Letters of Robert Rintoul (fl. 1888)

Scope and Content

The material consists of: letter, written H. M. Mint, Friday, to J. C. Jones Esq., and addressed to 'My dear Jones', soliciting patronage for 'a large Ball that is to be given in aid of distressed Highlanders'; and, letter acknowledging receipt of a little pamphlet and 'taking great interest in Highland matters and having been a bit of an authority on this'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Rintoul may have been the son of Robert Stephen Rintoul (1787-1858), the journalist from Perthshire who started The Spectator in 1828.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection, and Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of national biography. Vol. 16. Pocock-Robins. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1909.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.