Papers of the Gauldie Family

Scope and Content

Personal diaries of William Gauldie, schoolteacher, 1845-1922; financial accounts, 1834-1960; business records, 1901-1991; correspondence, 1914-1987.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Gauldie was a miller and lived from 1809 until 1852. His son, William Gauldie (1845–1922), was a schoolteacher and lived at Kinnell in Angus. His son, also William Gauldie (1876-1945), was an architect in Dundee. Kenneth Gauldie served in the First World War before working as an engineer in Glasgow for the Onaway Engineering Co. and later in Edgbaston. In late 1929-early 1930, Kenneth moved to Canada where he lived and worked as an engineer until his death on 16th February 1973.


Papers are arranged as described above.

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


The diaries, financial accounts and the majority of the business accounts relate to these three William Gauldies. The remaining business accounts and the correspondence all relate to the youngest William Gauldie's (1876-1945) two sons, letters from Kenneth to William.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper (letters and notebooks) and one photograph.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Jennifer Johnstone, May 2005. EAD description compiled by Sarah Bland, July 2005.

Conditions Governing Use

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