Miscellaneous papers of and concerning Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1660-1792. (Creation)


  • 112 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    112 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers include ‘The Earl of Gowrie's Conspiracie against the King;s Majesty of Scotland, At Saint Johnstoun upon Tuesday the 5th of August, 1600’, 1751, with annotations by Lord Hailes. The work is inscribed 'This is the narrative printed by authority a few weeks after the death of Gowrie, there are only 24 copies of this impression. Dav. Dalrymple.' For another copy see RB.s.305 (folio 1). Also ‘The City Cleaned and Country Improven’ (Edinburgh, 1760), inscribed to Sir David Dalrymple by 'His Honrs. most Obliged Obedient and Humble Servant Robert Cein' (folio 13). Roll of members of the Select Society, 1756, and list of 'Questions to be debated by the Select Society' (folio 34). Essay entitled 'The Advantages or Disadvantages of Gentlemen of Estates being Farmers', undated (folio 107).