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The Royall Cedar, by Frederic van Bossen

Identifier: Coll-1474

Scope and Contents

Unbound copy of a manuscript, Edinburgh 1688, with original stitching. Commences with an elaborate title page with allegorical figures, with shield and decorated borders. There follows a list of authorities used in the writing of the work and a dedication. Van Bossen states that he has made use of an ancient manuscript by John Tulloch, Bishop of Orkney. The work forms a substantial history of Scottish nobility and follows the structure of that laid out in other copies.


  • Creation: 1687-1689


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Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

J. Frederick van Bosen was responsible for The History of the Royal Line of Scotland and of the Noble Families allied thereto; from the most early times, to the year MDCLXXXVIII, 1688.


1 folder

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material acquired March 2013. Accession no: E2013.43.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie 19 August 2013

The Royall Cedar - 17th century manuscript, by Frederic van Bossen - a copy
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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