Books for sale

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives have a number of books for sale, and these are detailed below.  Please note that there are limited stocks of the books and they are sold on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us for further information.

Title Cost
Charters Relating to the Burgh of Aberdeen, by P. J. Anderson (published 1890) £20.00
Aberdeen Shore Work Accounts 1596 - 1670, by Louise Taylor (published 1972) £12.00
Aberdeen Council Letter Books 1552 - 1681 (set of 6), by Louise Taylor (published 1942 - 1961) £11.60 per set of 6. Please note there are no copies of volumes 2, 3 & 4 left. Volumes 1, 5 & 6 can be purchased for £5.80
Bon Record: Records and Reminiscences of Aberdeen Grammar School, by H. F. Morland Simpson (published 1906) £20.00
The Written Record: 50 Treasures from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives £12.00

Our new book "The Written Record: 50 Treasures from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives" is now available! Published in November 2022, the book shows original documents held by Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives, which span 1179 to the present day and are a wonderfully tangible connection to the rich history of the North East of Scotland. Choosing just fifty items to represent the collections for the book is but to scratch the surface of this amazing resource. You can email us on to place an order for the book, or visit the Aberdeen Art Gallery shop to purchase a copy there.

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