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Graham of Morphie (msdep36)

Images of the Graham of Morphie collection

The Grahame family traces its history back to the early 12th Century, and the family were styling themselves 'of Morphie' by 1398. By the mid 19th century the estate had passed from the last male heir of Morphie, Francis Grahame, to his cousin, William Barclay of Balmiquuan, on the condition that he and his heirs bear the name and arms of Grahame of Morphie only.

The collection includes papers relating to land tenure, estate administration, legal and financial matters and genealogy and has a run of correspondence from 1733-1952.

It also includes 12 boxes of the papers of John Ewan, an Aberdeen jeweller, from 1767-1821 including a daybook, 1767-1775. His daughter Elizabeth married James Grahame and produced one son, Barron Grahame.

See related collection of Barns-Graham papers (msdep115).

View the online catalogue for the Graham of Morphie Collection (please note that listing is in progress).

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