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Manuscript entitled 'Ane Compend off some practiques before the Lords since his Ma[jes]ties cuming home to Scotland ych was in ano 1660' by James Huttone, c 1686

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0126

Scope and Contents

Notebook of 140 unnumbered pages containing an alphabetically arranged and ordered law manual / compendium. It is an easily portable, utilitarian object, and appears to be the work of the scribe James Hutton. It carries the bookplate of Robert Dundas, Lord Arniston, and was presumably used by him as a reference book.
This kind of manual was essential for judges and lawyers to keep up with the legal changes that followed the Restoration in 1660: Charles II, in attempting to restore order, overturned many innovations of the Interregnum (1649-1660). This required much upheaval in those laws created during the previous decades.

Dates

  • c 1686

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Contemporary full sheep, rubbed and worn, text block held by rear joints, earlier leaves detached, some damp staining.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 volume

Custodial History

The manuscript carries the bookplate of Robert Dundas, Lord Arniston. Dundas was granted, about 1680, a lion and an elephant; the latter indicating connection through marriage to the Oliphant family. This branch of the Dundas clan, produced many notable judges and lawyers, Robert being no exception: he was appointed judge of the court of session in 1689, and sat on the bench for 30 years.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in May 2018. Accession no SC-Acc-2018-0126.

Physical Description

Contemporary full sheep, rubbed and worn, text block held by rear joints, earlier leaves detached, some damp staining.

Dimensions

193 mm x 110 mm x 21 mm

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in October 2018, using information from the seller.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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