Papers regarding Clementina Stirling Graham, collected by Henny King

Scope and Content

Photocopies and transcripts by Henny King of personal correspondence of Clementina Stirling Graham c.1863 - 1875; play written by Henny King on the life of Clementina Stirling Graham entitled Mystifications.

Administrative / Biographical History

Clementina Stirling Graham, of Duntrune, was the author of Mystifications, edited by Dr John Brown, physician, and friend to Mrs Graham, which was published in 1865 (originally privately published in 1859). Kin to John Graham of Claverhouse (Viscount Dundee), Clementina spent her time between Edinburgh and Duntrune and was awarded a medal from the Highland Society for her translation from the French of The Bee Preserver. Through the Edinburgh circle of Whigs she had social relations with Jeffrey and Cockburn, but mingled freely with all classes of society. Her charity and wit has been documented.


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 deposited by Henny King in 1995 (AccM/320).

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Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

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


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Related Material

MS 57/1 Duntrune Estate, Dundee (families of Stirling, Graham, Stirling-Graham, Lacon)

Additional Information

The letters are copies of those belonging to Lord Airlie.