Papers of James Balfour of Pilrig, Director of the Darien Company. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.3582, folios 101-213
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 1689-1698, 1753, undated. (Creation)

Extents

  • 113 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1942, With Ch.2523-2524, by Mrs Balfour-Geddes, Rimpton, Yeovil.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents include subscription-lists, accounts, lists of ship's equipment, stores, etc., bills, and memoranda, with a few letters. There is also a letter of David Hume to James Balfour of Pilrig, Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh, with a draft reply by Balfour, 1753 (folio 213).

  • Bibliography

    The papers are described and the David Hume correspondence is printed in Barbara Balfour-Melville, ‘The Balfours of Pilrig’ (Edinburgh, 1907).

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