A collection of documents detailing the legacies, properties and investments of Edward Caird of Finnart (d.1889), including investment in America, shipping interests, accounts, share certificates, and correspondence 1862-1892.
Messrs Dundas & Wilson CS: Edward Caird's Trust
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Caird was born in Montrose in 1806. He founded Caird (Dundee) Ltd in 1832. His son, James Key Caird took over the business in 1870 and was a noted benefactor; between 1895 and 1914 he gave 240,940 in donations to institutions and organisations within and outside Dundee, and was awarded a baronetcy in 1913. Edward Caird died in 1889.
Records are arranged chronologically within series.
Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.
The records were transferred from the National Archives of Scotland in 1992 (AccM/279).
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Conditions Governing Use
Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.
These papers have been extracted from the collection of Dundas & Wilson, Solicitors, at the National Archives of Scotland.
The material is original.