Papers of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and his Family
Scope and Contents
- Family papers
- Papers of Kenneth Murchison
- Papers of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
- Creation: 1771-1935
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Conditions Governing Access
This material is unrestricted.
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Director of Collections. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
Biographical / Historical
Kenneth Murchison (1751-1796) purchased the estate of Tarradale, Ross and Cromarty, shortly after his return to Scotland from India, where he had served as a surgeon at Calcutta. He married Barbara Mackenzie in 1790. Their son Roderick (later Sir) was born in 1792. Kenneth died when his son was still an infant. Roderick married Charlotte Hougin
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bulk of collection purchased from Sothebys, 1979: Accession E.80.48. Coll-51/3/1 purchased from Stride and Son (Lot 186), 1983: Accession E.83.60.
No known appraisal of this material has been carried out since it was received.
No accruals expected but acquisition of other Murchison material fits with collecting policy.
Existence and Location of Copies
No known copies.
Stafford, Robert A, Scientist of Empire, Sir Roderick Murchison, scientific exploration and Victorian imperialism, ( Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989)
Grant Buttars 10 November 2009
- Papers of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and family
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