Collection MS 106 - First World War Collection

Documents relating to Private James Braid, Royal Highlanders
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Reference code

MS 106


First World War Collection


  • 1914-1993 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.15 linear metres.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Hilda D. Spear, née King, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. was born 27 August 1926 and educated at Harrow County Girls' School, Furzedown College, Birkbeck College, London University, and Leicester University. She taught at Purdue University, USA, and at Leicester University before being appointed to the English Department at Dundee University (1969). She retired from the Senior Lectureship in 1993 in 2003 was appointed an Honorary Research Fellow. Dr Spear died 10 May 2014

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Scope and content

Miscellaneous documents relating to World War I and in particular to Private James Braid, Captain Patrick Duncan, William Cuthill and Captain John (Jack) Macqueen, including war poetry, correspondence, military documents, photographs, maps and plans, 1915-1919.


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 include photographs.

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Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

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MS 106/12

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Description identifier

MS 106

Rules and/or conventions used

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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