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Parliamentary papers.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Collective term for various documents presented to the House of Parliament. These consist of annual reports from government departments, or of organizations created by an Act of Parliament, regulations made by any Minister of the Crown under the authority of an Act of Parliament, and miscellaneous letters, typescripts and photocopies of documents presented by members with the House’s permission during the course of debates or other proceedings in the House.

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

4th Marquess of Tweeddale papers., 1716-1761, undated.

Identifier: Ch.10951-10960
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Papers deemed unsuitable for inclusion in the MS. bound series.

Dates: 1716-1761, undated.

Correspondence and papers, chiefly diplomatic, of the Honourable Sir Henry George Elliot (1817-1907), 2nd son of the 2nd Earl of Minto., 1822-1884.

Identifier: MSS.13060-13088
Scope and Contents

The papers chiefly concern Sir Henry George Elliot’s career as ambassador at Constantinople and Vienna in the years 1867-1884.

Dates: 1822-1884.

Correspondence and papers of the Honourable Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot and his family.

Identifier: MSS.19420-19571
Scope and Contents Arthur Elliot was the second son of the 3rd Earl of Minto and his papers form a valuable supplement to the Minto collection. Included here are papers of Sir Thomas Frederick Elliot, Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Emma, Lady Hislop, the grandmother of Arthur Elliot. Particularly well represented is Elliot's mother, Nina, Countess of Minto, her papers being especially rich in her correspondence and literary manuscripts. As an active Member of Parliament over a period of...
Dates: 1828-1956, undated.

Correspondence and papers relating to the political career and parliamentary affairs of John Mackintosh., 1956-1978, undated.

Identifier: Acc.13476/70-206
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: John Pitcairn Mackintosh (1929-1978) was a political scientist, professor of Politics at Edinburgh University and a Labour MP for Berwick and East Lothian (1966-1974, 1974-1978). He was pro-Europeist and pro-devolutionist and campaigned in favour of a yes vote during the 1979 Referendum on a Scottish Aseembly.The material consists of the personal and academic papers detailing Mackintosh’s political and academic career. The papers document his many academic ventures including his...
Dates: 1956-1978, undated.

Manuscript concerning Hindu infanticide, containing the Parliamentary paper ‘Copy of all correspondence which has taken place on the subject of Hindoo infanticide ... 1789-1820’, together with copy official correspondence on the same subject passing between Alexander Walker, James Carnac, Francis Warden, and others., 1816-1827.

Identifier: MS.13898
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: 1816-1827.

Miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to lands and families of the north-east of Scotland, and to Scottish history more generally, collected by William Rose., Late 17th century-18th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.49.7.12
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Notes on Scottish history to 1660 under the following heads: ‘Of the Name Cl[i]m[ate] Dimension Division Air Soil Commodities Moneys Weights Measures and Buildings in Scotland`; `Of Succession of The nixt heirs to the Crown of Scotland`; `Of The manner of The Creating of the Nobility and Broughs of Scotland`; `Concerning The Ecclesiastical government of The Church`; `The Presbytries in Scotland`; `Of The Universities in Scotland`; `Writers of The...
Dates: Late 17th century-18th century.

Official papers of the family of Erskine of Alva., 1583-1825.

Identifier: MSS.5127-5135
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The papers are chiefly of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

For a genealogical tree of the Erskine family, see MS.5115.

Dates: 1583-1825.

Papers concerning the Melgund estate., 1710-1807.

Identifier: MS.13290
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) papers in the dispute between George Jarron in Crosstown of Aberlemno and Sir Gilbert Elliot (later 1st Earl of Minto), concerning compensation for building a house at Crosstown, 1769, 1788-1790 (folio 1); (ii) Copy of the deed of entail of the lands of Melgund, 1710, with various subsequent papers, 1792-1807, including the Act of Parliament of 1792 permitting the sale of parts of the estate (folio 93).

Dates: 1710-1807.

Papers of Sir Charles Elliot concerning slavery., ?1831-?1833.

Identifier: MS.21220
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: (i) Paper, ?1831-2, reviewing the slavery question and recommending a somewhat circumscribed freedom for slaves (folio 1); (ii) Parliamentary Paper, ?1833, annotated by Sir Charles Elliot, inquiring into the slavery question (folio 54).

Dates: ?1831-?1833.

Papers of the 2nd Earl of Minto on proposed Scottish Reform Act Amendment-Bills., 1835, 1852.

Identifier: MS.12145
Scope and Contents From the Series: Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound (1782-1859) was styled Viscount Melgund from 1813 and succeeded as Earl of Minto in 1814. He was Member of Parliament for Ashburton, 1806-1807, and for Roxburghshire, 1812-1814; and served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the King of Prussia 1832-1834, First Lord of the Admiralty, 1835-1841, Lord Privy Seal, 1846-1852, and on a special mission to Switzerland and the states of Italy, 1847-1848. The papers reflect fully the 2nd Earl's...
Dates: 1835, 1852.

Parliamentary and other printed papers relating to the work of the Bible Board for Scotland., 1832-1880.

Identifier: Acc.11182/28-35
Scope and Contents

A series mostly of printed parliamentary papers forming part of the archive and all relating to the work of the Bible Board for Scotland.

Dates: 1832-1880.