Letter from Charles Shaw, Spithead, to his father, James Shaw of Dalquhairn, mentioning that he would be happy if his father laid off horse selling ‘which has been the ruin of us all’, also mentioning that his [naval] ship has taken four prizes and that when he receives his prize money he will send it home. Asks that he does not mention the prizes to Mr Jameson. Also passing on general greetings to friends and family.
Letter from Alex Jameson, Deptford to James Shaw of Dalquhairn, mentioning that James’s son Sandy [Alexander] has arrived and that he is going to spend a few days on board a ship called the [HMS] Drake before he decides if he wants to stay.
Letter [from Alexander Shaw], Plymouth to his father, James Shaw of Dalquhairn, mentioning that ‘I hope dear father you have left that wicked trade of horse dealing which will be your ruin’, also mentioning that Mr Jameson is very kind to him, also mentioning that his ship has taken many rich prizes. Letter incomplete.
Letter from Alexander Shaw, on board a ship [The Princessa?] to his brother, James Shaw of Dalquhairn, advising that he wanted to write before he set off for Jamaica. Also that passing on greeting to family and friends.
Letter from Alex[ander] Shaw, Hull to his father, James Shaw, Dalquhairn, sending greetings to family members.
Letter from And[re]w Dick, Torbane Trees to James Shaw, Dalquhairn, advising that it appears that his brother has lost a copy of his [James’s] Deed of Settlement, but that he will pay the sums required to James’s sons whenever needed.
Letter from Alexander Shaw, Jamaica, to his brother James Shaw, Dalquhairn, advising that he has arrived after an 8 week passage. Passing on greetings to the family and friends. Letter incomplete, text missing.
Letter from John Young, Bridgehouse to Mr [James] Shaw, Dalquhairn, sent to accompany a discharged account. Account missing.
Diary entries [torn from volume] by unnamed person, who is based at Fort George, [Upper Canada] and possibly is serving in the Royal Navy, mentioning weather and wind direction and also a romantic relationship with an unnamed woman whom the writer has asked to marry him. (2 papers)
Burgess Ticket of James Shaw of Dalquhairn, issued by the Provost of the Burgh of Linlithgow, with seal appended
Letter from Thomas Scott, York, Upper Canada to William Arres, Kirkton, Hawick, describing the fashions and accents in New York, also describing his journey up the Hudson River to Upper Canada, also describing conditions in Upper Canada for settlers, also mentioning the prices of meat and other food stuffs.
Letter from Dan[ie]l Hailes,[ London] to Alexander Shaw, surgeon, Falkirk, advising that a draft which was payable by Alexander to W[illia]m Burn was endorsed wrongly and could not be paid out on.
Photocopy of the Memorials of the Clan Shaw containing History of the Clan Shaw
Instructions for making ‘Pulvis Ignis’, probably written by or for Alexander Shaw, Surgeon, Falkirk
Notice of the death of Elizabeth Jamieson, who died that morning, and funeral intimation sent by her husband George Shaw of Bathgate to James Shaw of Dalquhairn
Warrant Issued by the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty’s Navy to Alexander Shaw, ordering that he report as Master Surgeon to HMS Winter
Army Service and Pay Book of Alexander McPherson of the 93rd Regiment.
Printed Notice of death and Intimation of Funeral of William Addie of Drumilzie who died 11 Oct 1775, issued by James Shaw of Drumbouie