Records of the Commissioners of the New Edinburgh Gaol and County Court Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute book 1813-1839
  • Letter book 1813-1839

Administrative / Biographical History

The Commissioners of the New Edinburgh Gaol and County Court Rooms , Edinburgh, Scotland, were appointed by an act of Parliament in 1813  entitled: "An Act for erecting and maintaining a new gaol, and other buildings, for the County and city of Edinburgh". They met regularly in the council chambers, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. J A & J L Campbell & Lamond were the commissioners solicitors. The Commissioners appear to have existed beyond 1839 although no records survive.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by function and/or format. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Loan : Thomson, Dickson & Shaw and JA & JL Campbell & Lamond, CS, Edinburgh: 1962

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA)

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Deposited by Thomson, Dickson & Shaw, WS in 1962 with the Economic History Department, Glasgow University. Management of the collection was transferred to the Glasgow University Archives in 1975.


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 037/1 Records of J A & J L Campbell & Lamond


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