals; they include translations from eleven languages. Hay's most important work,...
Dates: [Circa 1925]-1987, undated.

Papers of Andrew Stuart concerning the Douglas Cause., 1761-1777.

Identifier: MSS.5346-5369
Scope and Contents

The papers contain the lawsuit in which the tutors of James George, 7th Duke of Hamilton, contested on his behalf the claim of Archibald James Edward Douglas, son of Lady Jane Douglas Stuart, to the lands of the Douglas family. Andrew Stuart acted as agent for the Hamilton claimant, and played an active part both in France and in Britain in the preparation and presentation of the Hamilton Case.

Dates: 1761-1777.

Papers of Bruce Allan Bremner, and his family., 1817-1890.

Identifier: MSS.19223-19236
Scope and Contents

Bruce Allan Bremner trained as a doctor in Aberdeen and at Edinburgh University, and in 1841 went to practice in Bombay.

In 1852 he married Isabella, daughter of George Seton, commander of the ‘Lowgee Family’. They returned to live in Edinburgh in 1855 and purchased Streatham House in Canaan Lane in 1865. Dr Bremner died in 1890.

Dates: 1817-1890.

Papers of Charles Grant, Vicomte de Vaux.

Identifier: MSS.25161-25174
Scope and Contents Charles Grant was born in Mauritius in 1749, was brought up in Normandy and went into the army. He was created Vicomte de Vaux in 1777, and Chevalier de l'Ordre de Saint Louis in 1790. As a result of the French Revolution he went into exile in 1790, first in Jersey and later in London in 1793. Here he put himself forward for an administrative post in Canada and tried to raise an emigre regiment to be commanded by himself. His papers reflect his career and interests, and he made use of some...
Dates: 1676-1824, undated.

Papers of Christopher Murray Grieve, (1892-1978), the author 'Hugh MacDiarmid'.

Identifier: MSS.27001-27246
Scope and Contents

The papers consist chiefly of Christopher Murray Grieve’s literary papers, but there is also material relating to his family and affairs.

Dates: 1918-1989, undated.

Papers of Colonel George Graeme (died 1840)., 1779-1841.

Identifier: MS.19593
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) Military papers relating to the Perthshire Light Dragoons, 1795-1799 (folio 1);

(ii) Legal papers, 1800-1841 (folio 32) (including Colonel George Graeme’s will, 1841 (folio 82));

(iii) Estate papers, 1796-1840 (folio 86).

Dates: 1779-1841.

Papers of Gavin Maxwell Enterprises Limited., 1956-1974, undated.

Identifier: Acc.10555/74-163
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Includes manuscripts and typescripts of published works, including 'Ring of bright water' and 'The rocks remain', and photographs, drawings and notes, together with literary, business and personal correspondence.

With business records of Gavin Maxwell Enterprises, including correspondence and accounts.

Dates: 1956-1974, undated.

Papers of George Combe (1788-1858), lawyer, phrenologist and educationist, and his household.

Identifier: MSS.7201-7515
Scope and Contents George Combe was educated at Edinburgh High School and at Edinburgh University, where he studied law; he became a Writer to the Signet in 1812. At this time he began to study the phrenological works of Franz Josef Gall and Johann Kaspar Spurzheim, and soon became a fervent advocate of that science. In 1837 he gave up his legal practice to devote himself to spreading the causes of phrenology, secular education, and criminal and prison reform, travelling widely in Europe and America. His views...
Dates: 1804-1872, undated.

Papers of James Augustus Grant and of his family.

Identifier: MSS.17901-17926
Scope and Contents James Augustus Grant joined the Bengal Army in 1848 and was at the siege of Multan, the battle of Gujerat, and the relief of Lucknow. From 1860 to 1863 he was seconded to the Royal Geographical Society's expedition under John Hanning Speke, when the source of the Nile was identified and Uganda and southern Sudan visited. After further service in Kashmir and secondment to Napier's Abyssinian expedition, he retired with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1868. He was awarded the Gold Medal of...
Dates: 1821-1892, undated.

Papers of James Augustus Grant and of his family.

Identifier: MSS.17929-17948

Papers of James Graham and Thomas Graham Stirling concerning their travels and business in India., 1789-1804, undated.

Identifier: MS.10920
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) General correspondence of James Graham, 1800-1804, undated (folio 1), and miscellaneous personal papers relating to Graham's Indian affairs, including two diaries of journeys in Bengal, 1795 (folio 150).(ii) Indian papers of Thomas Graham Stirling of Airth, both as captain of an East Indiaman and as a speculator in Indian trade: photocopies of accounts and correspondence relating to the ships ‘Busbridge’, 1789-1796, and ‘General...
Dates: 1789-1804, undated.

Papers of Janet Buchanan Adam Smith.

Identifier: Acc.13861/1-134
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, personal and literary papers, published articles and reviews, mountaineering papers, and photographs, circa 1911-2013, of Janet Adam Smith (1905-1999), author, journalist and mountaineer.

Dates: 1919-1999, undated.

Papers of John Blythe Kinross, containing mostly personal and some professional papers., Circa 1883-1984.

Identifier: Acc.8699/27-58
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Containing correspondence, memorandums, diaries and other papers.The main interest of the collection lies in the material to the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation (ICFC), to the financing of small businesses, and in general to Kinross’s activities in the City of London from 1928 to the present day. In addition to formal business, the papers contain a significant quantity of private correspondence, and some interest diaries. All the papers carry useful and sometimes...
Dates: Circa 1883-1984.

Papers of John Rennie and his family., [Circa 1770]-1936, undated.

Identifier: MSS.19938-19965
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: John Rennie was one of the distinguished group of Scottish engineers whose work contributed so much to the industrial and commercial development of the United Kingdom in the early 19th century. With the exception of roads, in which he appears not to have been interested, and steam engines, which he promised Watt not to build - though he frequently constructed the accompanying machinery - there was very little in the field of engineering that lay outside the range of his activities. This...
Dates: [Circa 1770]-1936, undated.

Papers of Major George Graeme (died 1854), and his son Patrick James Frederick Graeme (died 1926); also genealogical and miscellaneous material relating to the Graeme family from the 17th to the 19th centuries., 17th century-1906.

Identifier: MS.19594
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Military papers of Major George Graham relating to his service with the King's German Legion, Hanover 1813-1855, (folios 1-89);

(ii) Legal and estate papers of Major George Graeme, 1842-1851, (folios 91-157);

(iii) Papers of Patrick Graeme, largely relating to the Inchbraikie estate, 1865-1881 (folios 158-183);

(iv) Miscellaneous and genealogical papers of the Graeme family, 17th century-1906 (folio 194-242).

Dates: 17th century-1906.