Emigrant Letters of John Ronaldson (fl. 1852-1854)

Scope and Content

Correspondence from John Ronaldson to family in Fife, Scotland, both during his journey to North America and from East Braintree in Massachusetts USA, and from Skagticoke (Schaghticoke). The material is in the form of typescript copies and photostat copies of manuscript letters.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Ronaldson emigrated to North America in the 1850s, travelling from Greenock, on the River Clyde, Scotland.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Material acquired January 2003, London School of Economics, Accession no. E2003.1.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

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.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted

Archivist's Note

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


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.