CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 502
TitleMargaret C. Rudd Perreau: correspondence and papers relating to the Perreau forgery case
Date1773 - 1775
Extent0.01 linear metres
Administrative HistoryRobert and Daniel Perreau were found guilty of forgery and executed in 1775. Margaret C. Rudd lived with Daniel Perreau as his wife and gave evidence at the trial.
SourceGiven or bequeathed to the library by Alexander Thompson (-1868), advocate and antiquary. Alexander Thomson of Banchory, Aberdeenshire, the son of Andrew Thomson, came from a family of lawyers with a long association with Marischal College, Aberdeen. He himself graduated AM from there in 1816 and he was enrolled as an advocate in Edinburgh in 1820. Author, antiquary and philanthropist, he made many donations to the College library. In 1826 he returned to Aberdeen to become more closely involved in the College: he was Dean of Faculty in 1826, from 1852 to 1855 and in 1858, and was Rector’s Assessor in 1841, 1843, 1846 and 1848. He died in 1868.
DescriptionLetters sent by Margaret C. Rudd Perreau to Miss Sally Reid before and during the Perreau forgery case, with related correspondence and newscuttings, 1773 - 1775.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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