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Papers of the Cochrane Family

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1837

Content Description

Collection of six ornately decorated 18th-century manuscript documents relating to the Cochrane family of Scotland, including two marriage documents and four burgess tickets:
  1. Two documents relating to the marriage of William Cochrane and Agnes Carse, both dated 19 July 1706, Edinburgh: a marriage contract, listing over 400 points on which they pledged agreement, measuring 30 cm x 274 cm ; and a marriage agreement on vellum, measuring 38 cm x 53 cm.
  2. William Cochrane's admission as a 'Gildbrother', manuscript document on vellum, one page, 25 cm x 25 cm, dated 24 October 1707.
  3. James Cochrane's admission as a 'Gildbrother', manuscript document signed, one page on parchment, 28 cm x 25 cm, dated 21 March 1739.
  4. James Cochrane's admission as a 'Guild Brother', partly engraved document signed, 47 cm x by 33 cm, dated 26 October 1786.
  5. A partly engraved document signed certifying that James Cochrane, 'Printer in Edin[burgh]', is an 'Admitted Burges and guild-brother of the Burgh of Peebles', dated 26 August 1789.

Dates

  • 1706-1789

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Extent

1 folder

1 tube

Physical Location

CLX-A-335

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2017. Accession no SC-Acc-2017-0180.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in May 2019, using information from the seller.
Title
Papers of the Cochrane Family, 1706-1789
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379