Collection MS 307 - The Smith family of Dundee

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MS 307


The Smith family of Dundee


  • 1754-1932 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

8 documents, 2 photographs, 1 postcard and 1 book

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Biographical history

Several generations of the Smith family were fleshers, and free burgesses and Guild Brothers of Dundee. The most recent member of the family referred to in the documents is George Henderson Smith, who is in one of the photographs of men meeting the Duke of York.

Archival history

Held by a female member of the family (possibly Henderson Smith's daughter) who lived in Dundee. On her death they passed to her niece, Pat Fairbanks (the granddaughter of Henderson Smith).

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Scope and content

Burgess tickets and other documents admitting members of the Smith family as Guild Brothers of Dundee and Free Members of the Flesher Trade in Dundee, 1754-1919. Photographs of a visit by the Duke of York to Dundee c 1920s-1930s. Postcard of a visit by the Duchess of York to Dundee c1920s-1930s. Book about the history of the Tay Square Church, Dundee, 1932.


Not expected

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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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Paper and photographs

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MS 307

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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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