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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD253
Title Papers of Messrs D and JH Campbell, WS, solicitors, Edinburgh
Dates 1516-1904
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description The records consist mainly of records of the Hope Trust, the papers of the Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges, and the personal and legal papers of John Hope, WS, as well as other papers of the Hope family and their clients.

Contents:

GD253/1-89: John Hope, WS 1813-1898 [NB.-The contents of boxes 1-22 appear to have been assembled by the trustees of John Hope WS as defenders in an action of reduction of Hope's Will]

GD253/90-7: Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges: Lanarkshire roads 1820-1852

GD253/98-101: Kerr of Chatto 1628-1782

GD253/102-106: Feuing of St Leonard's, Edinburgh 1786-1850

GD253/107-115: Hope of Carriden 1803-1888

GD253/116-134: Earl of Morton 1792-1894

GD253/135-142: Writs of Dalgain and Daldilling, Ayrshire 1519-1796

GD253/143: Medical papers of John Hope, MD 1702-1786

GD253/144-146: Botanical papers of Dr John Hope including papers relating to sale of the old botanic garden, Edinburgh, and feuing the site at the top of Leith Walk, 1761-1863

GD253/147: Heritors of the parish of Corstorphine, 1780-1904

GD253/148-149: Scott of Logie 1516-1795

GD253/150-179: Highland Roads and Bridges 1799-1845

GD253/180: Earl of Haddington 1629-1904

GD253/181-8: John Hope, WS 1742-1893

GD253/189: Earl of Selkirk n.d.

GD253/190-225: Business ledgers of Messrs. D and JH Campbell and predecessors, with some of John Hope, WS 1787-1894

GD253/226: Private wet letter book of John Hope, WS 1839-1893

GD253/227-35: Writing books of John Hope, WS, etc. 1835-1893

GD253/236-48: Miscellaneous papers 1781-1901
Note: these papers were found, some loose, some in bundles with numbers on them. As some of the numbers are duplicated, the papers must have come from at least two sections or boxes, but it is not now possible to work out which. The bundle numbers have been retained in case the relevant inventory turns up later in the collection.
Level Fonds
Format Text
Language English
Related material Other records relating to the Earl of Haddington, the Hopetoun trustees and Major Hope-Johnstone of Raehills deposited at the same time were sent to the owners to be added to their records.

A business day book of John Hope, WS, 1888-92 can be found at GD1/1025.
For Plans - see RHP
Archival history These records were deposited in the SRO in 1969 on permanent loan by Messrs. D and JH Campbell, WS, now [1995] represented by Messrs. Drummond Miller, LLP, 31-32 Moray Place, Edinburgh.
 

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