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Papers of Donald Grant Moir

Identifier: Coll-793

Scope and Contents

The manuscript material is composed of files of research including: travel in medieval Scotland; travel pre-1600; royal pilgrimages; pilgrims and hospitals; 16th century travellers; roads; bridges; ferries; early maps; James VI visit; coaching and stage-coaches; turnpike roads; 17th and 18th century travellers; mountains; Wade and Highland roads; 19th century travellers; mail coaches; smacks and steamers; and, railways.


  • 1950-1965

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Donald Grant Moir was born in 1902. He wroteScottish hill tracks(1975) andPentland walks: their literary and historical associations(1977) for Bartholomew, and he was the editor ofThe early maps of Scotland, to 1850(1983) published by a Committee of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He had also been interested in the history of travel and transport in Scotland, and had planned to publish an important work on the subject. Donald Grant Moir died in 1986.


2 boxes.

Physical Location

MSS 2801-2801

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no. E87.76.
Material received from Mrs. Moir, Edinburgh, and Dr. Owen Silver, St. Andrews, July 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.
Papers of Donald Grant Moir (1902-1986)

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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