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Letters sent to Smith and Robson, Kelso solicitors. 1795 to 1857, including one relating to Australia and another to Tasmania, 1795-1857

Identifier: Coll-1383/4/14

Scope and Contents

Twelve letters relating to civil and criminal cases, police investigations, from 1795 to 1857.

  1. Letter from complainant in Coldstream, 1849, relating to vicious dog being left out late at night
  2. Letter of 1853 relating to loan enquiry for purchasing land in Ireland, and son's interest in travelling to Australia
  3. August 1857, relating to police capturing felon named 'Thomson' in Kelso
  4. 1853 letter from Highland and Agriculural Society of Scotland asking for details of occupants of land in the parish
  5. April 1795, letter relating to unpaid debt and being banished from the county for 14 years by Lady Hamilton
  6. December 1805, letter signed by James Jossie - difficult to read
  7. Jedburgh, April 7- 1831, letter asking for description of 'Locu Delicte' in Fairbairn case
  8. Letter relating to a contested will
  9. Letter relating to a theft, 1811
  10. Letter relating to violent assault on a schoolboy by John Hindmarch and John Smith
  11. Undated letter, relating to Police search for man who seems to have fled and boarded vessel bound for an Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
  12. Letter of 1832, relating to defence of two 'industrious and sober' construction workers


  • Creation: 1795-1857

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