The Argyll Papers are the family and estate archive of the Campbell family, dukes of Argyll. One of the most important private archives in Britain, it is a rich resource for Scottish and British history from the 13th to the 21st centuries, and attracts researchers from all over the world. A small selection of the archives' treasures will be on display.
The archive is housed in Cherry Park, an elegant 18th century Palladian style farm steading, designed for the 5th Duke of Argyll by John Adam and Robert Mylne, with some early 19th century alterations by Joseph Bonomi.
Free guided tours of Cherry Park are scheduled for 12.00pm & 2.00pm on Saturday 23 September.
A free workshop on reading old Scottish handwriting is offered at 3.00pm on Saturday 23 September.
There are 12 spaces for each tour and 5 spaces for the workshop. Advance booking is essential – please email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone: 01499 302698 to book.
Architect: John Adam, William Mylne
Building Date: 1759-60, 1770s