Personal papers of Rev. James Scott, c 1787 - 1810 (GB 231 MS 0868/1 - 4) Personal papers of Rev. James Scott, c 1787 - 1810 (GB 231 MS 0868/1 - 4)A. M. diploma, King's College, Aberdeen, 1787; commonplace book, late 18th c; Aberdeen Almanac, 1800, with MS notes of family events; prayers and sermons delivered by James Scott, 1810 and n.d.
Scott family correspondence, 1822 - 1847 (GB 231 MS 0868/5/1 - 5/5; GB 231 MS 2595) Scott family correspondence, 1822 - 1847 (GB 231 MS 0868/5/1 - 5/5; GB 231 MS 2595)Letters from Hercules Scott to his mother, 1825 - 1837, to his sister, Helen, 1838 - 1839, and to his brother in law, Samuel Trail, 1841; letters from Dr John Scott and his wife to his mother and sister, 1826 - 1847; letters from Helen Scott to her mother, 1822 - 1831; letter from Donald Davidson, Strand, London, to Hercules Scott, King's College, re. the death of John Ogilvie, 1 Jul 1834.
Personal papers of Rev. Samuel Trail and his wife Helen, 1828 - 1875 (GB 231 MS 0868/6 - 10; GB 231 MS 0554) Personal papers of Rev. Samuel Trail and his wife Helen, 1828 - 1875 (GB 231 MS 0868/6 - 10; GB 231 MS 0554) Correspondence from Dr Mearns, Hercules Scott, Lord Arbuthnott, James W.H. Trail, and others, 1828 - 1845 (2 vols.); notebook of daily accounts by Samuel Trail, 1836; household book of Mrs Trail, 1856 - 1865; scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings about the Church of Scotland during the moderatorship of Samuel Trail, 1874 - 1875; printed extracts from the Confession of Faith (Aberdeen, 1844), with MS comments, c 1871.
Personal papers of Professor James W. H. Trail, 1866 - 1918 (GB 231 MS 0039 - 0040; GB 231 MS 0851 - 862; GB 231 MS 864 - 867; GB 231 MS 868/12 - 14; GB 231 MS 871; GB 231 MS 2986; GB 231 MS 2988; GB 231 MS 1035 Personal papers of Professor James W. H. Trail, 1866 - 1918 (GB 231 MS 0039 - 0040; GB 231 MS 0851 - 862; GB 231 MS 864 - 867; GB 231 MS 868/12 - 14; GB 231 MS 871; GB 231 MS 2986; GB 231 MS 2988; GB 231 MS 1035Material relating to James W. H. Trail's expedition to the Amazon, 1873 - 1875; botanical notes and research papers, 1881 - 1918 and n.d.; extracts of botanical notes copied from various sources, 1866 - 1875; copies of professional publications by J.W.H. Trail, 1891 - 1907; autobiographical and genealogical papers, 1918 and n.d.; personalia and miscellaneous papers, 1885 - 1905.
The Amazonia material includes journals and diaries describing his voyage to Para and travels in Amazonia, with details of flora and fauna, of plant specimens taken, list of vascular plants sent to Kew, and details of skin diseases suffered during expedition; together with paper read at various meetings, entitled Notes by a naturalist in the valley of the Amazon, and J.W.H. Trail Amazon collection (containing a list of plant numbers at Aberdeen).
His botanical notes and research papers include printed copies of Kew Arboretum, containing taxonomy notes on Acer and Quercus, 1881 - 1882; printed maps, with annotations, showing flora in Kincardineshire, fungi in Scotland, and marine algae in Scotland, n.d.; notebooks containing descriptive notes on the flora of Northeast Scotland, c 1894 - 1918; fair and working copies of various papers and articles, including Native Flora of Aberdeen parish, subsequently published in James William Helenus Trail: a memorial volume (Aberdeen, 1923); and other misc. research notes, n.d..
The genealogical material includes a copy of James Trail's autobiographical notes subsequently published in James William Helenus Trail: a biographical volume(Aberdeen, 1923), as well as genealogies of various branches of the Trail family, and extensive genealogical notes concerning other families, viz. Arbuthnott, Blair, de Bohun, Borthwick, Campbell, Comyn, Cranstoun, Crichton, Douglas, Drummond, Dunbar, Erskine, Fleming, Forbes, Fraser, Barclay, de Burgh, Fraser of Philorth, Hamilton, Hepburn, Gifford, Gordon, Graham, Gray, Haliburton, Hay, Home, Keith, Kennedy, Lauder, Leslie, Lindsay, Lundy, McDonald, MacDougal, Mercer, Montgomery, Mortimer, Napier, Wylie, Wemys, Wood, Ogston, Ogilvy, Stewart, de Say, Seton, Scrimgeour, Scott, Oliphant, Ramsay, Randolph, Ruthven, Sinclair, Stirling, Wardlaw.
Personalia and miscellanea includes papers re. James W.H. Trail's military service and training, 1885 - 1888; various unidentified photographs, n.d., Linnean Society medal to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker; transcript of Juvat O meminissa beati temporis, subsequently published in Meminisse juvat, ed. by A. Shewan (Aberdeen, 1905); and James Trail's transcripts of David Skene's (1731 - 1770) correspondence, 1751 - 1776 (original correspondence is deposited at GB 231 MS 0038, with an index compiled by Trail: Collection level description for papers of David Skene (1731 - 1770), physician, is available on the Archives Hub)
GB 231 MS 3083 20 boxes of Trail family papers, deposited in 1981, as yet unlisted. Items identified thus far include sermons, lectures, notebooks, commonplace books, and correspondence of Samuel Trail, including addresses to the General Assembly, 1874; Drum divinity bursaries, 1874; maps, notebooks and other papers of James W. H. Trail; photograph album, containing portraits of University staff, students and ?Trail family members; miscellaneous printed papers, including scrapbooks and newspaper cuttings; miscellaneous papers of other members of the Trail family; miscellaneous diplomas.