Genealogical and antiquarian papers of Hilda M. Patterson, of Birkwood, Banchory, Aberdeenshire. The collection has not been fully listed, but items identified thus far include notebooks, mainly genealogical, but including some local history research; genealogical notes; archaeological papers, principally re. her research on Deeside, including off-prints of papers and box of slides used at British Association lecture; and newspaper cuttings and printed extracts, re. genealogy, antiquaries and curios. There is also a small volume of miscellaneous family papers, principally relating to the Leslies of Birkwood, and to the Cornish-Browne family. This includes correspondence; family pictures and photographs; admission of George Read as barber and surgeon in the city of London, 1731; and family Bibles (with family notes).
The principal subject of the genealogical papers in this collection appears to be Hilda M. Paterson's direct family line, i.e. the Leslies of Birkwood, Leslies of Warthill, Setons of Pitmedden, and Hogarths of Woodhill. The material on the Cornish-Browne family comes from Hilda M. Patterson's niece, Miss Cornish-Browne (1913 - 2002), whose mother, Ada Elma Alberta Paterson (Hilda M. Paterson's sister), married Samuel Cornish-Browne, Esq., of Venn, c 1908.