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Papers of Major Gordon Cochrane Home

Identifier: Coll-818

Scope and Contents

This largely unsorted collection is composed of: 2 boxes of circa 100 letters from publishers and others, newspaper clippings and other printed matter much of which is about Cyprus, notes, and accounts from the Westminster Bank; and, some 14 bundles of general and private correspondence, and a bundle of 14 diaries up to 1960.


  • Creation: 1900-1965

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Conditions Governing Access

Generally open, but some of the material has not been rehoused yet and therefore is not suitable for consultation in the reading room. Please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

The author and artist Gordon Cochrane Home was born in London on 25 July 1878. He was a magazine page editor at the Morning herald 1900, art editor of The tatler 1901, and art editor of The king 1902-1903. Home was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He was a Major in the Royal Army Service Corps, 1914-1920, and served in France and North Africa. He travelled much in North Africa and throughout the then British Empire and later Commonwealth. His published work includes Farnham and its surroundings (1900), The motor routes of England (1909), The motor routes of France (1910), Through Yorkshire (1922), Roman London (1926), Old London Bridge (1931), York Minster (1936) and Cyprus then and now (1960). Gordon Cochrane Home died in 1969.


2 boxes, 14 bundles correspondence, 1 bundle of 11 diaries (1 linear metre unsorted material)

Physical Location

Gen 1817

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Papers of Major Gordon Cochrane Home (1878-1969)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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