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Papers of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Personal papers of Kenneth Murchison

Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Roderick Impey Murchison Gen. 2263



Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Murchison | Kenneth | 1751-1796 | surgeon and landowner | father of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison

Biographical History

Biographical History

Kenneth Murchison (1751-1796) was the father of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison. He served as a surgeon in Calcutta from 1772 before returning to Europe in 1784. After travelling for a short time he finally settled back in Scotland, purchasing the estate of Tarradale, Ross-shire in 1788. His wife was Barbara Mackenzie, who he married in 1790. He died when Sir Roderick Impey Murchison was still a child.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Personal papers series of Kenneth Murchison consists of:

  • papers relating to portrait of Kenneth Murchison by Henry Raeburn
  • certificates in surgery, midwifery etc. (1771-1772)
  • probate of will (1796)
  • matriculation of armorial bearings (1788)
  • letters of appointment
  • certificates, contracts and legal papers (1789-1883)
  • letter books (1782-1786)
  • other documents, including those relating to the tutors and curators of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1787-1818)





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