Fair copy of `Diplomatum veterum collectio`, being Richard Augustine Hay`s transcripts of charters and other formal documents contained in cartularies of mediaeval Scottish religious houses and the archives of the city of Edinburgh, volume 1. Edit


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  • 1686-1689. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 280 folios.



  • Scope and Contents

    The volume contains transcripts of documents from various sources, including:

    the cartulary of St Mary`s Abbey, Newbattle (Adv.MS.34.4.13), in a different arrangement (folio 15);

    charters of Holyroodhouse, apparently from an unknown source (folio 152); these transcripts were used in ‘Liber Cartarum Sancte Crucis’, those at folios 154 verso-162 verso being printed (in a different order) at pages xvi-xli (passim) of the preface. Some (folios 158-159) are also printed in ‘Analecta Scotica’, i, pages 9-10;

    excerpts from the register of St Giles`s Church, Edinburgh, of which the original is deposited at the Scottish Record Office (folio 163);

    inventories of silverware and other possessions in 1559 of St Machar`s Cathedral, Old Aberdeen (folio 264 verso) and St Nicholas`s Parish Church, Aberdeen (folio 266 verso); these are recopied in Adv.MS.34.1.8, page 187; both inventories are printed in ‘A large new Catalogue of the Bishops of ... Scotland’, pages 74-77, and in ‘Registrum Episcopatus Aberdonensis’, volume i, pages lxxxviii-xci, from Hay`s later transcript; the latter also in ‘Extracts from the Council Register of the Burgh of Aberdeen 1398-1570’, page 320;

    A leaf is cut out between folios 162 and 163. Remains of offsets from two fragments probably of vellum used as reinforcing strips in a former binding are visible in the inner margin of folios 1 and 280 verso.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    Adv.MS.34.4.13: Cartulary of St Mary`s Abbey, Newbattle.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.465.

  • Related Materials

    Adv.MS.34.1.8: Volume on ecclesiastical antiquities, being the first part of a work in three volumes by Richard Augustine Hay on the ecclesiastical and secular antiquities of Scotland.

    Transcripts by Robert Mylne are in Adv.MS.34.3.12 of the following: folios 136 verso-137 at page 431; folios 173-174 at pages 431-432; folios 189-190 verso at pages 428-430; folios 198 verso-199 verso at pages 430-431; folios 201-206, 210 verso-211, 212-213 verso, 218, 221-227, 244 verso-247, 248-248 verso, 249 verso-251 verso, 264 verso-267 verso, 276-277 at pages 384-404, folio 277 verso at page 411.

  • Bibliography

    Innes, Cosmo. ‘Liber Cartarum Sancte Crucis’ (Bannatyne Club, 1840).

    ‘Analecta Scotica’, edited by James Maidment.

    Keith, Robert. ‘Large new Catalogue of the Bishops of ... Scotland’ (Edinburgh, 1755).

    ‘Registrum Episcopatus Aberdonensis’, volume i (Spalding Club, 1845).

    ‘Extracts from the Council Register of the Burgh of Aberdeen 1398-1570’, edited by J Stuart (Spalding Club, 1845).

    Morton, James. ‘Monastic Annals of Teviotdale’ (Edinburgh, 1832).

    The inventory at folio 250 is printed in ‘Monastic Annals of Teviotdale’ by James Morton (Edinburgh, 1832), page 279.

  • Other Finding Aids

    For Robert Mylne’s index to this volume see Adv.MS.34.6.9, folios 326-344.