Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Additions to Perth and Kinross Archives catalogue

Perth and Kinross Archives (http://www.pkc.gov.uk/archives) have added some new material to their online catalogue:

Newly catalogued collections:

MS227 Kincardine Castle, Auchterarder, 1788-1980
Maps and legal papers pertaining to Kincardine Castle, Auchterarder and it's estate

MS231 Dunning War Comforts Committee, 1940-1945
Financial papers, notes, invoices and correspondence

MS233 Powmill Climatological Records, 1973-1996
Notebooks containing information relating to weather conditions mainly at Powmill

MS321 WW1 Ardler, 1914-c1920
Framed and hand painted Ardler Service roll, postcard photographs of service personnel, some identified and a few with messages or addresses

MS322 James Miller Snr and Jnr, Comrie, papers, 1852-c1985
Papers relating to local business and events, plus reminiscences and diary

MS323 Veitch family papers, Pitlochry, 1893-1995
Family papers, comprising some legal papers, letters, photographs, news cuttings and other ephemera, the majority being letters home from John Alex Veitch and papers relating to his death on active service in France during WW1

MS324 Finnegand Estate papers, 1698-1826
Legal papers and personal correspondence concerning members of the Small and MacKenzie families of Finegand, by Blairgowrie

And some recent accessions:

14/4 The New Club, Perth, 1930-2012
Minutes, visitors book, correspondence ; some financial information, inscribed list of Perth Whist Club presidents and championship winners 1900-1915, with inscription on amalgamation of Perth Whist Club and the New Whist Club on 1 January 1915; list of members, n.d.

14/5 Stewart Family, Blackford, c1782-1974
Miscellaneous business papers, local Blackford ephemera and photographs mainly relating to John Stewart, general manager of Blackford Brewery and inspector of poor of the parish of Blackford and his son, Daniel Sharp Stewart JP, manager of the Bank of Scotland, Blackford.

14/6 Stanley Hall Committee/Stanley & District Public Hall Committee, 1955-1994

14/8 Rodgie Family, 1868-1873
Letters from William Rodgie, Bombay and on board a steamer in the Red Sea to his wife, Mary, in Hawick and letter from his doctor in Jerusalem to Mrs Rodgie concerning his illness and from his solicitor in Bombay to Mrs Rodgie and to Messrs George Condie Conning & Co, solicitors, Perth concerning his death and the settlement of his affairs

14/9 Perth Railway Ambulance Company, 1903-1976
Minutes, annual reports, first aid log book, and photographs of competition winners

14/13 Batory family, c1943
Digital photographs of Polish soldiers convalescing in an unidentified Scottish castle and photographs of the building and grounds

14/16 Inchture Area Twinning Association, 1991-2010
Minutes, reports, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, brochures, ephemera

14/19 Rattray & District Scottish Women's Rural Institute, 1932-2004

Full details are available from the archive at http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/3386/Archive-news


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for those wishing to take Scottish ancestral research a bit further, my next Pharos course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Records, commences May 14th 2014.

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