Papers of John Waldie of Hendersyde (fl. 1820)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-524
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      6 manuscript volumes, 21 letters and notes. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location
      Dc.5.118-120; Dc.6.113-115; Gen. 1982/21: Gen. 2042/7-26

Scope and Content

The material consists of: a letter to Waldie from the Duke of Leeds about the wall at Hendersyde Park, 1844; lectures taken down, 1798-1800; correspondence addressed to Waldie including verses The tears of Scotland, Elegy on the death of Mrs. Waldie, Charade by Lord Minto, Charade by Lady Minto, Charade by Lord J. Russell, and Charade by Lady J. Russell; and, material relating to a tour to Italy including an itinerary of social engagements from 16 November 1844 to 27 April 1845, and a list of deaths in Rome of acquaintances or friends from April 1837 to November 1845.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hendersyde Park is in Ednam parish, Roxburghshire, and a short distance north east of Kelso.

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 material contained in the collection.

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.

Related Material

The local Indexes show reference to lectures on universal history given by Lord Woodhouselee, taken down 1800-1801, at Dc.6.115.

Personal Names