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Section V. Laing Charters, 854-1837

Identifier: La.V

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.


  • Creation: 854-1837


Language of Materials

English, Latin

Conditions Governing Access

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3326 items

Other Finding Aids

Edinburgh University Library, David Laing, John Anderson (ed.), Calendar of the Laing Charters, A.D. 854-1837, belonging to the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh: J. Thin, 1899).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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