Collection MS 108 - Edward Caird's Trust

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MS 108


Edward Caird's Trust


  • 1862-1892 (Creation)

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0.48 linear metres

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Biographical history

Edward Caird was born in Montrose in 1806. He founded Caird (Dundee) Ltd in 1832. His son, James Key Caird took over the business in 1870 and was a noted benefactor; between 1895 and 1914 he gave £240,940 in donations to institutions and organisations within and outside Dundee, and was awarded a baronetcy in 1913. Edward Caird died in 1889.

Archival history

These papers have been extracted from the collection of Dundas & Wilson, Solicitors, at the National Archives of Scotland.

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Scope and content

A collection of documents detailing the legacies, properties and investments of Edward Caird of Finnart (d.1889), including investment in America, shipping interests, accounts, share certificates, and correspondence 1862-1892


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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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MS 60

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MS 108

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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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