Papers relating to Hugh Cleghorn and other members of the Cleghorn family. The main significance of the collection is the material relating to Cleghorn's business activities, 18th century lectures notes, diaries, and in particular a wealth of material relating to India and Ceylon in the late 18th century.
There are early family papers from 1718-1758; estate papers and titles from 1721; correspondence from 1786-1862 relating to family affairs, Ceylon, St Andrews Volunteer Corps, co-partnery of Campbell and Mack and banking matters in Madras; notes of lectures given by William Cleghorn Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University, 1750s, Adam Ferguson LL.D. at Edinburgh, 1760s, John Millar at Glasgow, 1771 and Hugh Cleghorn, Professor of Civil History in the University of St Andrews, 1786-7; Diaries of Hugh Cleghorn on tour of France, Switzerland and Italy with Alexander, 10th Earl of Home, 1788-90; Diaries and correspondence relating to 1795 expedition to India and Ceylon by Hugh Cleghorn and the Comte de Meuron, 1795-99; Copies of correspondence from Hugh Cleghorn's second Ceylon venture, 1798-99; Hugh Cleghorn Accounts, 1806-27.
Papers of HFC Cleghorn include volumes relating to Madras, India, 1849-1858, and Madras Exhibition 1855, diary relating to HFC Cleghorn's journey through Northern India setting up Forestry Commission, ca. 1861; Personal papers and correspondence; Accounts of Peter Cleghorn and HFC Cleghorn, 1853-74; Papers relating to rebuilding of Stravithy, 1865-68 and plans for additions to Stravithie House, 1896.