Collection MS 113 - Papers regarding Clementina Stirling Graham

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MS 113


Papers regarding Clementina Stirling Graham


  • 1863 - 1875 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 folder (0.02 linear metres).

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Scope and content

Photocopies and transcripts made in the 1990s by Henny King of personal correspondence of Clementina Stirling Graham c.1863 - 1875; play written by Henny King on the life of Clementina Stirling Graham entitled 'Mystifications'


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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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The records are on paper

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Existence and location of originals

Original letters belong to Lord Airlie.

Existence and location of copies

The letters are photocopies of those belonging to Lord Airlie.

Related units of description

MS 57/1 Duntrune Estate, Dundee (families of Stirling, Graham, Stirling-Graham, Lacon)

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Clementina Stirling Graham, of Duntrune, was the author of 'Mystifications', edited by Dr John Brown, physician, and friend to Mrs Graham, which was published in 1865 (originally privately published in 1859). Kin to John Graham of Claverhouse (Viscount Dundee), Clementina spent her time between Edinburgh and Duntrune and was awarded a medal from the Highland Society for her translation from the French of 'The Bee Preserver'. Through the Edinburgh circle of Whigs she had social relations with Jeffrey and Cockburn, but mingled freely with all classes of society. Her charity and wit has been documented.

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MS 113

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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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