Collection MS 351 - Kerr Anderson Papers

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MS 351


Kerr Anderson Papers


  • 1699-1954 (Creation)

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1 linear metre

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Biographical history

The Grange estate was at one time the 'home farm' of Arbroath Abbey. Separated in the fourteenth century, it was granted by Robert the Bruce to Sir William Durham, for services rendered as a knight. It passed from Durham to James Martine in the early eighteenth century, and from the latter to heirs David Watson and Anne Martine. By 1771, it was owned by Charles Hunter. In 1792, Thomas Kerr, a farmer in Pitskellie, bought the property from Charles Hunter. It subsequently passed to his son, David, followed by his grandson, Thomas. After the death of the second Thomas Kerr in 1879, the entire estate passed to Alexander Anderson, and from him to Thomas Anderson (died 15 March 1927).

Archival history

Had been held in Alison Morrison-Low's parents' house. Morrison-Low's mother's grand father was Thomas Anderson, of Milton House, Monifieth; and his uncle was the Kerr who sold the Grange, Monifieth.

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Trusts. 1889-1954; Thomas Kerr legal documents and other correspondence. 1798-1863; John James Dalyell Documents. 1898-1920; Business Concerns. 1879-1960; The Grange Estate. 1737-1963; Title Deeds of Grange of Monifieth: 1699-1898; Land surrounding the Grange: 1902-1933; Longhaugh House. 1905-1920; Miscellaneous. 1876-1953


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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.

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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 17/4

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MS 351

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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
  • Latin



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