Hannay biographica: correspondence, notes and miscellaneous papers relating to research work into diamonds and other minerals carried out by James Ballantyne Hannay, Sir Robert Robertson, KBE, FRS, and others; research into the life and work of James Ballantyne Hannay, mainly by Robert HS Robertson, Dr Einar P Flint and James Revie; publications of James Ballantyne Hannay; papers and correspondence relating to the Hannay divorce and to Mrs Caroline Johnston or Hannay's Trust; papers and correspondence relating to James Ballantyne Hannay's business and legal affairs; papers and correspondence relating to Alexander Hannay's Trust and to property owned by Alexander Hannay including the Prince of Wales Theatre rebuilt as the Grand Theatre Cowcaddens, Glasgow; miscellaneous papers and newspaper articles; photographs and plans 1663 and 1842-1987.
The records consist largely of domestic papers of two middle-class medical families from Dundee, the Kinnears and the Piries, who also had wide social, educational and other interests, covering the period 1885 to 1935: cashbooks 1890-1921; papers of John Kinnear 1955-1956; papers of Catherine Kinnear 1920s-1933; miscellaneous volumes, including YWCA minutes 1889-1920; David Robert Robertson Illustrations of Scottish Flora 1912-13; Mary Brooksbank Poems and Songs 1935-1955; Thomas Young Poems and Songs 1845. There are also some photographic slides.
Tacks, vouchers, marriage contracts and correspondence of the Browns of Nether Balloch Farm, Alyth 1761 1843; Nether Balloch Sawmill cash book 1846 1849; Memorandum on farming life in the Carse of Gowrie and Abernethy by Thomas Ross 1883; photographs c.1906; Ross family genealogy correspondence and notes 1888-1889.
Biographical works. c.1891;Miscellaneous notes and accounts. 1837-1990; Patents. 1846-1859; Cash books (James Carmichael). 1874-1924; Photographs. C 1830-1890;Correspondence from Alexander Monfries to Peter Carmichael. 1881-1890; Correspondence between D. Bruce Peebles, and Peter Carmichael 1882-1890; Correspondence from Thomas Marsden. 1845 - 1847; Correspondence addressed to Peter Carmichael and Baxter Brothers, Dundee. Letters are principally from James Carmichael, brother of Peter, writing from Ailly-sur-Somme, France, 1845-1847; Correspondence from Messrs Sheil and Small, solicitors. 1882 - 1883; Correspondence from William Japp. 1890; Miscellaneous correspondence, mainly to Peter Carmichael from family, friends, business associates and others. c 1844-1889; Correspondence relating to the Trust Disposition and Settlement by Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron, Bart. 1869-1879; Miscellaneous bundle, pertains to estate and family matters. 1870-1918; Correspondence relating to a trust fund settled on Captain Ludovic M. Carmichael. 1876-1877; Financial material relating to income received by Peter Carmichael from a variety of sources. 1879 - 1885; Miscellaneous items and correspondence dating mainly from the first half of the twentieth century. Relates to the origins, history and genealogy of the Carmichael family and to Arthurstone House. 1903 - 1960; Arthurstone, Loburn, New Zealand. 2019; Plans. 1837-1909