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GD112Papers of the Campbell Family, Earls of Breadalbane (Breadalbane Muniments)1306-20th century
GD112/20Houses and Buildings1606-1912
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD112/20/1/31
Title Papers relating to gardens at Taymouth
Dates 1695-1807
Access status Open
Location On site
Description Including:
(1) 23 August 1695. Contract between Earl of Breadalbane and George Burne, gardener, whereby said George becomes `servant and gairner' to the said earl during the latter's pleasure and obliges himself to return from London to Taymouth by martinmas next, for £15 stg. yearly, and if he brings his wife with him he is to have a house and two cows' grass, 6 bolls meal and the same of malt, and £3 stg. yearly; or if he returns without his wife, said George is to be entertained in Breadalbane's own family.

(2) Chelsea 11 May 1695. Copy note by William Oram that he has at the Duke of Bufort's in Chelsy, a parcel of flowering shrubs, for the earl of Breadalbane, specified, including laburnums, monthly and gelder roses and syringas.

(3) Taymouth, 27 July 1717. Letter from Duncan Foster to Breadalbane. Reports on new work in garden at Taymouth and mason work.

(5) 30 November 1727. Note of annual allowances to gardeners, pensioners, officers, keepers of woods etc out of estate of Breadalbane.

(6) London, 1 June (1731). Letter from Breadalbane to Charles Foster at Taymouth. Wishes information of what is being done at Taymouth in masonwork and the garden.

(7) 8 November 1771. Inventory of articles in the kitchen garden and gardener's house, in possession of Robert Symington, late gardener, delivered to Alexander Thomson, now gardener.

(8) 1775. Note of trees planted on Drummond Hill.

(9) 1788. Copy account due to Dickson and Brown, by Breadalbane, for seeds and garden sundries including ten kinds of bean and nine kinds of pea, and canteloup melons, walnuts, sweet chestnuts, Weymouth pines, black American spruce and some mushroom spawn.

(10) 1789. Copy account due to John Richmond and co. seed merchants, Edinburgh, mainly vegetables but also fruit trees and sundries.

(14-16) 1797, April-June. Reports on work done at Taymouth house, garden and nursery.

(17) 14 May 1798. A list of articles in want of repair in Taymouth pleasure grouns and garden, including the harling of Venus's temple; `the gate leading from the road at Drummond hill to the Chinese bridge to be secured so as to prevent people from coming to the north terrace that has no business to it ... More help of hands in the garden and nursery are wanted as 4 men are not able to do the work in the weeding season'.

(18) June 1800. Report of work done in garden at Taymouth with notes on the weather.

(19) 1800. List of trees in Taymouth nursery and planted out that year.

(21-2) 1805, 1807. Journals of work in the garden at Taymouth.

(23) Taymouth, 20 October 1807. Letter from Finlay Clark, gardener, to Lady Breadalbane. News of the garden.
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