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Grahame of Morphie, Kincardineshire: Surveyors' reports, accounts and miscellaneous legal papers

Papers, correspondence and accounts relating to drainage of land on the Morphie estate 1854-1884, with states of rents payable by the tenants of Morphie and Stone of Morphie 1876-1883; reports and specifications, offers and other correspondence relating to construction of Morphie Hill Road,1873-1878; inventory of leases and policies of insurance belonging to Baron Grahame 1877; valuations and copies of surveyors' reports re. Morphie Dam Dyke, 1879-1881, and to buildings at Stone of Morphie and Mill of Morphie, 1882; statements of offers for lands and property, draft leases and other legal correspondence relating to Morphie estate 1880-1889; accounts of the trustees of Baron Grahame with Thomas Thornton Son & Co, Dundee 1881-1885; accounts and receipts of James Barclay Grahame as curator bonis to Baron Francis Barclay Grahame 1890-1891.

Grahame family

Thornton Castle, Laurencekirk: inventories and plans

Inventories and valuations of furniture etc., in Thornton Castle, Laurencekirk belonging to Mrs Thornton and Miss Scott and 13 plans of buildings belonging to the Thornton Estate surveyed by Northern Assurance Co Ltd. Thornton Castle, near Laurencekirk in the parish of Marykirk, Kincardineshire is known to date back to at least 1531. It was an ancient seat of the Strachan family. The property was acquired by Alexander Crombie, an advocate and land agent, in 1804, was considerably refurbished in the following years, and was later owned by Sir Thomas Thornton.

Thomas Thornton, Son & Co

Miscellaneous Title Deeds, Chartularies and Legal Papers

Title deeds of Feddinch and Cairnsbank in the regality and barony of St. Andrews, Cairns and other lands in the barony of Strathmiglo, Fife and lands in Dundee 1518-1784; chartularies of Ferryden, in the parish of Craig, [Angus] 1795-1837; legal papers relating to various properties in Dundee 1874-1877. These papers were kept on behalf of their clients by Thomas Thornton, Son & Co in the course of their practice as solicitors.

Thomas Thornton, Son & Co

William Cuthill, of Clepington, Dundee, Private in the Black Watch.

Series of letters from Private William Cuthill to his parents from France, February to September 1915, the month of his death. Life in the trenches: many deaths, but some lighter moments; comradeship, and initial belief that war would end shortly. Thoughts of home and good food. of his brother [?] James "... I hope he never sees France I tell you that I am sorry that I ever seen it is not war here it is pure murder you don't get a fighting chance you have simply got to wait and chance your luck..." Also includes photograph of Cuthill, extract of his birth certificate and various official communications regarding his death and posthumous decoration. [Photocopies of original documents held by Mr A. Cunningham, Dundee.]

Cox Brothers Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufactures, Dundee

Minutes 1893-1932; letter books 1869-1923; ledgers 1841-2002; cash books and journals 1872-1921; wages records 1860-1921; order and sales book 1861-1914; stock books 1906-1921; shareholding records 1892-1933; miscellaneous volumes 1841-1918; miscellaneous papers 1832-c 1962; balance sheets 1841-1932; photographs c 1791-1989; maps and plans 1865-1913.

Cox Brothers Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufactures, Dundee

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