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Personal papers, 1804-1870

Identifier: Coll-51/3/2

Scope and Contents

1 Various documents on John Murchison, Col. Donald Murchison, the Glenshiel Affair, Gaelic songs, and monument to D.M.

2 Various documents re Tarradale, c.1810-1820.

3 Various documents re Tarradale, c.1812-1815.

4 Various documents re Tarradale, July 1815.

5 Various documents re Col. RM.McGregor's estate, 1831-1836.

6 Various documents re McGregor, Massie, etc., 1811-1850.

7 Small notebook labelled: 'Early memoranda of old war from 1807 to 1815'.

8 Small notebook dated 1808. Daily marches and actions in campaign: Badajoz, Coruna, Madrid, etc.

9 Account book, 1809-1814: at one end 1809-1812 as A.D.C. to General Mackenzie; at other end, house and stable expenses in Ireland and England.

10 Account book, Rome, October 1817 - September 1818.

11 .1: 'Souvenirs de la chasse a Melton', 1822. Notebook.

11.2: The Raby Hunt, Bedale Club ..., 31 October 1816. Printed broadsheet.

11 .3: Rules for the Sedgefield Meeting of the Lambton Hunt. Pr. Stockton, January 1815.

11 .4: 'List of men at Melton, 1822'.

11 .5: 'Horse account, 1821'.

12 'Melton operations l821'. 4to, bound.

13 .1: Smith (J.E.), Compendium florae Britannicae, 3rd ed. (London, 1818). Interleaved, with MS notes, 'R.I. Murchison, 1823'.

13 .2: 'List of trees fit for a lawn'. 8pp. Folded MS, foolscap, inserted in the above.

.14 Diary, 1 January - 14 February 1825 in Dunn's Law and Commercial Remembrancer.

.15 Notebook (in wallet). MS, in pencil. Leipzig, 17 April 1841. Not all in R.I.M.'s hand.

.16 Punch's Pocket Book 1845. Printed. With miscellaneous MS notes.

.17 Lett's Diary, 1848, with entries for February and March.

.18 Passport, 1847-1862.

.19 Notebook: 'Notes taken from the Principles & Practice of Agriculture, by Robert Forsyth Esq.' [1804.]

.20 Notebook, lacking most pages. Remaining folios have note on 'Strata of Tilgate Forest'.

.21 Memoranda and sketches of scenery and rock formations. Loose sheets within boards.

.22 Medal in box: British Association Meeting at Cheltenham, 6 August 1856. G.C.B.Daubeny, President.

.23 Medal in box: Sir Roderick I. Murchison, 1866. Siluria.

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  • Creation: 1804-1870


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Biographical / Historical

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison succeeded to his father's estate of Tarradale. His mother remarried Colonel Robert Murray McGregor (died 1831) in 1798, who had property at Hurworth, Co Durham.


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