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Memorandums. Legal documents.

Subject Source: Other Source
Scope Note: Legal document embodying the terms of a contract or other agreement; or the formal attestation clause signed by witnesses to a deed. Source: Beal, Peter. 'Dictionary of English manuscript terminology, 1450-2000'. (2008).

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Accounts and business papers of Sir Alexander Muir Mackenzie, with memoranda on Acoustics and Judicial Appointments., 1779-1810, undated.

Identifier: MS.1215
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Contains correspondence and papers of John Mackenzie, Advocate and a Principal Clerk of Session, of Cramond and later of Delvine (died 1731), his sons Alexander, Writer to the Signet and a Principal Clerk of Session (died 1737), and John, Writer to the Signet, Deputy-Keeper of the Signet (died 1778), and Alexander's grandson Sir Alexander Muir Mackenzie, 1st Baronet, Writer to the Signet (died 1835); formed a distinguished line of lawyers who were active in the affairs of their day and...
Dates: 1779-1810, undated.

Apparently incomplete collection of correspondence and papers of William Marshall and of members of his family, together with related papers compiled by David J Mackenzie, Sheriff-substitute of Glasgow.

Identifier: MSS.15369-15378
Scope and Contents

William Marshall, who was factor to the Duke of Gordon, was known in his own day as a Scottish fiddler and composer of strathspeys, and an inventor. The collection contains almost nothing of musical interest, and the largest single part consists of letters and copies of letters of his sons whilst on active service in India and in the Peninsular War, written to him and to other members of the family.

Dates: 1778-1961, undated.

‘Collections relative to the affairs of Scotland. Written by George Chalmers. Volume second'., 1748-1753.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.6.4B
Scope and Contents From the Series: These volumes concern the local politics of Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland, the claims of the Earl of Sutherland on account of his exertions in opposing the Rebels, the means by which Sir John Gordon of Invergordon obtained the place of Secretary to the Principality, many documents concerning the Principality and Crown rents, and other matters apparently suggested to the writer by his connexion with Sir John Gordon.In both volumes, mixed up with private or local &...
Dates: 1748-1753.

‘Collections relative to the affairs of Scotland. Written by George Chalmers, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh’.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.35.6.4A-B
Scope and Contents These volumes concern the local politics of Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland, the claims of the Earl of Sutherland on account of his exertions in opposing the Rebels, the means by which Sir John Gordon of Invergordon obtained the place of Secretary to the Principality, many documents concerning the Principality and Crown rents, and other matters apparently suggested to the writer by his connexion with Sir John Gordon.In both volumes, mixed up with private or local &...
Dates: 1748-1753.

Correspondence and memoranda concerning Andrew Stuart's genealogical works., 1788-1799.

Identifier: MS.5401
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Andrew Stuart was a noted lawyer and politician. As lawyer he acted as agent for some important Scottish noble families, in particular the Dukes of Hamilton; as politician he represented Lanarkshire in Parliament, and was a member of the Board of Trade in Lord North's administration. The papers here are almost entirely of a legal and personal nature.

Dates: 1788-1799.

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 of the publisher, Robert Cadell, and of his grandchildren in the Stevenson family.

Identifier: MSS.21001-21069
Scope and Contents

Robert Cadell (1788-1849) was the partner of Archibald Constable, and, after the dissolution of that partnership in 1825, the sole publisher of Walter Scott's novels. His papers reflect his personal and business relations with Scott and other authors, as well as his family affairs.

Dates: 1802-mid 20th century, undated.

Correspondence, membership lists and other papers of the Edinburgh Harmonists’ Society., 1884-1961.

Identifier: MS.21663
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Correspondence, 1886, 1896, 1906, 1927, 1943-1944, 1947-1950, 1961. Much of this relates to the demise of the Edinburgh Harmonists' Society in 1950, and to its absorption by the Edinburgh Society of Musicians. The correspondence of 1961 with Miss M P Linton of the National Library of Scotland includes a catalogue of the 18th century collections held by the Harmonists. (Folio 1.)(ii) Membership lists, 1884, 1932, and historical...
Dates: 1884-1961.

Correspondence, memoranda and other papers concerning the industrial experiments carried out at Culross by Archibald, Earl of Dundonald., 1782-1788.

Identifier: MS.5379
Scope and Contents

The papers concern the extraction of tar from coal (folio 1), and improved methods of refining salt (folio 81), and include fragments of corrected page proofs of Archibald, Earl of Dundonald's pamphlet ‘The present state of the manufacture of salt’ (folio 122).

Dates: 1782-1788.

Cravath, Swaine and Moore: memorandum on the history of competition in the EDP market., 1981.

Identifier: Acc.10046/45
Scope and Contents From the Record Group:

Professional papers as counsel, 1979-89, of David A O Edward, QC, Salvesen Professor of European Institutions at the University of Edinburgh, 1985-9, and from 1989 a Judge of the European Community Court of the First Instance.

Dates: 1981.

Documents, including accounts, petitions and memorandums, of George Skene and John Skene of Halyards., 1666-1752.

Identifier: Acc.12092/6
Scope and Contents Contains:144. Account between John Skene of Halyeards and Mr Thomas Skene, 1690-99. 1700.145. Testament dative of Mr Thomas Skein, advocat who deceased November 1700. Inventory given up by Beatrix Hepburne his relict. [part torn away] after 16 August 1701.146. Copy disposition by Elisabeth Ker, relict of Mr Christopher Irvein, Dr of medicine in. Edinburgh to her son, John Irveine of a bond for 1200 merks granted by Sir William Ker of Greenhead, Kt, Bt...
Dates: 1666-1752.

Documents, including bonds and discharges, mainly relating to John Skeyne of Halyards., 1636-1704.

Identifier: Acc.12092/9
Scope and Contents Contains:256. Exchequer receipt to Mr John Skene for the fueduty of the lands and barony of Halzairdis, July 1636, 257. Contract of wodset at Bowdoun 20 December 1639 between Robert Ker called of Mersingtoune, portioner of Bowdoun and Archibald Ruther notary public whereby for £40 Scots Robert Ker wadsets certain lands in Bowdoun to the said Archibald. Witnesses: Adam Hoge servitor to James Wallace, smith in Bowdoun and Nicoll Rem[ield]sone, eldest son to William Rem[ield]sone,...
Dates: 1636-1704.

Documents relating to the civilian works placement completed by James Johnston as part of his practical officer training at Vickers-Armstrong Ltd. , 1963-1964

Identifier: Acc.13818/37
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Major-General James Johnston was born in Edinburgh in August 1939. He was educated at George’s Watson’s College, Welbeck College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, from which he was commissioned in July 1959 into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He underwent postgraduate training at the Royal Military Academy of science and REME Officers School. His training was completed by 1965 and he served several appointments as commanding officer within Germany and the United...
Dates: 1963-1964

Electoral litigation correspondence and papers., 1790-1792, 1806.

Identifier: MS.13363
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The founder of the family was Gilbert Elliot (1651-1718), a younger son of Gavin Elliot of Midlem Mill. Gilbert Elliot was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1688, created a baronet in 1700, and appointed a Lord of Session as Lord Minto in 1705; he acquired the lands of Headshaw in Roxburghshire in 1696, and added Minto to his property in 1703. Sir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Baronet (1693-1766), likewise had a distinguished legal career, becoming a Lord of Session as Lord Minto in 1726, a...
Dates: 1790-1792, 1806.

Estate books, being a number of partly printed bound volumes relating in various ways to the Ellices’ estates in Glengarry and Glenquoich., 1834-1921, undated.

Identifier: MSS.15152-15169
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence and papers relating to politics, especially colonial matters, and to estate and family affairs. Both Edward Ellice and his son were influential Liberal Members of Parliament who owned substantial estates in Scotland, Canada, America and the West Indies.

Dates: 1834-1921, undated.

Informal legal papers of the Ker family, including informations, memoranda and inventories of writs., 1615-1744, undated.

Identifier: MS.5432
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Nisbet papers fall into four groups, belonging respectively to the Nisbets of that Ilk, the original owners of the estate; the Kers (later Carres) of Cavers and West Nisbet; who acquired the estate in 1649; the Chisholmes of that Ilk, connected by marriage to Charles St Clair, 15th Lord Sinclair, who succeeded to the estate some time before 1813; and William Molleson, probably related to the sister of Charles St Clair, de jure 13th Lord Sinclair.

Dates: 1615-1744, undated.

“Instruction concernant le service de I'Infanterie légère en campagne” (Londres, 1801); copy owned by Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Macleod and signed by him on the title page., 1801-[before 1813.]

Identifier: MS.15382
Scope and Contents

The book contains on blank leaves bound in at the back a memorandum (folio 3) and sketches (folios 8 verso, 11 verso, 12 verso) in pencil apparently in Charles Macleod’s hand, and, in another hand in ink, written also on the flyleaves, biographical notes and extracts from printed sources referring to him.

Dates: 1801-[before 1813.]

Legal documents and inventories of writs of the Earls of Callendar and Linlithgow., 1614-1696.

Identifier: MS.9638
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Inventories of writs of Haining and Ballenbreich, circa 1648, of Dunipace and Seabegs, circa 1648, 1654, and of various other properties, 1642-1696 (folio 1);

(ii) Miscellaneous papers and information, 1651-1683, in the lawsuit between the 2nd Earl of Dunfermline and the 1st and 2nd Earls of Callendar (folio 29);

(iii) Informations and legal memoranda, 1614-1696, undated (folio 73).

Dates: 1614-1696.