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Papers of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Letters received by Kenneth Murchison

Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Roderick Impey Murchison Gen. 2265



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. He corresponded with people on social and professional matters.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The letters received by Kenneth Murchison consist of:

  • around 205 letters, in 2 bundles (1770-1795)





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