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History, 17th Century (Scotland)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = AMS

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

"Collectanea Scotica" by G. E. Kinloch

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1130
Scope and Contents This bound volume contains copies of letters, these being: copy of letter by Sir George McKenzie to the Lord Balcarres, 1684 copy letter from Sir George Mackenzie to the Earls of Moray and Middleton copy letter John, Duke of Lauderdale, 1680 copy letter Elizabeth, Countess of Dysart, after Duchess of Lauderdale copy letters Field...
Dates: 1820-1829

Collection of 65 Scottish charters and other documents, from 1402 to 1699, in Latin and Scots, some with seals

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1242
Scope and Contents The collection of 65 Scottish charters and documents, on vellum and paper, is composed of the following: Charter between Alexander, Abbot of Scone, entirely in Early Scots, on vellum, dated 21 August 1402, 270mm. by 160mm., with the suspended complete wax seal of Katherine Paxton. Charter of Robert Logy, burgess of Perth, to Andrew Charters, of lands in Perth, in Latin, on vellum, dated...
Dates: 1402-1699

La.III.75: Esther Inglis, "A Treatise of Preparation to the Holy Supper and of our only Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ", 1608 (dated)

 Item
Identifier: La.III.75
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains a prose religious treatise, copied by Esther Inglis as a gift for Sir David Murray of Gorthy (1567-1629), her friend and companion to the Prince Henry. Sir David Murray was the recipient of three of Inglis’ manuscripts, with this being the first; the others are a Book of Psalms prepared in 1612 (now Wormsley Library, Oxfordshire, BM 1851), and a miniature illuminated manuscript of the Quatrains of Guy du Faur (now British Library, MS...
Dates: 1608 (dated)

La.III.439: Esther Inglis, "Les Quatrains du Sieur de Pybrac", 1607 (dated)

 Item
Identifier: La.III.439
Scope and Contents This manuscript contains the popular religious and moral Quatrains written by Guy du Faur, Seigneur de Pybrac. This calligraphic copy of the Quatrains was produced by Esther Inglis as a gift for the New Year ("pour ses estrennes"), offered to Robert Cecil (1563-1612), 1st Earl of Salisbury. It is one of Esther Inglis’ floral, illuminated manuscripts, which she produces between 1600 and 1608. Within her corpus of...
Dates: 1607 (dated)

Manuscripts from the William Drummond of Hawthornden Collection

 Collection
Identifier: De
Scope and Contents

This collection is some of the manuscripts that William Drummond of Hawthornden collected and is the proportion donated to the University of Edinburgh.

Dates: 1482 to early 17th century

Ms volume of genealogies of Scottish families, drawn up by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1568, Volume: Coll-1802 / SC-Acc-2017-0034
Identifier: Coll-1802
Content Description

This genealogical manuscript volume relating to Scottish families, by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, bears the bookplate of Robert Graham, a literary patron of Robert Burns.


The title-page is noted as...: "A collection of the most remarkable accounts that relate to the families of Scotland, drawn from their own charters [...] By Sir George Mackenzie".


264 manuscript leaves, contemporary quarter calf over boards.

Dates: c 1636-1691

Notebook on legal matters, including copy of transcript of the trial of Capt.John Porteous

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1244
Scope and Contents Much of this notebook contains a part-copy of the transcript of the trial as it was published in Edinburgh, 1818, in - Criminal Trials Illustrative Of The Tale Entitled The Heart Of Mid-Lothian: Published From The Original Record . Also in the notebook are some law notes on Cox v. Coleridge and the Rights of Allornies (or Attornies?); Rex v. Inhabitants of Middlesex; and, the Assizes at Lewes. There are also notes from Lacon, or Many...
Dates: 1818-1824

Scott Moncrieff family letters and legal documents

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1803
Content Description The archive contains many letters from, to, and between members of the Scott Moncreiff family including Robert Scott Moncreiff of Fossaway and his wife, Susan, and others of the family. The letters are mostly 19th century, some 18th century, and earlier.There is also a quantity of manuscript letters, legal documents, and printed matter relating to the Scott Moncreiffs of Yair and Fossaway, Perthshire... including instruments of sasine, and share certificates, the former in favour...
Dates: 1662-1860

Section I. Documents of Scottish literature and history, 15th century-18th century

 Series
Identifier: La.I
Scope and Contents Documents of Scottish literature and history constitute Section I of the Laing Collection with shelfmarks La.I. The collection contains historical documents and royal letters from the time of King James III to the Union of Scotland with England in 1707. There are documents with original autograph signatures or holograph documents by various statesmen and noblemen, and papers relating to, and letters by, ecclesiastical persons. This Section also defines a band of material including papers,...
Dates: 15th century-18th century