CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3198
TitlePapers of Gordon family, Earls of Aberdeen, relating to Cromar estate, Aberdeenshire
Date1829 - 1869
Extent11 volumes
Creator NameCromar Estate, Aberdeenshire (fl 1829 - 1869): Gordon family, Earls of Aberdeen (fl 1829 - 1869)
Administrative HistoryCromar Estate, Aberdeenshire, once the property of the Earl of Aberdeen, is now administered by the MacRobert Trusts.
Custodial HistoryThe records were found by the MacRobert Trustees in their offices at Balmuir, Tarland, Aberdeenshire, in 1984.
SourceDeposited in the University in 1984, by the administrator of the MacRobert Trusts
DescriptionNineteenth century estate records from the Earl of Aberdeen's Cromar estate. The collection comprises factory accounts, 1845 - 1870; cash books containing crop accounts, 1829 - 1843 and 1829 - 1862; rental ledgers, 1830 - 1855; crop accounts ledgers, with indexed entries for each tenant and records of payments in money or kind, 1836 - 1869; records relating to Government drainage scheme, arranged by farm name, 1849 - 1850.
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.
Related MaterialSome related records of Cromar Estate were retained by the MacRobert Trustees in 1984. Further details available upon request. (e-mail:
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