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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD345
Title Papers of the Grant Family of Monymusk, Aberdeeenshire.
Dates 1327-1970
Access status Open
Access conditions No publication without owner's permission: consult NRS staff.
Location Off site
Description Selective Index

Accounts to tradesmen
557, 572, 595, 597, 727-30, 732, 745-6, 767-72, 782, 791, 822, 842, 858, 860-2, 878-80, 919-20, 1022, 1055, 1073, 1078, 1104, 1267, 1275, 1301, 1310

Africa
1143, 1180, 1390, 1416, 1428-9, 1437, 1590-1

Agricultural Societies
867, 910, 1045, 1098, 1251, 1299

America (except Jamaica)
560, 754, 781, 893, 916, 939-40, 1136, 1156, 1165, 1169, 1171-2, 1192, 1199, 1235, 1243-4, 1594

Architecture and buildings
757, 984-8, 1117, 1158, 1164, 1171, 1295, 1317, 1321, 1339, 1377, 1473

Asia
904, 916, 1157, 1167, 1170, 1172, 1179-81, 1184, 1240, 1244, 1250, 1416, 1429, 1489

Banking
762, 866, 1069, 1221

Baronetcy
707, 1374, 1624

Burgess tickets, Commissions etc
700-3, 705-6, 708-9, 1627

Charitable Corporation
573, 712, 726, 780, 853, 938, 1471

Chelsea pensioners
796, 1249

Church
77-8, 157-68, 189-96, 201-29, 310, 411-2, 899, 1019-21, 1080, 1096-7, 1200, 1238, 1298, 1316, 1477, 1486, 1599

Commissioners of supply
790, 857, 1203, 1300

Commonplace books
812-3, 816, 821

Correspondence (Lord Cullen)
541, 558, 1138-40, 1368

Correspondence (2nd baronet)
469-70, 472-4, 541, 578, 1135, 1139, 1142-9, 1153-81, 1187, 1194, 1244, 1368

Correspondence (prior to 1713)
524, 540, 699, 1141, 1191

Correspondence (18th century)
883, 893, 943, 1102, 1137, 1179-90, 1192-3, 1198, 1223-6, 1245, 1252-4

Correspondence (19th century)
1224-9, 1254-5, 1261, 1302, 1311, 1320, 1338, 1350, 1363-4, 1369, 1376, 1427-8, 1430

Correspondence (20th century)
1369, 1374, 1391-2, 1428-35, 1455-6, 1459-62

Courts, local
528, 536-7, 566, 589, 786, 856, 923, 1132

Deptford and Greenwich water-works
740, 764, 859, 874

Diaries and journals
1151, 1214, 1362, 1418, 1436

Distilleries
1131, 1263

Education
814-5, 817-8, 821, 877, 900, 1023, 1097, 1152, 1207, 1211, 1343, 1366, 1413-5, 1419, 1427, 1473, 1480

Elections and freeholders
574, 582, 766, 836, 855, 1203, 1304, 1398

English writs and estate papers
464A, 465, 484A, 820, 823-9, 847, 870, 875, 1349, 1371, 1386, 1447

Estate papers (prior to 1715)
411-2, 425-6, 513-4, 519-23, 529-30, 536-7, 552, 555, 588, 590, 671, 723, 944-6, 1013

Estate papers (18th century)
566, 719, 786, 796, 808, 833, 851, 893, 919, 924, 927, 932, 944, 947-51, 953-74, 980-1, 983-1018, 1024-67, 1074, 1076, 1079, 1082-93, 1099, 1101-30, 1153-4, 1185-6, 1202, 1209-10, 1226, 1238-9, 1247, 1253-4, 1257-8, 1266, 1268, 1271-2, 1278-9, 1281, 1347, 1378, 1473-6, 1479, 1625

Estate papers (19th century)
1226-8, 1254, 1257-8, 1266, 1268-9, 1273-4, 1276-80, 1284-6, 1290-5, 1301, 1303, 1305, 1308-17, 1321-34, 1339-40, 1344-5, 1352-5, 1359, 1364, 1367, 1378, 1381, 1384, 1394-6, 1400-5, 1411, 1420-2, 1448, 1451, 1626

Estate papers (20th century)
1384, 1393-4, 1396, 1406-12, 1423-6, 1434, 1448-50, 1452-4, 1457-62, 1466

Europe
781, 843, 861, 918, 1138, 1155-6, 1161, 1172, 1179-80, 1198, 1242, 1244, 1356, 1470

Executries
365, 511-2, 538-9, 542, 594, 753, 760, 849, 913, 936, 946, 1070, 1218-9, 1296, 1368, 1373, 1375, 1382, 1399, 1460

Financial papers
556, 571, 581, 598, 728, 731, 733, 737-8, 749, 779, 844, 869, 881-2, 885-6, 901, 917-8, 1068, 1089, 1134, 1205, 1248, 1259, 1346, 1352, 1370, 1397

Fishings
561, 1030, 1294, 1322, 1382, 1384, 1462

Genealogy
516, 1364, 1445-6

Greenland
1241

Household papers (including recipes)
747, 821, 873, 915, 922, 925-31, 935, 942, 975-9, 1071-2, 1077, 1094, 1100, 1125-6, 1250, 1275, 1283, 1348, 1355, 1359, 1361, 1379, 1432, 1442-3, 1478, 1583

Inventories of writs
348-9, 361, 420, 486, 525, 543, 599-600, 1387, 1442, 1582

Jamaica
1161-72, 1179-80, 1212-20, 1230-4

Legal papers (not titles)
272, 282, 337, 389, 409, 437-62, 507-10, 515, 518-9, 531-3, 544-5, 547, 550-1, 553, 559, 562-9, 575-7, 579-83, 586, 592-3, 596, 668-70, 672-6, 680-98, 714-6, 718-22, 724, 734-6, 739-40, 744, 750-2, 755, 758-9, 761, 773-6, 794-5, 797, 804-5, 833-9, 846, 848-52, 865, 884, 887-9, 891-2, 894, 896, 898, 921, 924, 933-4, 941, 1081, 1133, 1205, 1237, 1264, 1270, 1297, 1307, 1318, 1325, 1351, 1365, 1372, 1382-3, 1445, 1472, 1474, 1492

Linen
1015, 1024-5, 1065, 1075, 1120

Literary papers, including poetry
800-3, 806-7, 873, 1207, 1233, 1336-7, 1357, 1441, 1463-5, 1487

Local Government (North-East Scotland)
836, 1444, 1462, 1495, 1598

Madeira
943, 1196

Marriage Contracts
409A, 503, 535, 695, 1372, 1445

Medicine
811, 850, 914, 978, 1071, 1136, 1157, 1182, 1494, 1499, 1608

Memoranda by 2nd baronet
584-5, 743, 777, 783-5, 798, 840, 868, 872, 890, 1016, 1052, 1201, 1246, 1346-7

Military and naval
787, 871, 1195-7, 1239, 1260, 1262, 1338, 1390, 1392, 1414-8, 1503, 1588

Mining and minerals
570, 725, 742, 753, 810, 825, 830-2, 847, 894-5, 1135, 1256

Music, dances and songs
809, 1208, 1430-1, 1491, 1603, 1617

New Zealand and Australia
1435, 1618

Pictorial
1068, 1075, 1208, 1256, 1369, 1380, 1440-1, 1455, 1467-70, 1604-5, 1611-2

Plans
1235, 1256, Appendix

Port Seton glass works
765

Printed material, including newspapers
1481-1624

Public affairs
578, 792-3, 819, 841, 902-3, 905, 907-8, 911, 952, 1319, 1472, 1488-90, 1597

Register of Hornings
708, 778-9, 863-4

South Seas Company
906, 1135, 1236, 1472

Titles to land
1-506 passim, 517, 526, 534, 546, 548-9, 554, 587, 591, 593, 601-683 passim, 704, 710-1, 713, 717, 741, 788, 833, 897, 1096

Trading
756, 781, 909, 1057, 1241-3, 1312

Transport
912, 982, 1122-3, 1222, 1238, 1256, 1287-9, 1306, 1335, 1385, 1596, 1610

Weather
1095, 1502

Whale fishing
763, 1206, 1241

York Buildings Company
575-6, 854, 876, 958-9
Nos 1-501 are numbered by existing numbers marked on the writs, in supposedly chronological order. Lands are mainly in barony of Monymusk and sheriffdom of Aberdeen. Some of the writs have seals attached, but most are worn or incomplete.
Level Fonds
Arrangement In the present listing, GD345/1-501 and 601-704, which are mainly titles, have followed an existing numbering. The rest of the collection has been referenced with entirely new piece numbers. Where papers were found disarranged, a superficial arrangement has been imposed.

Researchers should order by the reference number GD345 and the piece number. A selective index precedes the list. Plans are listed and referenced separately. At the end of this volume there is a list of records still preserved at Monymusk.
Publication note Some of the 18th-century estate records have been published by the Scottish History Society in 'Selections from the Monymusk Papers' (1713-1755) and by the Third Spalding Club in 'Life and Labour on an Aberdeenshire Estate' 1735-50.
Format Text
Language English
Related material An earlier gift of some Monymusk estate records is referenced GD1/32 and listed separately.
The following records have been retained by the owners:
A11/1 Diary of Sir Arthur Grant, 12th Lancers, during the South African War, 1899-1902.
A11/2-10 Diaries of Sir Arthur Grant, personal and military matters, 1902-1930.
A11/11 Travel journal (writer unidentified) of trip from Southampton to Paris and Italy, 19th century.
A11/12 Detailed diary of a journey by Sir Arthur Grant to Canada and USA, 1922.
A11/13 Notes on military matters, 1797-1830, 1908.
A11/14 Household accounts, 1919-1935
A11/15 Address book 1928.
A11/16 Notebook of salmon killed, 1885-1886
A11/17 Estate accounts, 1783. (One page only)
A11/18 Game register, 1897-1923
A11/19 Rent book, 1857-1859.
A11/20 Estate cash book, 1781-1793.
A11/21 Memoranda book, personal matters, of Sir A Grant, 1730-1777.
A11/22 Measurements of plantations, 1841-1850.
A11/23 Estate cash book, 1888-1897.
A11/24 Estate cash book, 1866-1878
A11/25 Estate letter book, 1860.

A111/1 Cash book No. XVIII, 1793-1798.
A111/2 Farm journal No. XXV, 1758-1761.
Unnumbered Rent book No. VI, 1755-1775
A111/4 Cash book, drainage, 1847-1853
Unnumbered Rent book No. XI, 1820-1824
A111/6 Inventory of furnishings at Monymusk, 19th Century.
A111/7 Meal book, 1801-1808.
A111/8 Estate cash book, 1907-22.
A111/9 Estate cash book, 1909-29.
A111/10 Estate cash book, 1930.
A111/11 Wages book, 1939.
A111/12 Estate expenditure, 1921-1939.
A111/13 Contents and valuations of Monymusk, Tillyfour and Braco, 1846.
A111/14 Contents, measurements and estimates of estate of Monymusk, 1773-4, relative to the plan of 1774.
A111/15 Mineral surveys, 1797
A111/16 Day labourers book, 1884-8
A111/17 Sawmill sales book, 1839.
A111/18 Assessments for statute labour, 1803-9
A111/19 Day labourers book, 1871-4
A111/20 Labour book - mills and plantations, 1867-70
A111/21 Account of wood sold for ready money, 1854-5
A111/22 Sales of wood, 1869-81
A111/23 Weekly statements of labour, 1918.
A111/24 Memorandum book and personal diary (author not identified), 1900-01
A111/25 Diary of the South African War (? Sir Arthur Grant), 1901-02.
A111/26 Accounts of sale of timber, Braco and Tillyfour, 1839-63.
A111/27 Sale book, Ramston sawmill, 1861-3
A111/28 Accounts current - estate, 1850-63.
A111/29 Accounts - Home Farm labour book, 1928.
A111/30 Accounts - Home Farm labour book, 1929.
A111/31 Accounts - Home Farm labour book, 1922.
A111/32 Accounts - Home Farm labour book, 1925.
A111/33 Accounts - Home Farm labour book, 1931.
A111/34 Accounts - Home Farm labour book, 1929-1930.
A111/35 Estate cash book, 1796-1801.
A111/36 Estate cash book, 1801-1805
A111/37 Estate cash book, 1805-1807.
A111/38 Drainage book, 1847-1852.
A111/39 Estate ledger, 1885-1913.
A111/40 Inventory of estates of Monymusk and Tillyfour, 1840s-1850s.
A111/41 Estate cash book, 1897-1907.
A111/42 Outlays for improvements, 1885-1913.
A111/43 Outlays for improvements, 1886-1914.

A1V/1 Rent book no. III, 1748-1753.
A1V/2 Rent book no. V, 1754-1775.
A1V/3 Rent book no. IV, 1754-1757
A1V/4 Rent book no. VII, 1758-1770.
A1V/5 Rent book no. VIII, 1771-1775.
A1V/6 Rent book no. IX, 1779-1795.
A1V/7 Rent book no. XVII, 1790-1794.
A1V/8 Rent book no. XII, 1796-1800.
A1V/9 Rent book no. XIII, 1800-1810.
A1V/10 Abstracts of rents no. XXXVII, 1808-1819.
A1V/11 Day labour book, 1887-1897.
A1V/12 Day labour book, 1898-1902.
A1V/13 Day labour book, 1902-1906.
A1V/14 Day labour book, 1906-1910.
A1V/15 Day labour book, 1915-1918.
A1V/16 Day labour book, 1919-1923.
A1V/17 Day labour book, 1924-1931.
A1V/18 Day labour book, 1932-1935.
A1V/19 Personal account book of family no. XXXII, 1735-1750.
A1V/20 Farm account book no. XXVII, 1766-1771.
A1V/21 Estate accounts no. XXIX, 1783-1785.
A1V/22 Letter book - estate and finacial, 1748-1756.
A1V/23 Estate cash book, 1798-1804 )
) 1 volume.
A1V/24 Saw Mill book, 1785. )
A1V/25 Rent book no. I, 1732-1746.
A1V/26 Rent book no. II, 1732-1736.
A1V/27 Account of farm meal no. XXIV, 1751-67.
A1V/28 Estate accounts, 1795-1807.
A1V/29 Labour journal no. XXXI, 1735-1763.
A1V/30 Farm accounts, 1788-1790.
A1V/31 Private accounts and debts of Sir Archibald Grant, no XXIII, 1796-1816.
A1V/32 Farm and estate journal, no XXVIII, 1770-1778.

AV/1-27 Income and expenditure of Monymusk woods, 1863-1890

BV/1-24 Income and expenditure of Monymusk woods, 1891-1906, 1907, 1910, 1913, 1916, 1919, 1922, 1925, 1931, 1935.

B111/1 Factory accounts, 1824-50.
B111/2 Farm journal, 1877-1878.
B111/3 Farm journal, 1878-1879.
B111/4 Farm journal, 1879-1880.
B111/5 Farm journal, 1881-1882.
B111/6 Farm journal, 1882-1883.
B111/7 Home farm book, 1888-1889.
B111/8 Home farm book, 1894.
B111/9 Home farm book, 1888.
B111/10 Home farm book, 1892-1893
B111/11 Farm journal, 1886-1887.
B111/12 Home farm book, 1889-1890.
B111/13 Home farm book, 1910-1911.
B111/14 Home farm book, 1900-1901
B111/15 Home farm book, 1887.
B111/16 Home farm book, 1891.
B111/17 Home farm book, 1893-1894.
B111/18 Home farm book, 1899-1900.
B111/19 Home farm book, 1902-1903.
B111/20 Home farm book, 1902-1904.
B111/21 Home farm book, 1885-1886.
B111/22 Home farm book, 1905-1906.
B111/23 Home farm book, 1884-1885.
B111/24 Home farm book, 1895-1896.
B111/25 Home farm book, 1908-1909.
B111/26 Home farm book, 1898-1899.
B111/27 Home farm book, 1897-1898.
B111/28 Farm journal, 1863-1864.
B111/29 Farm journal, 1864-1865.
B111/30 Farm journal, 1866-1867.
B111/31 Farm journal, 1869-1870.
B111/32 Farm journal, 1876-1877.
B111/33 Farm journal, 1875-1876.
B111/34 Farm journal, 1874-1875.
B111/35 Farm journal, 1873-1874.
B111/36 Farm journal, 1871-1872.
B111/37 Farm journal, 1870-1871.
B111/38 Farm journal, 1880-1881.
B111/39 Farm journal, 1868-1869.
B111/40 Home farm book, 1896-1897.
B111/41 Saw mill labour book, n.d. (19th century).
B111/42 Day labour book, 1865-1866.
B111/43 Home farm book, n.d. (late 18th Century).
B111/44 Sale of meal, 1801.
B111/45-48 [Printed]
B111/49 Journal of farm work, 1781-1793.
B111/50 Book of music, 19th century.
B111/51 Estate memoranda, 1785-1791.
B111/52 Improvement book, 1885-1910.
B111/53 List of cattle and horses, 1793-5.
B111/54-57 [Printed]
B111/58 Servants' wages, ? Monymusk, 1804-20.
B111/59 Personal and estate journal, 1887-1937.
B111/60 Memoranda book containing jottings on the classics, 19th Century.

T.P. Soper's thesis, 'Monymusk 1770-1850: A study of the economic development of a Scottish Estate.'
Archival history The records of this family have been deposited on indefinite loan by Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk and Jean, Lady Grant, with the concurrence of the Grant Trustees. They were previously stored in 45 deed boxes of varying sizes at the House of Monymusk.

Earlier guides to these records were the report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission (Series 8, 9th Report, Part II, pp.238-41), which described only a tiny handful of the records; a calendar of the titles compiled in the 1920s and kept in the library at the House of Monymusk; and a report, made by the Secretary of the National Register of Archives in 1961, of which the bulk of the records and lack of a reference system limited the usefulness.
 

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