Records of Knox and Machray's Royal Mail Coach Office

Scope and Content

Cashbook containing record of coaching accounts of Aberdeen mail and coach firm, Knox and Machray's, 1831 - 1837

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm represented in this collection is probably that known in Aberdeen City Directory for 1837/38, as Knox and Machray's Royal Mail Coach Office, 61 Union Street, William Knox, whose name appears as clerk in the said collection, being also entered therein as a mail and coach contractor at that address. Earlier, in 1825/26, Knox is listed as a clerk in the Royal Mail Office, 63 Union Street; John Dempster then being mail contractor, and Isaac Machray, coach contractor, Royal Hotel, 63 Union Street in the issue for 1831/32.


Single item

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the University in 1968, from Jabez Elliot's Miscellany

Other Finding Aids

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

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Appraisal Information

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Additional Information

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