CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2740/10
TitleMaterial relating to America from the Ogilvie-Forbes of Boyndlie papers
Date1742 - 1825
DescriptionJames Ogilvie letters, 11 February 1742 - 24 October 1744; William Ogilvie letters, 20 December 1748 - 20 July 1752; Charles Ogilvie letters, 9 February 1750 - 27 January 1788; Cumine Correspondence, 14 September 1762 - 29 May 1786; George Ogilvie letters and other material, 25 June 1774 - 24 June 1801; John Alexander Ogilvie correspondence and story, 22 February 1788 - 20 March 1802; Alexander Garden correspondence, 10 April 1779 - 7 September 1801; Material relating to the Loyalist claim, 1775 - April 1820; Correspondence and other material relating to the Loyalist claim, 1797 - 1825; Miscellaneous, 1775 - 1802.
ArrangementThis is a separate catalogue for items removed from 4 boxes - 5, 8, 9 and 10.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionAll of the material in the Ogilvie-Forbes collection relating to America has been located and calendared but much of it is either very fragile or damaged by damp. Where it was not possible to film the original this is indicated and, if decipherable, a brief description of the contents is annexed. Some of the American papers were extracted in the 1920s by a senior member of the family, and typewritten transcripts prepared; these have been substituted ('transcript') wherever the original is missing or merely too fragile for filming. Part of the material, especially the latter sections of George Ogilvie's correspondence, consists not of incoming letters but copies of outgoing communications with replies entered in journal fashion.
CopiesMicrofilm. Some items could not be copied due to their poor condition. These are indicated in the catalogue.
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