Correspondence of the Reverend James Morton. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1811-1875, undated. (Creation)


  • 251 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    ii + 249 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Letters, 1811-1875 (folio 1), chiefly about John Leyden, the publication of his life and works and the sale of his books and manuscripts, but including several dealing with the Reverend James Morton's own affairs and an account of Van Diemen's Land, extracted from a letter (folio 175);

    (ii) Newspaper-cuttings relating to John Leyden, 1811-1861 (folio 193);

    (iii) Youthful letter of Morton and list of woven goods, undated (folio 207);

    (iv) Extracts from letters of Leyden, the originals or complete copies of which are in other volumes of this collection (folio 210); list of books (folio 212); list of poems of Leyden (folio 214);

    (v) Account of John Leyden's life by Robert, similar to that at folio 29 (folio 218);

    (vi) Remarks on the 'Complaynt of Scotland' (folio 220);

    (vii) Undated letters regarding Leyden (folio 224);

    (viii) A variant of the song 'The Old Courtier', and 'The Hunting in Chevy Chase' (folio 233); various notes (folio 245).