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Papers of the Scott family

Identifier: Coll-2076

Scope and Contents

This fonds consists of the family papers of the Scott Family, whose lineage can be traced back to Walter Scott, who served as a Burgess of Edinburgh around 1521. The material comprises genealogical research notes, correspondence, historical charters (including one dated 1663, with a wax seal), official records (both originals and copies), photographs (including what appears to be daguerreotypes or ambrotypes), as well as a badge and a medal from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

The fonds also contains genealogical documents regarding the Bruces of Powfoulis, descendants of Robert the Bruce and linked to the Scotts by the marriage of Archibald Scott and Anne Bruce in 1855, and of the families Bell, Crawford, and Gray.


  • Creation: 1663-1993

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Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.


1 box

2 folders

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by a family member of the Scott family in January 2023. Accession no. SC-Acc-2023-0015.

Processing Information

Catalogued in October 2023 by Aline Brodin.

Papers of the Scott family, 1663-1993
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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