Correspondence, diaries, legal documents, inventories, student notes, sermons, and business accounts relating to the members of the Anderson, Urquhart, and Graham families (all related). The material covers the 18th and 19th centuries and relates to subjects as varied as ironmongery, sea travel, study of humanities in the 1820s, preaching and sermons, school teaching, etc. This collection provides an excellent insight into the daily life in Edinburgh in the late 1700s and in the 1800s.
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.
Biographical / Historical
The members of the Anderson, Graham, and Urquhart families represented in this collection were all part of the same family tree and were connected by blood relationship, marriage, partnership and friendship. Many of them were born and lived in Edinburgh. Amongst them were ironmongers and businessmen, a surgeon, travellers, preachers, a theologian, school teachers, students, etc. More detailed biographical information on each individual can be found in their own agent record.
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Papers of the Anderson, Urquhart and Graham Families. Edinburgh University Library Special Collections. http://lac-archives-live.is.ed.ac.uk:8081/repositories/2/resources/86622 Accessed January 17, 2021.