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Erskine, James, 1722-1796 (Lord Barjarg and Alva | Scottish lawyer)



  • Existence: 1723 - 1796


James Erskine, Lord Barjarg and Alva (1723–13-May 1796) was the son of Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald. He was an 18th-century Scottish lawyer who rose to be a Senator of the College of Justice. He is buried in St Cuthbert's churchyard, Edinburgh.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

MS 13: Saint John Gospel (glossed) [Bible. John. Latin. Vulgate], first half of the 12th century

Identifier: MS 13
Contents The manuscript contains the gospel of Saint John according to the Vulgate and a set of glosses [i.e. annotations and comments] to the whole text. The first chapters of the gospel are missing and the text begins at John 9: verse 30. The text contained in the glosses is that of the Glossa Ordinaria, an extensive commentary on the Scriptures which was extremely popular in the Middle Ages. It has generally attributed to Walafrid Strabo, abbot of Reichenau,...
Dates: first half of the 12th century

MS 81: Collection of verses of the Bible divided by topics by an unknown author, wrongly identified as John Peckham's Opusculum de Virtutibus et Vitiis, 14th century

Identifier: MS 81
Contents This manuscript has the title Opusculum de Virtutibus et Vitiis, attributed to John Peckham. However, it seems to be a collection of verses of the Bible divided by topics, by an unknown author.ContentsTabula: on fly leaves, start with: De Avertione and end with: Ypocrismi.Prologue: starts on f. 1r...
Dates: 14th century

MS 85: De Doctrina Cordis, religious treatise addressed to nuns, late 14th century

Identifier: MS 85
Contents This manuscript contains the text De Doctrina Cordis, also known as De Dispositione Cordis, De Praeparatione Cordis, and Cordis Instructio. It is a religious treatise addressed to nuns. The book is divided in seven parts, each corresponding to one of the actions required to attune the heart for unity with God. It was originally written in the 13th century, but...
Dates: late 14th century

MS 89: Composite manuscript including eight texts, 12th-14th century

Identifier: MS 89
Contents Contains eight texts written in different hands (at least seven), and at different periods.ff. 1r-63v: 'Salutatio' by Albuinus Eremita or Presbyter [De Virtutibus]f. 63v: Verses and sentencesff. 64r-82r: ‘Meditaciones’ by Pseudo-Bernard of Clairvaux [Meditatio]f. 82v: Sermonff. 83r-88v: ‘Soliloquium de Arrha Animae’ by Hugh of Saint Victorf. 89r: ‘De Spirituali Amicitia’ [incomplete] by Aelred of Rievaulxff....
Dates: 12th-14th century

MS 94: Composite manuscript including five texts, 12th-13th century

Identifier: MS 94
Contents Contains five texts, in several different hands.ff. 1r-28r: Homilies entitled De Laudibus Virginis Matris by Bernard of Clairvauxff. 28v-42r: Sermonsff. 43r-53r: Corpus Iuris Civilis [incomplete]ff. 53v-54r: Song Spe Mercedis et Corone (lyrics and musical...
Dates: 12th-13th century

MS 95: Composite manuscript including five texts, 14th century

Identifier: MS 95
Contents Contains five texts, in several different hands.ff. 1r-3v: short sermonsff. 4r-63v: compilation of religious passagesff. 64r-116r: sermonsff. 117r-133r: ‘Flores in Contemplationem’ by Pseudo(?)-Augustineff. 133v-140r: Anonymous sermonThe texts are described separately, under MS 95/ff. 1r-3v; MS 95/ff. 4r-63v; MS 95/ff. 64r-116r; MS 95/ff. 117r-133r; and MS 95/ff. 133v-140r. ...
Dates: 14th century

MS 101: Dialogi de Miraculis Sanctorum Patrum by Gregory I, also known as Dialogi, 12th century

Identifier: MS 101
Contents This manuscript contains the Dialogi (Dialogues) by pope Gregory I (c. 540–604), also known as Saint Gregory the Great. He was an influential statesman and prolific religious writer, considered doctor and father of the Church, and revered as saint by several Christian traditions. The Dialogi are a collection of miracles and astounding deeds done by saints and other holy people. The text is...
Dates: 12th century

MS 107: Composite manuscript including twenty-four texts, 13th-14th century

Identifier: MS 107
Contents Contains twenty-four texts, in two different hands. This manuscript was made in England and dates from the 13th-14th century; the texts are various religious tracts in Latin, Old French, and Middle English.Flyleaves: Unidentified Latin text and the start of a Contents list in a 17th-century handff. 1r-28v: De Miseria Condicionis Humane (On the wretchedness of the human condition) by Pope Innocent...
Dates: 13th-14th century

MS 125: Decem tractatus astronomiae by Guido Bonatti, 14th century

Identifier: MS 125
Contents This manuscript was created in the 14th century, probably in England or France. It features work by Guido Bonatti, one of the most celebrated astrologers of the 13th century. He lived in Italy, served as an advisor to Frederick II, and was a mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. The manuscript contains Decem tractatus astronomiae (Ten Treatises on Astronomy), which are related to his Liber...
Dates: 14th century

MS 140: Summa Super Titulis Decretalium [incomplete], by Geoffrey of Trani, 14th century

Identifier: MS 140
Contents This manuscript contains a section of a text by 13th century Italian jurist, Geoffrey of Trani. The text found in part in MS 140 is Trani's most famous work, theSumma super titulis decretalium. It is a summary of the Decretals of Gregory IX, an extremely influential text on canon law produced under the direction of Pope Gregory IX in the 1230s, a few decades before the career of Geoffrey of Trani. The copy of Trani's work...
Dates: 14th century