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Family papers.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Personal papers of members of a single family; usually of parents and their children, but sometimes including papers of spouses and their families as well.

Found in 301 Collections and/or Records:

A collection of documents relating to the family of Moubray of Cockairnie.

Identifier: Ch.12871-13000
Scope and Contents

Comprised of: title deeds to their various estates and other properties in Fife and elsewhere (Ch.12871-12978), burgess tickets (Ch.12979-12984), military commissions (Ch.12985-12993) and other documents (Ch.12994-1296) relating to various members of the family, and a few apparently unrelated documents. An inventory, listing each document individually, is available.

Dates: 1436-1820.

A miscellaneous collection of documents.

Identifier: Ch.5901-5910
Scope and Contents

Ch.5902-5903 and Ch.5905 refer to members of the Pitcairn family of Forthar; the remainder concern transactions between John Mowat and James Fullarton, burgesses in Edinburgh. Ch.5901 is an abstract of the documents.

Dates: 1653-1661.

Administrative, legal and financial papers concerning the estates of the families of Gray of Carntyne, and Anstruther Thomson, afterwards Anstruther Gray, of Kilmany, including records of coal mining interests, and also some private family papers.

Identifier: Acc.8100/1-156
Scope and Contents Most of these papers consist of titles and estate papers relating to the lands of Carntyne and Shettleston in Glasgow. They are particularly important for the history of the colliery at Westmuir from the death of John Gray of Carntyne in 1796 until that of his grandson, the Rev John Hamilton Gray, in 1867, but there is material from both before, and in particular from after that period. Robert Gray (d.1833) was a resident landowner, and an enthusiastic coalmaster. Though not all the Westmuir...
Dates: 1518-1965, undated.

Charters and formal documents from the Saltoun Papers.

Identifier: Ch.13001-15207A
Scope and Contents

More detailed lists of contents are available on request.

Dates: 1161x1162-1902, undated.

Charters and other formal documents relating to the Minto family.

Identifier: Ch.8971-10633
Scope and Contents The charters of the Minto family include titles to all the lands owned by the family in Roxburghshire, Fife, and Angus. The Roxburghshire titles include a few from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries but they and the Angus titles are not numerous until the seventeenth century. The earliest Fife titles however go back to the twelfth century, and the series is virtually complete from then until modern times.The lands of Headshaw were acquired by Sir Gilbert Elliot, 1st Baronet,...
Dates: 12th century-1910, undated.

Charters, other formal documents, and plans, from the Richards and Ashburner papers.

Identifier: Ch.15475-15500
Scope and Contents

These papers relate mostly to personal and business affairs. An inventory of these charters is available.

Dates: 1777-1908, undated.

Correspondence and family papers of the Marquesses and Marchionesses of Lothian, received unbound., 1729-1900, undated.

Identifier: MS.5801
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Correspondence: an unsigned letter, 1729, to the Marchioness of Lothian from her sister (probably Eleanora, wife of John Craufurd of Craufurdland); eight letters, 1870, written by the 8th Marchioness and the 9th Marquess and Marchioness; and nine letters, 1871-1899, undated, written to the 9th Marquess. (Folio 1.)(ii) Other papers: copy of an inscription on a dirk given to the 6th Marquess, 1797; 'Maxims by my Father', in the hand of...
Dates: 1729-1900, undated.

Correspondence and legal and official papers of Sir Patrick Murray of Saltcoats., 1611-1612, 1654-1720, undated.

Identifier: MS.6488
Scope and Contents

This volume has been divided into the following sections: correspondence (folios 1-26), family legal papers (folios 27-70), official legal papers (folios 71-80), official accounts (folios 81-154). The official papers concern Sir Patrick Murray in his capacity as General Receiver of Crown Rents and Foreign Excise.

Dates: 1611-1612, 1654-1720, undated.

Correspondence and other papers of John Richardson, of Kirklands, Writer to the Signet, and his family.

Identifier: MSS.3989-3992
Scope and Contents

A note on John Richardson's children will be found in MS.3989, folio i.

Dates: 19th century.

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

Identifier: MSS.5139-5164
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.

Dates: 17th century-1928.

Correspondence and papers, chiefly undated, of the family of Forbes of Culloden., [1625-1800.]

Identifier: MS.2970
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) General correspondence (folio 1);(ii) Papers concerning property of the Forbeses: Ferintosh (including Inverallochie's debts and the Ferintosh excise) (folio 41) and lands in general (folio 59);(iii) Papers concerning private business (folio 65);(iv) Inverness: petitions of the town for relief from taxation, levies, and the maintenance of the garrison, and instructions to John Forbes, 2nd of Culloden, as...
Dates: [1625-1800.]

Correspondence and papers, including sermons, lectures, diaries and photographs, of Sir George Adam Smith, Lilian Adam Smith and their family.

Identifier: Acc.9446/1-422
Scope and Contents

The George Adam Smith Archive, comprising correspondence and papers, 1859-1949, of the Very Rev Sir George Adam Smith (1856-1942), theologian, Moderator of the United Free Church General Assembly, 1916, and Principal of Aberdeen University, 1910-35; of his wife Lilian, née Buchanan (1866-1949) and her family; and of their family, particularly George Buchanan Smith (d.1915) and Robert Dunlop Smith (d.1917).

Dates: 1847-1982.

Correspondence and papers of and relating to Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.

Identifier: MSS.2883-2888
Scope and Contents

MSS.2884-2888 and several letters in MS.2883 (indicated under that number) formed part of a collection of material relating to Thomas Carlyle, formed, at least in part, by Frederick Martin, a copyist employed by Carlyle, who commenced a biography of Carlyle in the ‘Biographical Magazine’, 1877.

Dates: 1816-1877, undated.

Correspondence and papers of John Norman Stuart Buchan, 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir.

Identifier: Acc.11628/1-323
Dates: Majority of material found within 1885, 1925, 1931-1996, undated.

Correspondence and papers of Mary Buchanan Drew, with correspondence of Lady Lilian Adam Smith.

Identifier: Acc.14385/1-74
Scope and Contents The main part of the collection comprises the correspondence between Lady Lilian Adam Smith and her eldest daughter, Mary ['Maisie'] Buchanan Drew. These letters contain detailed, diary-like letters relating domestic matters, news and comments on current affairs, and family anecdotes and reflections, between the 1910s and Lady Lilian's death in 1949 and covering both World Wars. The collection also includes a series of Mary Buchanan Drew's journals, with a detailed account of her relocation...
Dates: c.1900-1972.

Correspondence and papers of Rear-Admiral Robert Kirk Dickson (1898-1952) and of his younger brother, Midshipman Archibald Kirk Dickson (died 1916), with some papers of their father, William Kirk Dickson (1860-1949), first Librarian of the National Library of Scotland.

Identifier: MSS.13501-13597
Scope and Contents The collection, in which family correspondence predominates, reflects all aspects of the naval career of Robert Kirk Dickson. He took part in the Battles of the Falkland Islands, 1914, Gallipoli, 1915, and Jutland, 1916. In the Second World War he served as Duty Captain in the Admiralty War Room, 1939-1940, and commanded the fast minelayer, H.M.S. Manxman, 1940-1942, when he took part in a series of offensive minelaying operations in the Channel, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. He was Deputy...
Dates: 1st half of 20 century.

Correspondence and papers of Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane of Cloan (1856-1928), the statesman, lawyer and philosopher, and of his sister, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane (1862-1937), philanthropist and author.

Identifier: MSS.5901-6109
Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence of other members of the family of Haldane of Cloan covering a period of almost a century and a half from the beginning of the 19th century, especially rich for the period 1875-1937.

Dates: 19th century-early 20th century.