File 011 - Glendaruel estate papers

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Glendaruel estate papers


  • 1789-1852 (Creation)

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(1902 - [1985])

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Letter, Glendaruel, 15th March 1791, and Rentals, collected up to February 1791, submitted by Major Colin Campbell to his brother Colonel John Campbell of Glendaruel who was then Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Montreal.
Letter, Glendaruel 1st January and Greenock 10th January 1797, Major-General Alexander Campbell of Glendaruel to his brother Duncan Campbell in Montreal, with news of the widow of their late brother John (died 1795) and their brother Colin.
Copy of Memorial, 1789, Major Colin Campbell, late of the 71st Regiment to Sir George Yonge, His Majesty's Secretary for War, requesting a full pay position in a regiment.
Letter, Chidabucto, Nova Scotia, 10th May 1791, John Stewart to Major Colin Campbell, late 71st Regiment of Foot, regarding business transactions made on his behalf (see also CG/009 (ALC 14)).
Letter (undated) by Captain J Campbell, Paymaster, 41st Regiment in New York to "My Dear Colonel", regarding missing unanswered correspondence and outstanding debts.
Memorial written by John Menzies (undated) outlining his life in Ireland and France; Notebook containing accounts, 1808-10.
Correspondence, dated Orchard 28th December 1811, Orchard Park 8th February 1812, and Ardinslate 4th February 1813, between Duncan Campbell of Glenadruel and the tenants or tacksmen regarding the building of dykes and cutting of ditches.
Estimate, Little Daling [Dhaling, near Dunoon], 16th July 1812, James McLaurin to Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding the improvements to the Kirn creek.
Copy of letter, Glendaruel, 24th March 1813, from Isaac Holder outlining his terms for the purchase of the woods on the estate; Brief note by David Hyde, undated, regarding a missive he had recently received concerning the property of Orchard (see also CG/008 (ALC 12), CG/009 (ALC 14) and CG/014 (ALC 13)).
Letter, undated, M Campbell to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding goods supplied by Mr Johnston and consigned to the ferryman at Colintraive.
Letter, South Hall, 1st April 1815, John Campbell of South Hall to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding a bridge and canal between the estates at Camquhart with work being done by Lawrie the mason, also putting off a visit to Glendaruel because some of the children have measles, and passing good wishes on to the "old lady" (Mrs Lilias Campbell).
Letter, Robols [Robolls, Islay], 20th December 1815, Archibald Campbell to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding the settling of affairs relative to Ardnahow, including the payment to Sandy Campbell, and mentioning Archibald's "poor sisters in Jura".
Two letters, undated, John Campbell of Ormidale to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel regarding repairs to the Kilmodan manse.
Letter, Portnessock, 14th March 1816, Archibald Livingston to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel about the schooling in the glen.
Letter, Ormidale, 20th May 1816, John Campbell of Ormidale to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel regarding an offer for the fishing rights.
Letter, Greenock, 5th March 1817, Robert Shaw to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, outlining the conditions regarding him taking the lease of Clachan [of Glendaruel] public house.
Letter, Glendaruel House, 26th March 1819, Miss Elizabeth Campbell of Glendaruel to Alexander Douglas, outlining the terms of his lease of the Inn at Clachan of Glendaruel for the next eleven years.
Letter, Orchard, 20th April 1821, James Stewart to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel regarding the roup of Ardinslate and the reletting or Orchard Park Farm.
Letter, Greenock, 23rd April 1821, from A Hamilton, representing Mr D Hyde's estate, to James Stewart at Orchard Farm, concerning the postponement of the roup of Ardinslate.
Medical prescription entitled "Directions for Mr John Campbell", written by Dr George C Monteath, Glasgow, 12th May 1821.
Letter, Florence Hall, Trelawny, Jamaica, 2nd May 1821, Charles Campbell to Miss Elizabeth Campbell of Glendaruel, a newsy letter mentioning sending kegs of local foods back and forward, Colin Campbell of Strachur and his immediate family, and his cousin A D Campbell.
Letter, Sandbank, 14th January 1822, Dugald McKinlay to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding the non payment of Matthew Barr's account.
Letter, Edinburgh, 5th February 1822, John Campbell quartus WS to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding various business transactions including dealings with the Campbells of Kilberry and Mungo Nutter Campbell's proposed acquisition of the Halfton estate.
Bill for books and stationery purchased from William Scott, Printers, Booksellers and Stationers, William Street, Greenock, by Miss Elizabeth Campbell of Glendaruel, 30th April 1822.
Letter, Dumbarton,6th June 1822, Archibald Campbell, Sannaig, Jura, to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding business with a Mr Muir.
Letter, Inveraray, 18th October 1822, Colonel Donald Campbell, Knocks [tacksman of Knock, on Mull] to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, acknowledging £10 sterling to be passed on the a Widow McKinnon.
Letter, Orchard Park, undated, Mungo Nutter Campbell to Miss [Jane?] Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding his settling in at Orchard and carrying out refurbishments (see CG/016 (ALC 1)).
Current account statement for 1826, settled by Archibald Campbell of Glendaruel and his factor Peter Campbell on Robert McKenzie, Inveraray, 31st October 1828.
Letter, Dunoon Manse, 12th May 1827, James Stewart in Orchard to Miss Campbell of Glendaruel, seeking closure of his account, with her response.
Copy of letter, Abingdon Street, Westminster, 2nd February 1828, James Chalmers, solicitor to "Sir" [Campbell of Glendaruel's solicitor] regarding an appeal against a finding on the ferrying rights of Glendaruel from Kirn against the rights of Campbell of Ballochyle's ferry from Dunoon.
Letter, Ardfin House, Jura, 18th June 1828, James Campbell to Miss Campbell, care of Colonel Limond, Cheltenham, mentioning her father's recent decease and her grandfather still having an interest in Ardnahow, although he had no house there.
Letter, Edinburgh, 29th January 1827, Robert MacKenzie WS to Miss Jane Campbell of Glendaruel, acting on behalf of her brother (Archibald) Campbell of Glendaruel, regarding monies due from the estate of the late J K Campbell (formerly John Campbell quartus WS) and mentioning the involvement of Dr James Campbell, younger of Jura.
Letter, Edinburgh, 24th June 1828, Robert MacKenzie WS to Miss Jane Campbell of Glendaruel then residing c/o Limond, Pitville, Cheltenham, regarding business affairs such as James Stewart (in Orchard) rental deductions, and settling her brother Duncan's debts in Liverpool.
Letter, 13 Cecil Street, The Strand, London, 20th March 1839, Duncan Campbell to his sister Jane (by this time married to Thomas Stewart), seeking more funds to take him back to his sheep farm in Tasmania.
Receipt, 27th May 1844, by James McGibbon, farmer, late of Garvie, for money received from Captain [Archibald] Campbell of Glendaruel for the stock at Garvie, Archibald Douglas of Glenfinnart also mentioned.
Memorandum of Lease, Glendaruel House, 31st December 1852, A Campbell and Lauch'd Gillies of eleven years for the lease of Auchdachiranmore [now Ardacheranmor] Farm.
Letter, date and place torn off but written in Falmouth after the sender's ship was turned back by inclement weather in the Bay of Biscay, J J S to Lieutenant Archie Campbell, 42nd Highlanders in Gilbralter, with news including the suitable affections of Miss Hume "a beautiful waltzer".

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      Colin Campbell, brother of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th lairds of Glendaruel, died in 1799, but according to LG and Harvey Johnston he died on active service in North Carolina in 1779.
      Dr George Cunninghame Monteath was a son of the minister of Houston Parish and one of the founders of Glasgow Eye infirmary in 1824: he died on the 25th January 1828, aged 39 [memorial, Houston Churchyard] and his widow Ann Colquhoun Cunninghame, daughter of the laird of Craigends, became the third wife of the 7th Duke of Argyll when they married in 1831: the prescription for young John Colin Campbell contains an interesting description of the use of leeches.
      A D Campbell, cousin of Charles Campbell, Florence Hall, Trelawny, Jamaica was Glasgow merchant Andrew Donaldson Campbell (1777-1852), who lived in a property named Ashcraig in the Ayrshire coastal village of Skelmorlie and was a cadet of the Craignish Campbells [Editor's note: see Glasgow University Library Special Collections. For the lineage of this Charles see Herbert Campbell's Ballachlaven pedigree].
      The 1828 letter shows the recently deceased Neil Campbell's father still tacksman of Ardnahow in Islay, and that there were still relatives in Jura. Archie, later Colonel Archibald Campbell of Glendaruel, married Miss Elizabeth Limond Hume.


      Duncan Campbell, 1st of Glendaruel, died the following year, 12th October 1776; some Evanachan tenants' names mentioned.
      Feu duty paid to the 5th Duke in 1802, £60 - 19 - 10 halfpenny, with breakdown of monies paid on each part of the estate. Signet seal of John Campbell quartus WS, later John Kirkpatrick Campbell, on 1806 letter is well preserved (he was a member of the Jura family).
      Mrs Black's petition paints a very bad picture of Glendaruel's temperament and relationship with his tenants: Mrs Black was claiming her rights to certain funds belonging to her late husband on behalf of herself and her children.
      The feu duties of £99 - 10 - 11 paid for Glendaruel in 1822 may be compared with the above from 20 years earlier. Regulations for weighing machine includes list of tenants with their expected contributions to the cost as part of their rentals, and changes to tenants' names in 1840. List includes the Teinds Parsonage and Vicarage payable from each farm, but no tenants' names.

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