Papers of James Wilkie

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection includes personal papers dating from his student days, journals of national and local events, notebooks, as well as press cuttings, correspondence and photographs, as well as material relating to his strong interests in Fife history, and his poetry, much of which was published.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Wilkie was a Solicitor and antiquary in Leven, Fife. His publications included The Benedictine monasteries of Northern Fife in history and tradition (Edinburgh, 1927), The blessed isle: some notes on the story of Iona (Aberdeen, 1913), Bygone Fife, north of the Lomonds, (Edinburgh, 1938), Historic Musselburgh (Edinburgh, 1919), Saint Bride: the greatest woman of the Celtic church (Edinburgh, 1913).

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted. Special conditions apply to photographs.


Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

No list.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents. Special conditions apply to photographs.

Appraisal Information

This material has yet to be appraised in line with standard GB 227 procedures.

Custodial History

Accessioned in 1975.

Geographical Names