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Grant family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1252

Scope and Contents

Legal documents, mostly leases and warrants relating chiefly to the Grant family of Elchies and Ballindalloch in Moray County, Scotland, including a warrant to seize a rebel, issued in the reign of George II and dated December 18, 1736.

Dates

  • 1671-1760

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from John Grant in 1940.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1252

Overview

Legal documents, mostly leases and warrants relating chiefly to the Grant family of Elchies and Ballindalloch in Moray County, Scotland, including a warrant to seize a rebel, issued in the reign of George II and dated December 18, 1736.

Biographical / Historical

Though the earliest history of the Grant family remains disputed, it is certain that the clan had become very prominent in Scotland by the 17th century. In the late 16th century, the Grant family built the castle of Ballindalloch. This came into possession of Sir James Grant in the early 18th century. James Grant was a commander in an independent highland company at the time, but would eventually serve in the American colonies during the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution, Grant served as a colonel for the British army.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Grant Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by John Espy
Date
August 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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