Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • Early 19th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 342 folios. Folio and under.



  • Scope and Contents

    (i) `The Legend of Linlithgow in 1446, or Love by the Lake Side`, a drama. (Folios 1-35.)

    (ii) `The Heiress of Holyrood and of Stirling Castle. A Melo Drama in three acts `. (Folios 36-74.)

    (iii) `Wooler Lads in Sporting Geer Against the field both far and near, or Fox hunting for ever`, a drama. (Folios 75-96.)

    (iv) `The Kilmarnock Cockatrice or The Smugglers of Dean Castle`, a drama. (Folios 97-126.)

    (v) `Love among the Red Coats or a Trip to Gretna Green. A Military Opera in three acts`. (Folios 127-162.)

    (vi) ‘The Knight Templar, or Jedburgh, Selkirk, and Kelso 60 years ago`, a drama. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 163-291.)

    (vii) ‘Kelso in Days of Yore. A Ghost Story`, in verse. The paper is watermarked 1821. (Folios 292-308.)

    (viii) `Death of William Rufus`, in verse. The paper is watermarked 1834. (Folios 309-320.)

    (ix) `Prudential Maxims written by George Buchanan for ... King James`, translated into English verse. A translation of the Maxims by the Earl of Buchan was published in the ‘Scots Magazine’, lxxiv, 1812, page 55; the original is apparently unpublished. The paper is watermarked 1821. (Folios 321-323.)

    (x) Various verses. (Folios 324-342.)

  • Existence and Location of Copies

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