GB 231 MS 0604 - 0606 Papers of John Stuart (1813 - 1877), compiled [principally] in his capacity as secretary of the Spalding Club, 1837 - 1885. These papers have not been fully listed, and covering dates suggest that some material may post-date the Spalding Club's existence and/ or relate to the activities of the New Spalding Club. They comprise a printed copy of Ancient Monuments Bill, 1874, with associated correspondence addressed to John Stuart, 1873-75 (GB 231 MS 0604); papers relating to preparation and publication of The Book of Deer (principally extracts of transcriptions and associated correspondence), 1867 (GB 231 MS 0605); and papers relating to Spalding Club publications, 1837 - 1885 (GB 231 MS 0606).
GB 231 MS 0607-0612 Institutional records of the Spalding Club, 1839-73, comprising minute book, 1839 - 1870 (GB 231 MS 0607/1); treasurer's list, 1840 - 1869 (GB 231 MS 0608); letter book no. 1, 1851 - 1872 (GB 231 MS 0609); cash books, 1840 - 1873 (GB 231 MS 0610 - 0612); and correspondence re. the sculptured stones of Scotland, 1858 - 1865 (GB 231 MS 0612/2).
Institutional records of the New Spalding Club, 1886 - 1888, comprising minutes of Topographical and Archaeological Committee, (GB 231 MS 0607/2); minutes of Church Records Committee, 1886 - 1887 (GB 231 MS 607/3); and minutes of Family History Committee, 1886 - 1888 (GB 231 MS 607/4)
GB 231 MS 848 Single volume containing genealogies of the following Scottish families transcribed for the Spalding Club by James D. Haig, c 1845:
The genealogie of the Grants said to be written by Mr James Chapman, minister of Cromdall in anno 1729 (42 p); the genealogie of the name of Forbes composed by Mr Matthew Lumsden of Tillicarno, anno 1580, and carried on from thence to 1667 by William Forbes of Leslie, and continued by a friend of that noble family and name to the year 1706 (149 leaves); a continuation of the genealogie of the noble family of Arbuthnott by Mr Alexander Arbuthnott, minister at the Kirk of Arbuthnott (35 p); from the mss of the House of Forbes by Lumsden, and improved by Mr William Forbes, Professor of Law in the University of Glasgow (35 p); Leslie of Balquhain and Leslie of Findrassie (20 p); Ross of Arnage, Aberdeenshire (4 leaves); Genealogie of the [Campbell] family of Achinbreck, from Duncan an-adh the 26 in Mr Davidson's genealogy of the family of Argyll, 2 Apr 1741 (47 p); memorial of the ancient family of Strachans, more particularly of the House of Thornton (32 p); Seton of Cariston, Fife, by Christopher Seton, 1800 (26 leaves); the pedigree of Andrew Lumsden [of the Lumsden family, Berwick], Edinburgh 4 Mar 1799 (21 leaves)
The genealogies were intended for publication by the Club; though publication details have not yet been established. Correspondence enclosed within the volume from James D. Haig, 48 India St., Edinburgh, and Advocates' Library, to Joseph Robertson (1810 - 1866), Spalding Club, Feb - Jun 1845, discusses progress being made with the transcriptions, and various difficulties encountered therein. A single letter from ?John Jopp, Edinburgh, to Joseph Robertson discusses the account for Haig's work.
GB 231 MS 0973 Correspondence between Joseph Robertson (1810 - 1866), John Stuart (1813 - 1877), and Patrick Chalmers, relating to Spalding Club Publications, 1847 - 1853. Robertson is the principal correspondent.
GB 231 MS 2264 Records of the Spalding Club, 1839-71; and of the New Spalding Club, 1882-90. Records of the Spalding Club, 1839-71; and of the New Spalding Club, 1882-90. Collection of original manuscripts, gathered in part by John Stuart (1813 - 1877), secretary of the Spalding Club, for use in Spalding Club and other publications, mainly concerning the burgh and county of Banff, and persons and places in Northeast Scotland, 1404 - 1858, including Abercromby of Forglen; William Abernethy of Saltoun, sheriffdom of Forfar; Baird of Auchmedden; Lord Deskford and the Earl of Findlater; Duffs of Braco; Lord Macduff and Earl Hay of Echries; Hay of Rannes; Keith, Earl Marischal; Menzies of Pitfodels; Ogilvy of Banff; Rose of Montcoffer; Sir James Sandilands, [? Lord St. John, preceptor of Order of St John of Jerusalem], of Torphichen.
There is also a collection of correspondence and offprints relating to the activities of the New Spalding Club, its secretary, P.J. Anderson, and the Ancient Monuments Commission, 1882 - 1890, including details of the Club's involvement in preservation and scheduling of sculptured stones at Dyce, Aberdeenshire, 1889 - 1890.