Collection MS 103 - Kinnear Collection

Illustrations of Scottish Flora, chiefly of Forfarshire and Fifeshire'

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Reference code

MS 103


Kinnear Collection


  • [c1870 - c1980] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.60 linear metres.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Catherine Kinnear (1912-1988) was a bibliophile and antiquarian. She was a graduate of the University of St Andrews then trained as an orthoptist, working for over 40 years at the Nethergate Eye Clinic. Kinnear was active in Dundee Civic Trust and the Abertay Historical Society of which she was a founder member and also served as president.

Archival history

Collected by Catherine Kinnear

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Scope and content

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.


Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper and slide negatives.

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Description identifier

MS 103

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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