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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD129
Title Papers of the Lockhart Ross Family of Balnagown, Kildary, Ross-shire
Dates 1333-1958
Access status Open
Location Off site
Level Fonds
Arrangement GD129/1: title deeds, estate papers, much estate and personal correspondence (especially 18th-19th centuries), county business, letter books, 16th century-20th century [NB The catalogue for this section of the collection is not accessible online, as it required considerable improvement]

GD129/2: general Balnagown estate papers, including papers of Sir Charles Ross (1872-1942). Some papers concern Lanarkshire politics in the 18th and 19th centuries. Some material on the Ross Rifle (invented by Sir Charles Ross and used by Canadian Forces during World War I). 1589-1958
Publication note For certain documents only mentioned within W MacGill, 'Old Ross-Shire and Scotland as seen in the Tain and Balnagown Documents' and supplementary volume [within NRS Library, ref T 38], see GD129/1/1-5. Please note that these boxes contain only a few documents mentioned in MacGill.
Format Text
Language English
Related material Certain other documents within MacGill's book are located in Tain Museum
Archival history This catalogue started life as an NRAS survey. A return visit was made to Balnagown in September 1968, to enlarge the previous survey made in 1960. A considerable number of additional MSS had come to light in the intervening years. On the whole, the documents seen in 1960 are still extant, with the notable exception of the baron court book of Balnagowan, 1620-1735. The locations of many of the documents had, however, been changed in the interval since 1960. In order to facilitate the location of individual items, the manuscripts were then [1968] put up in numbered bundles, although it is emphasized that the documents within each bundle are completely unarranged.
 

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