The records consist largely of domestic papers of two middle-class medical families from Dundee, the Kinnears and the Piries, who also had wide social, educational and other interests, covering the period 1885 to 1935: cashbooks 1890-1921; papers of John Kinnear 1955-1956; papers of Catherine Kinnear 1920s-1933; miscellaneous volumes, including YWCA minutes 1889-1920; David Robert Robertson Illustrations of Scottish Flora 1912-13; Mary Brooksbank Poems and Songs 1935-1955; Thomas Young Poems and Songs 1845.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Catherine Kinnear was a bibliophile and antiquarian. She was a graduate of the University of St Andrews and active in Dundee Civic Trust and the Abertay Historical Society of which she was a founder member and also served as president.
Records are arranged chronologically within series.
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The records were bequeathed to the University together with her collection of books, which now form the Kinnear Local book collection.
Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, February 2002.
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