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Country Code GB
Repository Code 800001
Repository Private
Reference NRAS1141
Title Hog Family, of Newliston, West Lothian
Dates 1643-1965
Access Status Restricted
Access Conditions These records are held privately. All enquiries should be addressed to:

The Registrar
National Register of Archives for Scotland
HM General Register House
Description Letters 1-23 are nearly all to Miss M.C. Hog, save for a very small number to other members of the family, from her family and close friends. All are personal. Some bundles include a large proportion of invitations and trivial notes. Some are barely legible.

Items 24-34 contain personal, stable and household accounts (including decoration and repair work). There are only a small number of estate accounts.

Volumes: NRAS1141/80-113
These volumes include a small diary element; 109 begins 'Came to Park with my dear sister Cowper Saterday the 7 of July 1764'. With references to a pension of £200 p.a. (23 November 1763); an Earthly Benefactor (Lady Augusta, princess of Brunswick) January 18 1784; sermon by Mr. Wesley (December 25 1764). There are also records (not always in the expected chronological position) of events in the lives of children and other relatives (William, her son, joined the 'Bute' at Gravesend for China, 13 January 1770; William Cowper, her nephew, became clerk-assistant at the House of Lords, 23 February 1771.) Some entries have a reflective element (17 January 1783. Discharged six months accompts Housekeeping etc. And can I do this O Lord, without being reminded of that infinite debt ... we owe to thee who hast thus multiplied thy mercies.) Much of each volume, however, is pure meditation. No. III has, at the back, a section of verses, 1765-87, including a number of 'political' and satirical verses.

Items 135-88 (Recent Papers) are withdrawn from the Survey.

MSS Vols: NRAS1141/Box 5/189-197
Personal and estate correspondence and papers, 1814-58. Estate accounts and papers, 1815-21. Letters and papers of Thomas Chalmers concerning the 'Disruption' and the Free Church College, 1834-44. Letters to the Earl of Lauderdale, 1822-37. Papers concerning new spire at Kirkliston Free Church, 1879-80.
Level Fonds
Related Material Replaces Survey 112. See also GD266

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