Messrs Dundas & Wilson CS: Edward Caird's Trust

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were transferred from the National Archives of Scotland in 1992 (AccM/279).

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

These papers have been extracted from the collection of Dundas & Wilson, Solicitors, at the National Archives of Scotland.


None expected.

Related Material

MS 60 Caird (Dundee) Ltd, Jute Manufacturers

Additional Information

The material is original.