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Papers of Sir William Turner and family

Identifier: Coll-1937

Scope and Contents

This fonds consists mostly of certificates, diplomas, letters, and official documents related to Sir William Turner (1832-1916), to his son William Aldren Turner (1864-1945), and his grandson John William Aldren Turner (1911-1980). It also includes documents related to John Aymers MacDougall (1844-1928), and a significant number of family photographs which seemingly belonged to Arthur Patrick Logan Turner (fl 1940s-1970s).


  • 1850s-1970s

Language of Materials

Mostly english, with some material in Latin, German, French, and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.


0.6 linear metre (2 standard-size boxes and one outsize box.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2017. Accession no SC-Acc-2017-0253.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in October-December 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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