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Collection GD274 - Stuart & Stuart, Cairns & Co, solicitors

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GB 234 GD274


Stuart & Stuart, Cairns & Co, solicitors


  • c1600-c1900 (Creation)

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Stuart & Stuart, Cairns & Co, solicitors (c16th century-190th century)

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This collection of solicitors papers is not wholly relating to the Outer Hebrides but includes the following of interest to the Western Isles:
GD274/29-38 Lewis papers 1844-1895 including contract for Stornoway court house in 1844; Papers in action, Francis, lord Seaforth v. Alexander Hume of Harris 1807-1808; Papers in action, Mackenzie v. Matheson 1849-1865; legal papers 1854-1901; tacks and salmon Lews fishings 1846-1877; legal papers re: payment of rogue money 1846-1858; legal papers in case Lady Matheson v. Norman Forbes 1889; inventories of titles 1877-1899; papers on disputed marches between Harris and Lewis 1805-1847; Notes on stipend payable by Mr Matheson of Ardross, MP; Copy objections by Lady Matheson to Stornoway Pier and Harbour commissioners, regarding Newton foreshore. 1884; Copy answers for Inverness & Ross-shire Railway Co to Sir James Matheson. 1862-1963.

GD 274/67: State of conjoined actions of suspension and interdict and declarator, Alexander Hume of Harris v. Francis, lord Seaforth 1808

GD 274/73 Revised memorial for Sir James Matheson 1851, Copy letters relative to proposed building on wharf in front of Lewis Hotel 1830-1848

GD 274/104-130 Legal papers relating to the trustees of the estates of Kenneth Donald Nicolson and Rev Roderick Hay Nicolson and their gift to establish the Nicolson Institution, as well as legacies to Stornoway Free Library and Stornoway Fever Hospital, 1899-1914

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  • English

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Digital item level catalogue available through the National Records of Scotland Catalogue reference starting GD274

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