Family and Personal Paper Collections

DD8 Menzies of Pitfodels

This collection comprises estate and trust papers relating to Menzies family of Pitfodels, papers relating to Gilcomston Brewery Company, Gilcomston Friendly Society and Union Company of Gilcomston, and miscellaneous legal papers. These records are held at our Town House office.

DD25 Forbes Robertson family of Hazlehead

Hazlehead Estate papers, 1812 - 1851. These records are at our Town House office. 

DD21 Garden of Troup

The Garden family acquired the lands of Troup in Banffshire in the mid-17th century. Alexander Garden founded the village of Gardenstown in 1720 as a fishing port.  The family also developed Laurencekirk in Kincardineshire from the 1760s to be a small manufacturing town.  The records include writs, title deeds, tacks, leases, renunciations, valuations, accounts, correspondence about disputes with tenants and farm improvements, and other papers relating to the family.  These records are held at our Old Aberdeen House office.

DD78 Jaffray Diary and Barclay Letters

Diary of Alexander Jaffary (1614-1673) Provost and Quaker, and letters of Robert Barclay (1648-1690), Quaker . Held at Town House office. 

DD391 Alexander Macdonald of Kepplestone

Alexander Macdonald of Kepplestone (1837 - 1884) was a granite merchant and proprietor of Aberdeen Granite Works in Constitution Street, Aberdeen. He was also a notable art collector, and bequeathed his collection of paintings, etchings and drawings to Aberdeen Town Council together with a third of the residue of his estate to purchase further works of art. This collection is now held by Aberdeen Art Gallery. The collection consists of correspondence and other papers generated by Alexander Macdonald, including letters from the artists that Macdonald patronised, and papers of his trustees relating to the administration of his estate between 1884 and 1902. They are held at our Old Aberdeen House office. 

DD627 Niven-Cruickshank Archive

Includes papers of the Leslie Family of Rothie and Kinbroon estates, Rothienorman, and the Niven and Cruickshank family, Aberdeenshire. They are held at our Old Aberdeen House office. 

DD641 Berry Family Collection

Papers including correspondence of the Berry family of Aberdeenshire and other family members in Edinburgh, Somerset and Denmark. The family includes Walter Oliphant Berry (1827-1904), Danish Consul General in Scotland, and Dr George Barclay, who worked in Aberdeen, both at the Infirmary and the Lunatic Asylum. The Berry and Barclay families were partners in  Berry, Barclay and Company, a grain business in Leith.  The letters are on a range of topics, notably on medical matters in the case of Dr Barclay's correspondence. There are also references to India, Jamaica, the 1831/2 cholera epidemic and the family's reaction to Walter Berry's second wife's alcoholism. Held at Old Aberdeen House. 

DD1861 John Morgan, master mason and politician

Papers and writings of Aberdeen builder and politician John Morgan. Held at the Town House branch.

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