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Papers of James Ferguson, 1801-1837

 Sub-Fonds — Container: CLX-A-351
Identifier: coll-1835/19

Scope and Contents

Various legal documents, including:

In folder and bundle 1:

  1. Papers relating to the affairs between Walter Scott Esq. (father of the novelist) and James Ferguson, 1801-1811

In bundle 2:

  1. Accounts of James Ferguson to the Bank of Scotland for services in connection with various criminal trials for forgery of 'guinea notes', 1805-1807
  2. 'State of intromission of Robert Anderson with the funds of the late Mr Ferguson', June 1840
  3. 'Abstract of Mr Ferguson Settlement', 1837
  4. 'Minutes of Mr Ferguson Trustees', December 1821


  • Creation: 1801-1837


Language of Materials

From the Fonds:

Mostly English, with a few texts in Ancient Greek and Latin in John Urquhart's papers, and in Italian in Signor Ferretti's papers.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, but please contact the repository in advance.


1 folder

2 items (2 bundles)

Custodial History

These legal papers of James Ferguson came into possession of Robert Anderson because his father, William Anderson, had bought a property from James Ferguson. When James Ferguson died, his own uncle Thomas Ferguson became his heir. When in later years Thomas and then his wife died (the latter leaving legacies to Robert Anderson and three of his children), Robert acted as chief executor for both of them.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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