By Tessa Spencer, 2.30 pm Saturday 17th Feb 2024
In 2022, National Records of Scotland (NRS) in Edinburgh bought the papers of the Balfour of Whittingehame family, Earls of Balfour, on behalf of the nation. Before its purchase, the collection had been on loan to NRS from the family since the 1960s. It is a remarkable archive which offers insights into the life of an influential Scottish family over a long period of history.
This talk will provide an overview of the contents of the Balfour collection, explore links to East Lothian and provide guidance on how you can access the papers in the Historical Search Room at General Register House in Edinburgh.