The Thornton Collection of Manuscripts and Plans
- 1518-1962 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
2.6 linear metres
Name of creator
The firm of Thomas Thornton, Son & Co was formed c. 1880 when Thomas Thornton set up with his son William. Thomas Thornton had previously been in partnership with James Patullo as Patullo & Thornton. In 1972 Messrs Thomas Thornton, Son & Co merged with Messrs Dickie, Gray, MacDonald and Fair, to form Thornton and Dickie WS. In 1982 the firm became Thornton, Dickie and Brand WS, and is now known as Thorntons WS Solicitors & Estate Agents.
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Scope and content
MS 17/1 Newport Railway Company: miscellaneous papers 1862-1891; MS 17/2 North British Railway Company: miscellaneous papers 1846-1902; MS 17/3 Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway; Kirkcaldy District Railways: miscellaneous papers 1851-1903; MS 17/4 Grange estate, Monifieth, Kerr and Anderson families legal and estate papers 1821-1901; MS 17/5 Morphie Estate, Kincardineshire, Grahame family: legal and estate papers 1854-1891; MS 17/6 Thornton Castle, Laurencekirk: inventories and plans 1931; MS 17/7 Miscellaneous title deeds, chartularies and legal 1518-1877; MS 17/8 Records and papers of the Bannatyne Home of Rest, Newtyle 1892-1962; MS 17/9 Miscellaneous papers and correspondence of James Dalyell, with some papers and correspondence of John James Dalyell 1814-1883; MS 17/10 Correspondence and papers of John James Dalyell, with some of James Dalyell and Mrs Marie-Anne Dalyell 1839-1897; MS 17/11 Miscellaneous papers with no common factor 1847-1916; MS 17/12 Miscellaneous legal papers 1836-1912; MS 17/13 Miscellaneous loose papers originally with maps and plans 1843-1918; MS 17/14 Unidentified ledger of household accounts 1938-1957; MS 17P Maps and Plans
System of arrangement
Usually chronological within series. Records are arranged into sub-fonds by client.
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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 parchment, and include outsize plans
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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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