Miscellaneous papers of the family of Dundas of Dundas. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
Adv.MS.80.7.2
Level of Description
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Dates

  • 17th century-19th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    71 folios.

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Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the volume are as follows:

    (i) `Vtrum Episcopus Romanus sit Antichristus necne? Problema Theologicum de quo ... M. Thomas Londius publice respondebit in Scholis Theologicis Academiae Andreanae, 29 July 1602.` A version (with some additional matter) of the text printed by R Waldegrave (folio 1).

    (ii) Catalogue of books belonging to Laurence Dundas, Professor of Humanity, Edinburgh, with places and dates of publication, 1735 (folio 7).

    (iii) List of books, with prices, bought by George Dundas of Dundas from the catalogue in section (ii), above, ?1735 (folio 13).

    (iv) Rank roll of Captain Wilkinson’ s company, 1759 (folio 15).

    (v) Plan for deploying an army of 80,000 men by -- Grant of Blairfindy, colonel in the Légion Royale, with critical comments by Paul Gédéon Joly du Maizeroy, 1771 (folio 16).

    (vi) Memorial in behalf of sundry persons ... in Midlothian, 1772. It concerns the excessive number of dogs in the shire (folio 26).

    (vii) Instructions (2 copies) for officers recruiting Colonel Dundas`s regiment, 1779 (folio 31).

    (viii) List of books on military discipline, 1779 (folio 35).

    (ix) Return concerning the strength of Colonel Dundas`s Regiment, 1780 (folio 38).

    (x) List of officers and seamen aboard the ship `Winterton` (folio 40).

    (xi) Memorial concerning the descendants of Francis, 2nd son of Sir James Sinclair of Murchil, 1790 (folio 42).

    (xii) Contemporary copy of a speech of Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown, 1800 (folio 44).

    (xiii) Note on the history of Port Edgar, 1822 (folio 46).

    (xiv) Memoranda concerning the law of Prussia relating to the enlisting of Prussian subjects by foreign powers, and the laws of neutrality, circa 1855 (folio 48).

    (xv) Notes on the family of Dundas taken from ‘Family Records of the Bruces and the Cumyns’ (folio 52).

    (xvi) Poem headed `In obitum praematurum Henrici serenissimi Britanniae principis Threnodia`, 17th century (folio 53).

    (xvii) Recipes for the brewing of ale, for the Earl of Marchmont`s elixir, and for eye-water, 17th and 18th centuries (folio 55).

    (xviii) Specimen of calligraphy, 18th century (folio 59).

    (xix) Notes on musical theory, 18th century (folio 60).

    (xx) Notes on Scottish weights and measures, 18th century (folio 62).

    (xxi) Instructions concerning ships’ signals, 18th century (folio 66).

    (xxii) Impression of seal, possibly of William, Lord of Douglas (succeeded 1330), with accompanying note, 19th century (folio 10). See ‘Scottish Heraldic Seals’, volume ii, page 317.

  • Bibliography

    `Vtrum Episcopus Romanus sit Antichristus necne? Problema Theologicum de quo ... M. Thomas Londius publice respondebit in Scholis Theologicis Academiae Andreanae, 29 July 1602.` (Edinburgh: R Waldegrave, 1602).

    Bruce, M E Cumming. ‘Family Records of the Bruces and the Cumyns’ (Edinburgh, 1870).

    Stevenson, John Horne, and Marguerite Wood. ‘Scottish Heraldic Seals’ (Glasgow: privately printed, 1940).

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