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Exploring the papers of the Balfour of Whittingehame family, Earls of Balfour

February 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Society is pleased to present this talk by National Records of Scotland (NRS) Archivists Jocelyn Grant and Tessa Spencer, 2.30 PM on Saturday 17th February, 2024 at the Maitlandfield House Hotel, Haddington.
This talk is most appropriate in our Centenary year as Lord Balfour was the first Honorary President of the Society.

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.

Non members welcome – a small cash donation appreciated


February 17
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Maitlandfield House Hotel
Mill Wynd
Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4FE United Kingdom
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