Accounts of Mary and William Somerville and related papers, and correspondence regarding business matters affecting the Somerville and Greig families, 1808-1876 and n.d.
Folder MSBUS-1: statements of account with John Murray, Publishers, and related papers regarding Mary's publications, 1829-1851
Folder MSBUS-2: statements of account with John Murray, Publishers, and related papers regarding Mary's publications, 1852-1873
Folder MSBUS-3: letters received by Mary, William, Martha and Mary [C] Somerville and Woronzow and Agnes Greig from John Murray, Senior, and John Murray, Junior, and related papers, mainly regarding Mary's publications, 1830-1875 and n.d.
Folder MSBUS-4a: letters received by Mary from J.B. Pentland regarding work on editions of Physical Geography, 1850-1869
Folder MSBUS-4b: letter from J.F.W. Herschel to Martha Somerville regarding John Murray’s decision to stop work on On Microscopic and Molecular Science, 23 Jan 1868, incorporating a copy of a letter of 6 Jan 1868 from John Murray to Herschel on the subject
Folder MSBUS-5: letters received by Mary Greig (later Somerville) from Charles Greig, 9 Jul 1808, and Charles Bell, 2 Feb 1809, regarding dividends and interest paid on investments
Folder MSBUS-6: letters received by Woronzow Greig from John and Jean Paterson, 1834-1839, regarding the sale and purchase of property and Greig’s interests in Russia
Folder MSBUS-7: letters received by Woronzow Greig and Martha and Mary [C] Somerville from George and Thomas S[omerville] Rutherford and James Graham, 1849-1866, regarding their interest in the will of Rev (Thomas) Somerville, and other financial matters
Folder MSBUS-8: Somerville and Greig family accounts and other financial papers, 1841-1868, including:
- letters and papers concerning William Somerville’s grant of power of attorney to Woronzow Greig, 1840-1841
- copy of a letter from Woronzow Greig to his mother and William Somerville summarising their financial situation, 10 Nov 1847
- estimates of expenditure by the Somervilles and scheme for saving prepared by Woronzow Greig, n.d. 
- statements of William Somerville’s debts, 1847-1850
- statement of Woronzow Greig’s account with Martha Somerville 1848-1851, 1851
- lists of bills, expenses and household accounts, 1848-1850
- note from Mary to Woronzow Greig instructing him to sell their Canadian property, 29 Nov 1862
Folder MSBUS-9: letters from James Tait, trustee of the estate of Mrs Janet [Somerville] Elliot, to Mary and [Martha] Somerville, and related papers, mainly regarding income from the estate, 1865-1873
Folder MSBUS-10: list of securities held by Woronzow Greig on behalf of his mother, Apr 1862; letter from Samuel Danks, [solicitor], to Mary concerning the appointment of an executor of her will in place of Woronzow Greig, and other actions required as a result of his death, 13 Nov 1865; copies of correspondence between James Graham, John Cook, Samuel Danks, and Martha Somerville, and related papers concerning the possession and tenancy of a property sold by Sir William Fairfax, 1866 and n.d. [1866 and 1869?]
Folder MSBUS-11: letters received by Martha Somerville from Robert Glehn, 1866, 1876 and n.d., regarding investments and other matters following the death of Woronzow Greig
- Creation: 1808-1876 and n.d.
1 box (12 folders)
Language of Materials
Dep. c. 373