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Collection GD1/1159 - Sir Edward H Scott of North Harris papers

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GB 234 GD1/1159


Sir Edward H Scott of North Harris papers


  • 1807-1886 (Creation)

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0.4 linear metres

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MacDonald, K, factor to Sir Edward H Scott of North Harris (1807-1886)

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Sir Edward Scott was one of Charles, 7th Earl of Dunmore’s bankers. When the Earl was declared bankrupt, Sir Edward acquired the North Harris Estate from him. Along with his his wife, Lady Emily Scott, Sir Edward lived at Fincastle (Amhuinnshuide Castle) and was succeeded by his son, Sir Samuel Scott. Lord Leverhulme purchased the South Harris Estate in 1919 and in 1920 purchased North Harris from Sir Samuel for £20,000, although Sir Samuel leased Amhuinnshuide for a further 15 years. On Leverhulme’s death, Sir Samuel again purchased the North Harris estate.

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Various papers relating to K Macdonald’s account as factor for Edward H Scott of Harris, 1872-1886, including notes and letters by Macdonald, various vouchers, receipts and accounts collected by Macdonald; papers relating to the construction and maintenance of a pier at Loch Tarbert, Harris, 1873-1883; miscellaneous correspondence, 1807-1818

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  • English

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at catalogue reference GD1/1159

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