Gender History Datasets

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Study Number 3628: Marital Breakdown in Scotland, 1684-1832: The data consist of transcriptions of the gist of all successful and unsuccessful cases of divorce, separation, nullity and simple adherence in the process papers and registers of decreets for the Edinburgh Commissary Court between 1684 and 1832. Topics covered include marital breakdown and domestic violence.

Study Number 3654: Mathematical Women in the British Isles, 1878-1940: The dataset consists of a complete listing of all women honours graduates in mathematics (circa 2500 individuals) sorted by university, year and class of degree. It also includes some biographical information (especially concerning subsequent academic achievement), and an indication of whether an individual published. The numbers of male mathematics graduates, sorted by university, year and class of degree, are also included for the purpose of comparison.

Study Number 3970: Marriage Litigation in Scotland, 1694-1830: The data consist of transcriptions of the gist of all declarator of marriage and declarator of freedom cases between 1684 and 1830 in the process papers and registers of decreets of the Edinburgh Commissary Court (or, where the papers were missing, in printed Session Papers in the Signet Library). here are 506 declarator of marriage and declarator of freedom cases, plus 24 cases of legitimacy and bastardy, raised when one or both parents were dead.

Study Number 4066: Defamation in the Lothians and Argyll, 1750-1800: The data consist of transcriptions of the gist of all cases of scandal between 1750 and 1800 in the process papers and registers of decreets of the Edinburgh and Argyll Commissary Courts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Study Number 3628: Marital Breakdown in Scotland, 1684-1832: The aim of the project was to transcribe and analyse the records of all cases of divorce, separation and annulment in the Edinburgh Commissary Court between 1684 and 1832 (the period for which registers of extracted decreets are available).

Study Number 3654: Mathematical Women in the British Isles, 1878-1940: The aim of this study was to supply some facts about the position and role of women in British mathematics in the period 1800-1940: their access to mathematical training and to career structures within mathematics, and the nature of their involvement with particular emphasis on bibliographical contributions. It is intended to provide a far broader basis for analysis than has previously been available.

Study Number 3970: Marriage Litigation in Scotland, 1694-1830: The aim of the project was to transcribe and analyse the records of all declarator of marriage and declarator of freedom cases in the Edinburgh Commissary Court between 1684, when a register of extracted decreets began to be kept, and 1830, when the court was wound up and its functions transferred to the Court of Session.

Study Number 4066: Defamation in the Lothians and Argyll, 1750-1800: The aim of the project was to transcribe and analyse the records of all cases of scandal (i.e. defamation) in the Edinburgh and Argyll Commissary Courts between 1750 and 1800.

Arrangement

Study Number 3628: Marital Breakdown in Scotland, 1684-1832: Includes plain text 201 files.

Study Number 3654: Mathematical Women in the British Isles, 1878-1940: Includes two tab delimited text files.

Study Number 3970: Marriage Litigation in Scotland, 1694-1830: Includes plain text 136 files.

Study Number 4066: Defamation in the Lothians and Argyll, 1750-1800: Includes 24 tab delimited text files.

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Acquisition Information

Study Number 3628: Marital Breakdown in Scotland, 1684-1832: Leneman, L., University of Edinburgh, Department of Economic and Social History. Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Number: R000235476; R000221706).

Study Number 3654: Mathematical Women in the British Isles, 1878-1940: Davis, A.E.L., Open University, Faculty of Mathematics. Sponsored by Open University.

Study Number 3970: Marriage Litigation in Scotland, 1694-1830: Leneman, L., University of Edinburgh, Department of Economic and Social History. Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Number: R000237022)

Study Number 4066: Defamation in the Lothians and Argyll, 1750-1800: Leneman, L., University of Edinburgh, Department of Economic and Social History.

Note

This record was compiled by David Borg-Muscat, UK Data Archive.

Record entered by Nadeem Ahmad of Qualidata, UK Data Archive, University of Essex.

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Custodial History

At various dates depositors placed their material with the History Data Service, UK Data Archive.

Additional Information

History Data Service, UK Data Archive, University of Essex.