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Family papers, 1723-1935

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-51/1

Scope and Contents

1 .1: 'Family dates C.K.M. 25.2.1935'. 1 fol.

1.2: 'Chronological table of the family of the Murchisons or as called in Gaelic McColman'. Notebook.

1 .3: 'Notes on Murchison family papers at Hargrave made by A.F.Rowe Aug. 1924'.

1.4: 'List of letters & papers acquired from Haffenden 1921 ...' with correspondence between various lawyers, Dec. 1920 - April 1922. 25 fols.

1.5: 'Incidents in the life of Colonel Donald Murchison'. 7pp, with postcards of his obelisk at Kyle of Lochalsh.

1.6: 'Notes of the most interesting points in the collecting of autographs ...' 4pp. in notebook + 1 loose page. With note on elementary physics, sealed up. With letter from Sotheby's, 23 October 1931, & press cutting, on the sale of a Shelley MS and other autographs.

.2 .1: 'A genealogical account of the Murchisons'. TS, corrected 1925.

2.2: Alexander Matheson of Dornie, Kintail: Ossian's poems translated from the Gaelic, 37pp., and, 'A genealogical account of the Murchisons, 1866'. Foolscap ledger in parcel, with five related letters and a note, 1889-1925. 7 items.

2 .3: 'Tree of the MacGillivrays of Dunmaglas, by the Rev. D. Mackenzie, 1849-1852'. 1 fol.

2 .4: 'Re Alexander Murchison M.D., d. 10 Oct.1845'. TS, 6 fols. Signed: 'CKM 16.ix.35'.

2 .5: Notes on the Murchison papers. MS. 3pp.

2 .6: Pedigree of the Murchisons, by Arthur Rowe, 1924. 6 fols.

3 'The genealogical history of the Fitzgeralds and Mackenzies from ... 1000-1720'. Bound MS, 303pp. Stamp of Roderick F. Murchison. Initialled notes by RFM 1897 and CKM 1931. Loose engraving: 'The costume of the glaciers'.

4 William Buchanan of Auchmar: A historical and genealogical essay upon the family and surname of Buchanan (Glasgow, W. Duncan, 1723). With: A brief inquiry into ... ancient Scotish surnames (Glasgow, W. Duncan, 1723). With folded sheet: The massacre of Glenco (Glasgow, J. Lumsden, 1819). Book label of R. I. Murchison, and MS note referring to Alexander and Kenneth Murchison and John Mackenzie of Lentron, February 1854. The signature 'Donald Murchison' on page six of the second tract. Label on lower cover with note signed: 'Rod. Murchison'. Press cutting obituary of Lady Murchison, 1864.

5 Portrait of lady with two daughters, son, and dog. Eighteenth century tinted print? 20 by 16.5in. [PCD60]


  • Creation: 1723-1935


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1 box 1 folder

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1 folder

Physical Description

1 box 1 folder

Archivist's Note

Grant Buttars 10 November 2009

Repository Details

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