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Section II. Documents of Scottish literature and history, 16th century-19th century

Identifier: La.II

Scope and Contents

Documents of Scottish literature and history constitute Section II of the Laing Collection with shelfmarks La.II. The collection contains ecclesiastical, literary, scientific, legal, military and other miscellaneous papers.

At La.II.210-212, there is an autograph letter from Robert Burns to Robert Cleghorn with the song "Song (O wat ye wha that lo’es me)".

NB: The first one of the listed items, the four fragments of the 'Auchinleck Manuscript' (La.II.I) are now known as MS 218, and are described in detail here.


  • Creation: 16th century-19th century

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24 volumes, 139 boxes, 2 folders, 1 tube (22 linear metres)

Physical Location


Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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