CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2514
TitleWilliam Stewart of Carnaveran, sheriff clerk in Stonehaven: correspondence
Date1781 - 1848
Extent16 items (0.02 linear metres)
Administrative HistoryWilliam Stewart of Carnaveran was a banker, commissary or sheriff clerk in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.

Douglas Gordon Barron was born in 1854, the son of the United Presbyterian minister of Dunning, Perthshire. He was educated at Madras College, St. Andrews, and then at St. Andrews University, graduating MA in 1876. He was licensed to preach in 1879 and worked as an assistant at Greyfriars and New Greyfriars in Edinburgh. In 1885 he was ordained and admitted to Dunnottar Parish near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. He was awarded the OBE in 1920 and graduated DD from Aberdeen University in 1921. He resigned in 1923 due to ill health. He was a keen historian and wrote on the subject of local history, though he also published sermons he had preached during the First World War. He died at Aberfoyle in 1947.
SourceThe manuscripts were given to the library by Douglas Gordon Barron.
DescriptionCollection of letters, mainly addressed to William Stewart of Carnaveran. These letters relate principally to financial, commissary and local affairs but also include personal correspondence. There is also a letter from Andrew Rutherford to James Denham regarding the depute clerk of session (1840) and correspondence concerning the lease of salmon fishing off Catterline from the Crown between D. Horne and Lord Arbuthnott and John Irving (1847). There is in addition an undated manuscript which gives measurements of property belonging to Reverend Patrick Stewart.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
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.
Finding AidsPreliminary list also in deposit file at University of Aberdeen, Special Libraries and Archives.
NA16126Barron; Douglas Gordon (1854-1947); Church of Scotland minister, Dunnottar
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