Hope, Mann, Todd and Kirk, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh law agents

Scope and Content

Inventories of Writs and Title Deeds, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 1885; papers relating to the Old Infirmary 1738-1885; Surgeons Square 1765-1861;Surgeons Square and George Square papers 1849-1862; miscellaneous papers relating to the Medical Society of Edinburgh 1779-1862; High School Wynd petition 1742; Infirmary Street 1690-1829; Burnbrae (formerly Linhouse) 1837-1883; Sinclair Johnson papers 1927-1940; Sandyhill, St. Andrews 1784-1935; Mrs. Louise Eliza Barron, of Aberfoyle's Trust 1931-1946; Wharton Place 1822-1871; tithes payable to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 1941; rebuilding and enlargement of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 1868; miscellaneous writs and related papers 1837-1894; papers relating to repayment of bonds secured on property 1940-1948

Administrative / Biographical History

This firm was founded in 1836 and transacted the legal business of the Infirmary from that date. After 1873 individual members of the firm were appointed law agents.


Chronological within record class

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

National Archives of Scotland, c1995


Arrangement still in progress

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

Other Finding Aids

Manual partially itemised descriptive list available

Custodial History



No further accessions are expected

Related Material

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (LHB1)