Scope note: John Tailyour's business papers comprise 32 letters and his five account books. The business papers relate to his estates in Scotland, particularly Kirktonhill. Several letters between Tailyour and his good friends Thomas Renny and Peter Ballantine contain accounts and vouchers. Tailyour wrote two letters to John Baveridge. Also included are several bonds procured in Scotland and additional contracts. For accounts regarding his estate, consult series II and III.
Tailyour's account books are divided between his pre- and post-1792 finances. Those prior to 1792 focus on his Kingston estate and his accounts regarding trade and personal expenses. Those after 1792 relate to his Scottish estates, particularly Kirktonhill and Craigo. His account journal for Kirktonhill includes personal, estate, and expense accounts, as well as several bills, receipts, and accounting balances.
John Tailyour & T. Renny Accounts, 20 June 1793-1 May 1799
John Tailyour & T. Renny Vouchers, 1806-27 December 1806
John Tailyour & P. Ballantine Accounts, July 1797
John Baveridge Accounts, 1797-1801
Scotland Bonds, 14 June 1798-13 December 1806
Contracts, 1811 2 November 1808-2 December 1811
John Tailyour Account Journal, 1789
John Tailyour Account Journal, 1790
John Tailyour Account Journal, 1798-1805
John Tailyour Account Journal, Kirktonhill, 1805-1813