Collection MS 87 - Papers relating to Nether Balloch Farm, Alyth

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MS 87


Papers relating to Nether Balloch Farm, Alyth


  • 1761-1889 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 boxes (0.15 linear metres).

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Biographical history

Balloch farm, near Alyth, was originally leased, and then purchased by, the Brown family. It has passed through the female line to the Matthewson family and then to the Ross family, the Bells, and then the Roberts family.

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Scope and content

Tacks, vouchers, marriage contracts and correspondence of the Browns of Nether Balloch Farm, Alyth 1761 1843; Nether Balloch Sawmill cash book 1846 1849; Memorandum on farming life in the Carse of Gowrie and Abernethy by Thomas Ross 1883; photographs c.1906; Ross family genealogy correspondence and notes 1888-1889.


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Records are arranged chronologically 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 and include photographs.

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MS 87

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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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