Papers of and relating to John Malcolm Bulloch

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  • Reference
      GB 231 MS 0553; MS 0840; MS 0911; MS 0967; MS 0970; MS 1021; MS 1072; MS 2482; MS 2798; MS 3051; MS 3135; MS 3149; MS 3180; MS 3239; MS 3310; MS 3331
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century - 20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English.
  • Physical Description
      GB 231 MS 0553: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 0553: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 0840: 46 items; GB 231 MS 0840: 46 items; GB 231 MS 0911: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 0911: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 0967: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 0967: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 0970: 1 folder; GB 231 MS 0970: 1 folder; GB 231 MS 1021: 1 folder; GB 231 MS 1021: 1 folder; GB 231 MS 1072: 1 folder; GB 231 MS 1072: 1 folder; GB 231 MS 2482: 3 boxes and 1 loose item; GB 231 MS 2482: 3 boxes and 1 loose item; GB 231 MS 2798: 2 boxes; GB 231 MS 2798: 2 boxes; GB 231 MS 3051: 230 volumes and 47 boxes; GB 231 MS 3051: 230 volumes and 47 boxes; GB 231 MS 3135: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 3135: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 3149: 1 file; GB 231 MS 3149: 1 file; GB 231 MS 3180: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 3180: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 3239: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 3239: 1 volume; GB 231 MS 3310: 1 folder; GB 231 MS 3310: 1 folder; GB 231 MS 3331: 5 volumes and 1 folder No physical characteristics affecting use of collection

Scope and Content

Aberdeen University holds many manuscript collections and printed volumes, of, or relating to, John Malcolm Bulloch. There is as yet, no single listing of these items, which were gifted to the University over a long period of time by Bulloch and his successors. The collections described below are readily identifiable as originating from Bulloch, although many other items, especially annotated copies of printed volumes, and manuscript collections assembled in the course of his research, may also be deposited within the University general library stock and Historic Collections.

GB 231 MS 0553 Transcript by John Malcolm Bulloch, c 1914, of the Aberdeenshire and Banffshire Volunteer muster-rolls, 1797-1803.

GB 231 MS 0840 Collection of original autograph letters and other papers of the Gordon family, Aberdeenshire, 1694-1814, compiled by John Malcolm Bulloch, with related biographical and historical notes made by him, re. authors and events.

GB 231 MS 0911 Transcript of diary of David Cargill (1809-43), missionary, Fiji, 1842-43, made by Constance Griffiths in 1920, with an account of the Cargill family by John Malcolm Bulloch. A separate collection level description, containing further details about this deposit is available on the Archives Hub.

GB 231 MS 0967 Small collection compiled by John Malcolm Bulloch, relating to the history and genealogy of the Forbes family, of Ballogie, Aberdeenshire. Includes a pedigree, by Bulloch, of the Forbes family of Ballogie, and transcripts of the wills of Alexander Forbes, 1723 and Thomas Forbes, 1777.

GB 231 MS 0970 Further collection compiled by John Malcolm Bulloch, relating to history and genealogy of the Forbes family, of Ballogie, Aberdeenshire. Many of the notes and genealogies in this small collection were compiled by Harry Pirie Gordon, on behalf of John Malcolm Bulloch (a covering letter is enclosed).

GB 231 MS 1021 Collection of papers compiled by John Malcolm Bulloch, c 1934, relating to John Auldjo (1805-86), FRS, explorer, and the Auldjo family of Aberdeen. The collection includes transcripts of correspondence between John Auldjo (1805 - 1886) and Robert Bulwer-Lytton (1836-66), 1st Earl of Lytton, statesman and poet.

GB 231 MS 1072 Collection of papers and photographs compiled by John Malcolm Bulloch, c 1934, relating to barracks in Aberdeen, 1794-1934. The collection includes an album of photographs of the Aberdeen Company of the Volunteer Medical Staff Corps, and others, 1897 - 1901, which is inscribed To Dr Bulloch, by John Malcolm Bulloch; papers relating to Castle Hill Barracks (1794 - 1934), including transcripts of documents, 1795 - 1899, dealing with acquisition of the land, together with plans of the site and a history of the opening ceremony by John Malcolm Bulloch; papers and photographs relating to the opening ceremony at the Bridge of Don Barracks, 1934.

GB 231 MS 2482/1-3 Personal papers and correspondence of John Malcolm Bulloch, his parents, and other family members, n.d., c 1850 - 1937.

GB 231 MS 2798/1-6 Collected papers and volumes from John Malcolm Bulloch's library, including printed and manuscript works, correspondence, photographs, newspaper cuttings, diaries, etc.

GB 231 MS 3051/1-5 Large collection of research papers, printed volumes, pamphlets and miscellanea, relating to the history and genealogy of the Gordon family, compiled by John Malcolm Bulloch. This collection was assembled during his lifetime's research on the Gordon families of Aberdeenshire, and was widely used in his many publications on the subject. The collection is arranged by format (volumes, research notes, pamphlets, etc.) and by family branch therein.

GB 231 MS 3135 Collection of papers, compiled by John Malcolm Bulloch, c 1890-91, relating to the history of the Student Representative Council in Aberdeen, and at other Scottish Universities. The papers, principally articles and extracts from Alma Mater with some original correspondence, has been pasted into a scrapbook.

GB 231 MS 3149 Newspaper cuttings and 2 letters from J.R.K. Pirie and John Hall Barrow to John Malcolm Bulloch, 1933 - 1934, relating to Alma Mater

GB 231 MS 3180 John Malcolm Bulloch's annotated and interleaved copy of his A History of the University of Aberdeen, 1495-1895 (London: Hodder&Stoughton, 1895).

GB 231 MS 3239 Bound volume of Bon Accord vol. 1( 20 Mar - 23 Oct 1886), with annotations, correspondence and cuttings added by John Malcolm Bulloch

GB 231 MS 3310 Small collection of personal papers of John Malcolm Bulloch, principally newspaper cuttings, 1930s, but including manuscript [?transcript] of David Burnet's, The Portrait of True Loyalty Exposed in the Family of Gordon, with Papers relating to the Siege of Edinburgh, 1689, published in The House of Gordon, vol. 1, ed. by John Malcolm Bulloch, New Spalding Club Publications, 26 (Aberdeen: New Spalding Club, 1903)

GB 231 MS 3331 Personal papers of John M. Bulloch (1867-1938), journalist, 1868-1938, including cuttings book of obituaries and ink sketch of the Don at Dyce.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Malcolm Bulloch was born in 1867 and graduated from the University of Aberdeen, MA 1888. His father, John Bulloch, was editor of the Aberdeen magazine, Scottish Notes and Queries and author of George Jamesone, the Scottish Vandyck (Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1885) and numerous other literary and historical pieces. He followed his father into journalism, beginning his career with the Aberdeen Free Press , but later moving to London, where he worked on various illustrated papers, including The Sketch , The Illustrated London News and The Graphic (of which he was editor). From 1924, he was chief literary critic of Allied Newspapers and a well-known theatre critic. Despite living and working in London, he retained a deep commitment to his roots in Aberdeen, with regular contributions to the Aberdeen University Review , and an active role in the administration and publications of the Third Spalding Club. He died on 6 March 1938, after a short illness.

For further details on his life, career and publications, see obituaries in the Aberdeen University Review , 25, (1937 - 38),195-199.

Arrangement

Only 2 of the collections described above (GB 231 MS 2798/1-6 and GB 231 MS 3051/1-5) have been listed in any detail. The records described therein are arranged by format (manuscript papers, printed volume, pamphlet, miscellanea, etc.)

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

GB 231 MS 0553: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited in the University c 1915; GB 231 MS 0553: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited in the University c 1915; GB 231 MS 0840: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited c 1924; GB 231 MS 0840: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited c 1924; GB 231 MS 0911: deposited c.1938, by John Malcolm Bulloch; GB 231 MS 0911: deposited c.1938, by John Malcolm Bulloch; GB 231 MS 0967: deposited in Oct 1927, by John Malcolm Bulloch; GB 231 MS 0967: deposited in Oct 1927, by John Malcolm Bulloch; GB 231 MS 0970: deposited c 1928, by John Malcolm Bulloch; GB 231 MS 0970: deposited c 1928, by John Malcolm Bulloch; GB 231 MS 1021: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited post-1934; GB 231 MS 1021: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited post-1934; GB 231 MS 1072: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited post-1934; GB 231 MS 1072: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited post-1934; GB 231 MS 2482: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 2482: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 2798/1-6: gifted to the University in Sept 1972, by Miss Barbara Greenhill, John Malcolm Bulloch's niece; GB 231 MS 2798/1-6: gifted to the University in Sept 1972, by Miss Barbara Greenhill, John Malcolm Bulloch's niece; GB 231 MS 3051/1-5: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 3051/1-5: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 3135: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 3135: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 3149: found inside volume of Alma Mater. Accessioned Jan 1984; GB 231 MS 3149: found inside volume of Alma Mater. Accessioned Jan 1984; GB 231 MS 3180: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 3180: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 3239: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 3239: date and source not recorded; GB 231 MS 3310: deposited by A. Pattillo in 1951. Additional deposit in 1988; GB 231 MS 3310: deposited by A. Pattillo in 1951. Additional deposit in 1988; GB 231 MS 3331 deposited by A. Pattillo, via E. Greenhill, 1989.

Other Finding Aids

Summary lists for GB 231 MS 2798/1-6 and GB 231 MS 3051/1-5 are available in the Reading Room, Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk)

Very brief collection level descriptions for all of the collections described above are available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

Alternative Form Available

Typescript of The Portrait of True Loyalty Exposed in the Family of Gordon, with Papers Relating to the Siege of Edinburgh, 1689 (GB 231 MS 0658)

Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

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Accruals

No accruals expected

Related Material

Small collection of papers, plans and photographs compiled by William Kelly (1861-1944), LL D, architect, early 20th c, relating to Glenbuchat Castle, Aberdeenshire, including correspondence with John Malcolm Bulloch (GB 231 MS 2195)

Typescript of The Portrait of True Loyalty Exposed in the Family of Gordon, with Papers Relating to the Siege of Edinburgh, 1689 (GB 231 MS 0658)

Papers of his father, John Bulloch (fl 1865 - 1895), journalist, (GB 231 MS 690, MS 876, MS 930) and of his grand father, John Bulloch (1805-1882), Shakespearean scholar, (GB 231 MS 3614) are also deposited in the University. Separate collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub.

Letters received by John Malcolm Bulloch, 1895 - 1938 (National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division: reference : MSS 9862-64, 21501ii)

Letters from John Malcolm Bulloch to Sir Francis Galton, 1905 - 1906 (London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room: Reference : GALTON NRA 19968 Galton)

Bibliography

Most of the papers described above were used by John Malcolm Bulloch in his extensive local history and genealogical publications. A list of titles has not yet been assembled, but full details of John Malcolm Bulloch's publications held by Aberdeen University Library can be found via the Library catalogue, available on line (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/)

GB 231 MS 0911: for published diaries and correspondence of David Cargill, see separate collection level description for GB 231 MS 0911 (papers of David Cargill)

Additional Information

GB 231 MS 0553 : original records in National Archives of Scotland

GB 231 MS 3310: Original manuscript of The Portrait of True Loyalty Exposed in the Family of Gordon, with Papers Relating to the Siege of Edinburgh, 1689 in Blairs College, Aberdeen (? now in Scottish Catholic Archives)