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Country Code GB
Repository Code 241
Repository Orkney Archives
Reference GB241/D10
Title James Tait papers
Dates 1578-1921
Access Status Open
Description Notarial protocol book and personal papers of Bryce MacMurdo Ranken, Kirkwall writer, 1808-1861; account book and related vouchers of John Miller, Kirkwall, 1798-1824; letters from John Lockman, secretary to the Free British Fishery Society, London, to John Riddock, the Society?s Orkney agent, concerning employment of local men on the Society?s herring busses, 1766-1801; letters to James Riddock, collector of customs, Orkney, 1788-1805, including letter from George Chalmers about discovery of possible grave of Margaret, Maid of Norway (1801); memoranda book of John Aim, schoolmaster, Sandwick, 1837-1838; miscellaneous papers about impressing and recruitment of men in Orkney, 1752-1806; papers concerning the planking of lands, 1763-1767; miscellaneous papers abstracted from Sheriff Court and Kirkwall Town Council records, 1669-1894; bailie court book of Westray, 1720-1742; journal of the survey of window lights and day book for impressing men, both in Orkney, 1758; miscellaneous papers (including printed company prospectuses and reports), 1578-1921, including letter from Rev John Gerard, South Ronaldsay, mentioning abortions procured in recent years (1840), and sasine of lands in Couttie, Perthshire (1578).
Level Fonds
Extent 0.52 Linear Metres
Finding Aids Item level catalogue in typescript form held by Orkney Archives;
Language English

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