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Papers of the Balfour-Melville family

Identifier: Coll-1934

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Papers of four members of the Balfour-Melville family: Evan Whyte Melville Balfour-Melville, James Balfour-Melville of Strathkinness, John Whyte-Melville of Strathkinness, and Mary Louisa Dundas, later Mrs J. H. Balfour-Melville.
  1. 15 notebooks containing mainly lecture notes, essays, etc., that belonged to Evan Whyte Melville Balfour-Melville, ca 1910-1962.
  2. Diary of James Balfour-Melville of Strathkinness, 1856-1862, and record book of the Ramornie Golf Club, 1843-1867.
  3. Red covered notebook containing 'Observations on tour through Italy', September-December 1817, by John Whyte-Melville of Strathkinness.
  4. Diary with lock of Mary Louisa Dundas, afterwards Mrs J. H. Balfour-Melville, 1866-1869.


  • 1817-1867; c 1910-1962


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19 Volumes

Physical Location

Gen. 819-823

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Balfour-Melville bequeath, 1965. Accession nos E65/37-40.

Related Materials

Special Collections also hold the Papers of Dr. E. W. M. Balfour-Melville, Coll-88.

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