Papers of Major Gordon Cochrane Home (1878-1969)

Scope and Content

This largely unsorted collection is composed of: 2 boxes of circa 100 letters from publishers and others, newspaper clippings and other printed matter much of which is about Cyprus, notes, and accounts from the Westminster Bank; and, some 14 bundles of general and private correspondence, and a bundle of 14 diaries up to 1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

The author and artist Gordon Cochrane Home was born in London on 25 July 1878. He was a magazine page editor at the Morning herald 1900, art editor of The tatler 1901, and art editor of The king 1902-1903. Home was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He was a Major in the Royal Army Service Corps, 1914-1920, and served in France and North Africa. He travelled much in North Africa and throughout the then British Empire and later Commonwealth. His published work includes Farnham and its surroundings (1900), The motor routes of England (1909), The motor routes of France (1910), Through Yorkshire (1922), Roman London (1926), Old London Bridge (1931), York Minster (1936) and Cyprus then and now (1960). Gordon Cochrane Home died in 1969.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who's who 1968-1969. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1968.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

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