The Smith Family of Dundee

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

  • Burgess Tickets and Flesher Trade Documents. 1754-1919
  • Photographs and Postcard. c 1920s-1930s
  • Book. 1932

Administrative / Biographical History

Several generations of the Smith family were fleshers, and free burgesses and Guild Brothers of Dundee. The most recent member of the family referred to in the documents is George Henderson Smith, who is in one of the photographs of men meeting the Duke of York.


Arranged according to record type.

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

Given to the archives by Pat Fairbanks in February 2009.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper and photographs.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Zoe Ellis, Archive Volunteer, May 2010.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

The items were held by a female member of the family (possibly George Henderson Smith's daughter) who lived in Dundee. On her death they passed to her niece, Pat Fairbanks (the granddaughter of George Henderson Smith).


Not expected.

Location of Originals

The material is original.

Family Names

Geographical Names