Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Historical Manuscripts Commission

Major accessions to repositories in 2001 relating to Scottish History. These would have expanded over the past three years


Aberdeen City Archives
Frederick Martin (1882-1950) MP and journalist: family papers, newspaper cuttings and photographs c1900-50, (Accession 433)
Sir David Stewart, Lord Provost of Aberdeen (addnl): corresp, newspaper cuttings, photographs and family papers 1835-1977 (Accession 439)
Duncan & Munro, architects, Turriff: drawings, specifications and schedules, contract books and ledger c1860-1975 (Accession 456)
Edmonds & Ledingham, advocates, Aberdeen: legal, financial and clients’ papers 1832-1962 (Accession 457)
Macqueen & Findlater, advocates, Aberdeen: financial records, trust and clients’ papers 1866-1971 (Accession 414)
McCombie & Mennie, architects, Inverurie: financial records, job register and job files, drawings registers and drawings 1949-2000 (Accession 526)
George Bennett Mitchell & Son, architects, Aberdeen (addnl): drawings, specifications and schedules, contract books, customer accounts, cash book 1897-1939 (Accession 455)
WJC Reed & Sons, solicitors, Laurencekirk: Laurencekirk burgh records, burial records and clients’ papers 1831-1975 (Accession 527)
Aberdeen City Labour Party: minutes, accounts and attendance registers 1939-96 (Accession 412)
Aberdeen Endowments Trust (addnl): minutes, corresp files, estate papers, plans c1900-90 (Accessions 447, 448, 464)
Aberdeen Presbytery (addnl): benefice registers, sederunt book, register of widows and orphans, confession of faith and formula register 1720-1911 (Accession 474)
Buchan Field Club (addnl): minutes, accounts and corresp 1949-92 (Accession 476)
Grampian Police: records of predecessor constabularies incl minute and letter books, general order books, court registers, registers of convicts 1831-1976 (Accession 449)
Langstane Church of Scotland, Aberdeen (addnl): minutes, financial records, legal papers, newsletters c1890-1999 (Accessions 518, 520)
National Association of Local Government Officers, Aberdeen branch: 1940-57 (Accession 424)
Society of Advocates in Aberdeen: minute books, financial records, letter books, registers of members, cartularies, title deeds, maps and plans, antiquarian and genealogical collections 1598-1983 (Accession 528)
Soroptimist International of Aberdeen: minutes and scrapbook 1929-98 (Accession 462)
St Congan’s Episcopal Church, Turriff: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials 1776-1895 and St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Cuminestown: register of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials 1881-1991 (Accession 522)
Workers Educational Association, North of Scotland district (addnl): minutes and agendas 1977-78 (Accession 475)
Angus Archives
William D Bernard, organist: music composed by him, scrolls etc 20th cent (MS 709)
Alliance Assurance Co Ltd: register of fire policies issued through Montrose agency 1885-86; Lancashire Insurance Co: policy book of Montrose branch 1885-1902 (MS 725)
John Lindsay & Son, builders merchants, Montrose: records (MS 704)
Wilkie & Dundas, solicitors, Kirriemuir: letter books, trust papers and plans 18th-20th cent (MS 720)
Angus Trades Council: minute book 1969-77 (MS 695)
Arbroath Comfort Committee: records c1939-45 (MS 708)
Arbroath Football Club: letter books 1932-41 (MS 711)
Dundee & Arbroath Railway: papers (1 box) (MS 718)
Ferryden Coronation Day Committee minute book (MS 263)
Ferryden Senior School: admission register, log book, cleansing register 1919-81 (ACC)
Forfar and District Master Butchers’ Association: minute book, cash book (MS 700)
Guildry of Brechin: roll of members 1629-1999 (MS 585)
Oathlaw Parish Library register c1885-1919 (MS 723)
Royal National Lifeboat Institution: Montrose branch: records 1855-1970 (MS 713)
Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust, Angus collection: records 1997-2000 (MS 696)
St Vigeans School, Arbroath: admissions register, log books, PTA minute book 1884-1988 (ACC6/179)
Stracathro Hospital Nurses League: records (MS 726)
Ayrshire Archives
Loudoun estate: letter books, cash books etc 1857-1933 (Acc 681)
James Lowdon, chief constable of Ayr: corresp, memoirs and evidence taken in burgh police cases c1900-48 (Acc 661)
Andrew Murray, mason, Girvan: account book rel to construction of Stinchar Bridge, Colmonell 1867-68 (Acc 702)
John L Yule, architect, Irvine: plans and corresp rel to Trinity United Free Church, Irvine 1913-15 (Acc 689)
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon: plans and drawings c1913-95 (Acc 612)
Robert Forrest Ltd, grocers, Ayr: financial records 1828-1915 (Acc 704)
Irvine Municipal Bank Ltd (addnl): minutes, registers of directors, shareholders etc 1920-57 (Acc 625)
Ardrossan Police Commissioners: cash book 1881-86 (Acc 595)
Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston Merchants Association (addnl): minute book 1895-1911 (Acc 590)
Ayr Free Church of Scotland Presbytery: records 1843-1900 (Acc 710)
Ayr Original Secession Church Presbytery: records 1821-1942 (Acc 709)
Ayr shipping registers 1835-94 (Acc 627)
Ayr United Free Church Presbytery: records 1883-1929 (Acc 711)
Ayrshire Association of Burns’ Clubs: minute books, bills, corresp etc c1926-96 (Acc 614)
Ayrshire Labour College: minute book 1947-53 (Acc 592)
Ayrshire militia: enrolment records rel to Royal Navy recruitment 1795-96 (Acc 673)
Evangelical Union Independent Church, Saltcoats (addnl): minutes, accounts and legal papers 1862-1911 (Acc 629)
Morison Church, Ayr: minutes, deeds and contracts rel to church building 1881-1954 (Acc 628, 634)
Prestwick 14th Ayrshire Scouts: records incl log books, minutes of court of honour, patrol and information books 1939-78 (Acc 609, 699)
Royal Burgh of Ayr: records incl charters, court and council records, craft and guildry, court books of the barony of Alloway 1492-1753, police records 1205-1914 (Acc 613, 616)
Saltcoats Literary and Debating Society (addnl): cash book 1912-45 (Acc 647)
Saltcoats Town Council Labour Group: minute books 1961-75 (Acc 591)
Straiton Primary School: log books, attendance and admittance registers 1874-1919 (Acc 596)
Tarbolton Farmers Society: minute book 1894-1982 (Acc 562)
Tarbolton Free Church: minutes, communion rolls, accounts, baptismal register 1844-1902 (Acc 708)
Tarbolton Parish Church: kirk session records 1792-1909 (Acc 707)
Tarbolton United Presbyterian Church: records 1778-1943 (Acc 706)
Dumfries and Galloway Archives
William Campbell, Carsphairn: letters from his sons John, a medical student and James, a divinity student touring Europe as a tutor 1812-17 (GGD469)
John McKaig, grocer, Dumfries: trust papers of McKaig and his descendants 1837-1929 (GGD467)
Mrs Marion Jessie McMurdo of Cargenholm: trust and executry papers 1861-1910 (GGD466)
Alexander Newall, granite worker, Dalbeattie: trust and executry papers 1836-82 (GGD468)
James Wilson, Glencaple: wildfowling memoirs 1885-1946 (GGD484)
Dumfries Cemetery Co: cash book, share transfers, bills and papers 1892-1930 (GGD479)
James Halliday & Sons, builders and valuers, Dumfries: notebook, bills, statements of rents collected 1933-50 (GGD435)
Innerwell Fishery, Garlieston: reports, statistics and corresp rel to Solway salmon fishing 1961-92 (GGD487)
John Laing & Co, boot and shoe merchants, Carlisle and Dumfries: stock books, balance sheets, accounts and executry papers 1881-1919 (GGD471)
Old Friar’s Vault public house, Dumfries: titles and inventories 1753-1993 (GGD486)
Dundee City Archives
AY Barrie, chemist, Dundee: prescription books, registers of cocaine, heroin and morphine, formula books, accounts 1905-91
Derrick Ernest Hoare, lecturer in physical chemistry: circulars, reports and training material rel to civil defence 1957-91
John Ogilvie, writer, Dundee: protest book containing depositions by masters of vessels whose cargo was detained 1798-1801
Paul Rhodes: historical notes rel to the early years of the Shipbuilding & Allied Industries Management Association 1975-79, compiled 2000
Edinburgh Fund Managers plc (addnl): records of predecessor Dundee-based investment trusts c1905-92 incl Dundee & London Investment Trust Ltd minutes 1927-83
Gourlay Brothers & Co (Dundee) Ltd, shipbuilders and engineers (addnl): ships’ particulars books (3 vols) 1855-1904
South Mills Ltd, flax spinners: directors’ minutes and reports, private ledger, corresp 1911-72
Dundee Business Club: minutes, accounts, membership records, corresp 1946-2001
St Peter’s Free Church, Dundee: minutes, accounts, communion rolls, papers c1850-1996
Edinburgh City Archives
Mrs E Mackenzie: papers rel to the Labour Party and Edinburgh Town Council 1953-73 (Acc 559)
Tom Whittingham-Brown (1915-83), schoolmaster: notebooks rel to his time as an assistant scout master at Barnton, Edinburgh c1939 (Acc 568)
Bovril Ltd, food specialists, Edinburgh (addnl): letters, advertisements and photographs rel to Bovril and Hugh Lawson Johnston c1891-1935 (Acc 587)
Duncan, Flockhart & Co Ltd, manufacturing chemists, Edinburgh: prescription books c1920-29; formulary for preparations for T & H Smith Ltd, manufacturing chemists, Glasgow c1930 (Acc 589)
Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield (addnl): financial and administrative records incl minutes and agreements rel to local ecumenical project 1911-99 (Acc 590)
Cramond, Corstorphine and Ratho School Management Committee minutes 1919-47 (Acc 585)
Edinburgh City Mission: police court missionary notebooks incl details of anonymous cases 1927-48 (Acc 560)
Edinburgh District Sick Nursing Home: minutes and accounts 1908-50 (Acc 573)
Edinburgh Southern Harriers (addnl): membership and results books c1940-90 (Acc 578)
Edinburgh Welsh Society: records incl minutes, register of members, secretary’s corresp 1937-2001 (Acc 569)
Incorporation of Weavers of Edinburgh: minute and cash books 1654-1934 (Acc 572)
Merchant Company of Edinburgh: records rel to membership, charitable and educational functions and to property 1699-1993 (Acc 580)
Mortonhall Golf Club, Edinburgh: minute books 1892-1950 (Acc 588)
Portobello Town Council: account book 1833-57 (Acc 576)
Falkirk Museums History Research Centre (Falkirk Archives)
Vale Board Mills Ltd, paper manufacturers, Denny (addnl): records (A1280)
Bothkennar Parish Church: kirk session minutes, baptismal and communicants rolls, proclamations registers 1863-1959 (A1222)
Carron Primary School: log book and admission registers 1901-89 (A1290)
Falkirk and District Electrical Society: minutes, financial records, corresp, syllabuses 1931-75 (A1262)
Falkirk and Larbert Water Trust: letter books, cash books, ledgers 1896-1921 (A1263)
Falkirk Post Office: letter book 1851-79 (A1287)
Larbert Piping Society: minute books, cash book, corresp and membership cards 1976-80 (A1309)
Maddiston Quarry: records 19th cent (A1255)
Mid-Scotland Water Board: ledgers 1970-74 (A1265)
National and Local Government Officers Association, Falkirk and Grangemouth branch: minutes 1958-77 (A1254)
Stirlingshire and Falkirk Water Board: letter books, cash books, ledgers1921-67 (A1264)
Highland Council Archive
Charles C Bagnall collection of Jacobite movement papers c1890-1953
Caledonian Canal Co, Inverness: records incl minutes, corresp, reports, accounts, plans and drawings 1805-1975 (HCA/D655)
Pharmacy, Nairn: prescription books 1898-1916 (HCA/D612)
Deer Commission for Scotland: census maps of red deer counts 1961-2000 (HCA/D643)
Liverpool Record Office
St Andrew’s Church of Scotland, Liverpool: photographs and historical notes (Acc. 5486)
North Lanarkshire Archives
James Davidson & Son, architects, Coatbridge: contract files and architectural drawings c1879-1990
Thomas Hudson & Co Ltd, boilermakers, Coatbridge (addnl): records c1880-1986
Coatbridge Art Guild: records c1965-95
Nottinghamshire Archives
Nottinghamshire Scottish Association: records 20th cent (DD 2352)
Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre
Father Charles Balic (1899-1977): MS notes on a journey to the ‘birthplace’ of Blessed John Duns Scotus c1950 (SBA/145)
John Ballantyne (1815-97), portrait and genre painter: MS memoirs ‘Sketch of the life of a painter’ and ‘The artists I have met’ (SBA/144)
Miss J Scott, Melrose: papers rel to her time as a lady’s maid c1950-89 (SBA/163)
Walter Thomson (b 1913), journalist: rugby notebooks, press cuttings etc (SBA/156)
Cranshaws Parish Church visitors book (SBA/161)
Philiphaugh House: library catalogue, with annotations 1906 (SBA/152)
Police complaints books for Galashiels (65 vols) and Hawick (39 vols) (SBA/139-40)
Scottish Borders Memory Bank: interview transcipts, discs, videos etc (SBA/158)
Stow Reading Room and Library: minute book (SBA/159)
Stirling Council Archives Services
Stirling Hotels Ltd: minute books 1917-31
Coalsnaughton church: records 1867-1994
Dunblane Rovers Football Club: minutes 1922-34
Sauchie Parish Church: records 1840-1990
Stirling Weavers, Hammermens and Shoemakers incorporations (addnl): records
Surrey History Centre
Woking and District Scottish Society: records 1965-90 (7007)
West Lothian Archives and Records Management Service
Miscellaneous legal documents rel to Linlithgow 1687-1850
West Lothian County Council water plans and minutes 1866-1975

National Archives of Scotland
Caw family in Crieff: papers 1692-1902 (GD1/1288)
Lindsay family, baronets, of Dowhill (addnl): papers incl those of Sir Martin Lindsay MP, family corresp of William Lindsay and papers rel to Herwald Wake at Arrah during the Indian Mutiny 19th cent-2001 (GD254)
P H R Mackay, vicar: papers on the parish of Torphichen and Sprot and Mackay families 1707-1984 (GD 483)
D D Mitchell, vicar: reminiscences of work in Orkney, France, Belgium and Germany 1941-45 (GD1/1282)
Arthur Woodburn, MP and Secretary of State for Scotland: minutes and papers rel to the National Expenditure Select Committee’s sub-committee on finance and establishments 1941-45 (GD1/1275)
Caledonian Railway, Glasgow (addnl): agreements 1857-1922 (BR/CAL)
Argyll Commissioners of Supply: papers 1658-1818 (SC54)
Customs and Excise Outport (addnl): records 1707-1987 (CE)
Girthon Kirk Session: minutes 1694-1702 (CH2/1526)
Innerleithen poll tax returns 1694 (E70)
Inveraray Sheriff Court (addnl): records 1610-1825 (SC54)
Lochcraig Kirk Session: baptismal register 1843-1926 (CH2/1407)
Moffat Kirk Session: records 1749-1986 (CH2/1523)
Scoonie Kirk Session: records 1814-1952 (CH2/326)
Scottish Constitutional Convention: records 1989-96 (GD489)
South Knapdale Kirk Session: stipend account book 1793-1804 (CH2/866)
St Margarets United Free Church, Dunfermline: register of baptisms, marriages and deaths 1825-50 (CH3/1232)
St Nicholas Kirk Session, Lanark: records 1699-1991 (CH2/1529)
Torphichen Kirk Session: baptisms, mortcloth and marriages register 1673-1714 (CH2/503)
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
Jannetta family, St Andrews: corresp and papers rel to wartime detentions and deportations 1940-45 (Acc 12029)
Alexander Ballantyne, printer and publisher and Robert Michael Ballantyne, children’s author: corresp and papers 1801-65 (Acc 11961)
George Blake (1893-1961), novelist: literary and personal corresp and papers, incl diary of a visit to the USA 1930 (Acc 11930)
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton (b 1942), historian and politician: corresp and research papers 1970-2000 (Acc 12032)
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville and Robert Saunders- Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville: prosecution case papers rel to impeachment of 1st Viscount 1806; corresp, mostly on Indian affairs 1790-1838 (Acc 11974, 12001)
Edward Dwelly (1864-1939), Gaelic lexicographer: family and personal papers, mostly rel to his dictionary work 1864-1994 (Acc 12052)
Robert di Falco, St Andrews: field diary, memoir and papers rel to his service in the Italian Army 1918-19 (Acc 12028)
Isobel Field, nee Osbourne, step-daughter of Robert Louis Stevenson: letters to Charles Paine 1836-48 (Acc 12014)
Ronald Frame, author and playwright: literary papers 1983-2001 (Acc 12045)
Sir Robert Grieve, planner (addnl): corresp and papers c1960-88 (Acc 12049)
Mollie Hunter, author (addnl): corresp and literary papers 1958-2000 (Acc 11993)
Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart, diplomatist and writer: Russian documents collected while vice-consul in Moscow 1915-17 (Acc 11970)
Sorley Maclean, poet (addnl): notes, corresp and literary papers c1931-90 (Acc 12022)
Gavin Maxwell, writer and conservationist: letters to RJG Payne 1947-68 (Acc 11998)
Neil Munro, author and journalist: letters (12) to John Macleay 1896-1908 (Acc 11973)
William Newman, private, 3rd Foot Guards: journal of experiences in Egypt, Germany and Denmark 1800-09 (Acc 12054)
Mungo Park, physician and explorer: personal and family corresp 1801-55 (Acc 12055)
David Roberts, painter (addnl): 12 drawings for his projected ‘The Antiquities of Scotland’ 1831 (Acc 11990)
William Sharp (1855-1905) author and poet: collection of letters, mostly to John Macleay but incl one to WB Yeats 1896-1903 (Acc 11972)
Chapman, literary magazine, Edinburgh (addnl): editorial corresp and papers 1989-91 (Acc 11978)
Clan Mackay Society: corresp and research files of the clan historians c1887-1977 (Acc 11994)
Jubilee 2000, Scotland, campaign to cancel Third World debt: corresp and papers 1999-2000 (Acc 11942)
Saltire Society, Edinburgh (addnl): papers 1982-2000 (Acc 11991)
Scottish National Dictionary Association, Edinburgh (addnl): papers 1989-95 (Acc 11936)
Scottish National Party: committee, council and conference minutes and head office corresp 1964-95 (Acc 11987)
South Edinburgh Liberal Association (addnl): records incl minutes 1924-71 (Acc 12038)

NHS Greater Glasgow Archives
William Llywelyn Parry-Jones (b 1935), child and adolescent psychiatrist: papers rel to research, training and health service administration in Britain and the Balkans (HB105)
Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital (addnl): records rel to training of midwives and nurses and Staff Association minutes 20th cent (HB45)
Leverndale Mental Hospital, Glasgow (addnl): clinical records c1930-49 (HB24)
NHS Greater Glasgow (formerly Greater Glasgow Health Board): board and committee minutes, subject files, reports etc 1964-98 (HB55)
Western Infirmary, Glasgow (addnl): records incl register of VD patients, records of residents’ club, Glasgow Voluntary Association for Welfare of Handicapped Persons minute book 1895-1984 (HB6)
Scottish Catholic Archives
Catholic Media Office, Glasgow: records
Jubilee 2000, Scotland: records

Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives
Innes family of Learney: papers c1750-1920 (MS 3667)
David Cairns (1904-92), professor of practical theology, Christ’s College, Aberdeen (addnl): poems (1 vol) (MS 3653)
Hans Kosterlitz (1903-96), pharmacologist: papers (75 boxes) (MS 3682)
Leslie John Macfarlane (b 1924): papers rel to William Elphinstone, the history of Aberdeen University and Macfarlane’s teaching there c1953-2001 (MS 3664)
William Shand of The Burn: corresp and papers, mainly rel to Jamaican estates, accounts, charter parties and slave lists 1814-35 (MS 3652)
Margaret Winefride Simpson: MS of ‘The Wind’s Heart’, poems translated from the Gaelic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German (MS 3659)
William Robertson Smith (1846-94), theologian and semitic scholar: student notebooks with pasted-in newscuttings rel to his trial before Aberdeen Free Church Presbytery 1879-81, with other material (9 boxes) (MS 3674)
John Speirs(1907-79), lecturer and author on Scottish and English literature: papers incl corresp from FR Leavis (MS 3655)
Aberdeen Free Church College (later Christ’s College, Aberdeen): letters and vouchers 19th cent (MS 3661)
Christ’s College, Aberdeen: minutes of the financial board 1869-1981, administrative papers c1935-75 (MS 3675)
Dundee University Archives
Don & Low Ltd, jute and flax spinners and manufacturers, Dundee and Forfar (addnl): papers, photographs, new cuttings, printed material incl associated companies 20th cent
Low & Bonar Ltd, jute and flax goods manufacturers, Dundee (addnl): records incl those of British and Canadian subsidiaries 1911-93
Abertay Historical Society (addnl): minutes, secretary’s files, corresp and papers 1971-2000
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (addnl): records incl corresp, printed material and files rel to merger with Dundee University 20th cent
King’s Cross Hospital, Dundee: administrative and financial records, admission registers and infectious disease records 20th cent
Royal Asylum of Montrose: minutes, financial records, admission registers, case books, reports, photograph albums 1797-1973
St Ternan’s Episcopal Church, Muchalls: general register of baptisms, marriages, burials etc 1727-1885
Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Richard Bright (1789-1858), physician and James Franck Bright (1832-1920), master of University College, Oxford: letters to them (c170) c1850-1910 (E2001.13)
Christopher Murray Grieve (1892-1978), poet as Hugh MacDiarmid: letters and poems (65 items) (E2001.33-34)
Andrew Lang (1844-1912), historian: papers incl material rel to George Dempster of Dunnichen (E2001.30)
Sir Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940), musician: papers and collections (transferred from Reid Music Library) (E.2001.37)
William Price Turner (b 1927), poet: letters (17) to him (E2001.20)
Campbell & Campbell, solicitors, Edinburgh: papers incl conveyancing corresp 19th-20th cent (E2001.17, 26)
English Association, Scottish branch: minutes 1912-45 (E.2001.05)
Glasgow University Archive Services
Sir John Brown (1901-2000), deputy chairman of John Brown & Co Ltd, shipbuilders: papers c1870-1999 (Acc 2134)
Robert Spears, university librarian: papers 1868-78 (Acc 2032)
George Thomson, lecturer in chemistry (addnl): corresp and papers 1855-1958 (DC95)
James Finlay & Co Ltd, tea planters, cotton mfrs and East India merchants (addnl): records c1890-1979 (UGD91)
RY Pickering & Co Ltd, rolling stock mfrs, Wishaw (addnl): glass negatives, plans c1890-1914, c1950-59 (UGD12)
Shaw & McInnes Ltd, cast iron pipe founders, Glasgow: minutes, financial records, corresp, photographs c1930-2000 (Acc 2033)
Simpson-Lawrence Ltd, marine equipment mfrs, Glasgow: financial records, catalogues 1894-1990 (Acc 2050)
Universities and Colleges Admission Service, Scottish office: minutes for Scottish University Entrance Board, Scottish Council for the Validation of Courses and Scottish Universities Council on Entrance 1919-94 (UGC23)
Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
Sir Denis William Brogan (1900-74) historian and political scientist: letters and papers rel to gifts to Glasgow University Library (MS Gen)
John Durkan (b 1914) historian: papers rel to publication of his bibliography of George Buchanan (MS Gen 1711)
James Cromarty Smith, Church of Scotland minister: lecture notebooks 1921-38 (MS Gen 917)
Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow (addnl): papers 1992-93 (STA)
Glasgow Bibliographical Society (addnl): papers 20th cent (MS Gen)

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