File MCC - McCoig, Malcolm, Principal Gardener at RBGE (1782-89)

Identity area

Reference code



McCoig, Malcolm, Principal Gardener at RBGE (1782-89)


  • 1782 - 1789 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

Minimal; ephemera, File containing 3 documents

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

  1. Five page, Autograph document: Copy of Testament Dative & Inventory of the goods and gear of the late Malcolm McCoig, gardener at the Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, dated 1st April 1789
  2. One page, Autograph document: Letter from Henry Paton (Genealogist) to Prof. Balfour, dated 7 March 1908, re: the Testament of Malcolm McCoig – to clarify a name referenced in the document (possibly Ludovick Gerardi)
  3. Printed book extract referring to a proposal to publish a “Flora Edinburgensis” by Malcolm McCoig c.1811

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


File in "Mc." box in main index.

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places