Collection MS 57 - Ogilvie, Cowan & Co, Solicitors, Dundee.

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MS 57


Ogilvie, Cowan & Co, Solicitors, Dundee.


  • 1632-c 2012 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.52 linear metres.

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Biographical history

The firm was established as J & J Ogilvie in 1773 by John Ogilvie, possibly with the assistance of his brother, James. It represented many of the landed families in the area, particularly the Estate of Duntrune, as well as local companies such as Gourlay Bros & Co. George Ogilvie, who continued the practice until his death in 1912, was one of the founders of Dundee Social Union. In 1973-4 the name of the firm changed to Ogilvie, Cowan & Co.

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Scope and content

Collection of papers and correspondence including legal documents.



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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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper

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Description identifier

MS 57

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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  • English



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