Miscellaneous letters and documents. Edit




  • 1659-1831. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    105 folios. Folio and under.



  • Scope and Contents

    (i) Letters of, among others:

    Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, to Charles X of Sweden, 1659, asking for help in the defence of his estates;

    James, 2nd Earl of Airlie, to Sir David Ogilvy of Inverquharity, 1672, on financial matters;

    various persons to Alexander Mundell, economist, 1798, 1806, 1811, on legal business;

    Sir George Steuart Mackenzie to William Dundas, 1802, on the appointment of ministers to Gareloch and Applecross;

    Robert Ogle to Joseph Hume, M.P., on the `improper exercise of the office of Lord Advocate during the past 30 years`;

    Sir Robert Dundas to John Robins, 1829-1830, on Viscount Melville`s debt;

    Thomas Cadell to William Blackwood, 1830, on a Trade Dinner Sale;

    the Earl of Minto to Lord Melbourne, and of the Reverend David Aitken to Minto, 1831, on the appointment to the chair of Church History at Edinburgh; and,

    Alexander Blackwood to Samuel Warren, 1834, on the proposed re-publication of an article on the Local Courts Bill.

    Poems of Robert Hogg and John Nevay. (Folios 1-36).

    (ii) Letters to George Chalmers, the antiquary, from:

    Gilbert Buchanan, 1796, on Shakespeare;

    William Anderson, 1796, on literary and historical matters;

    John Craigie, 1806, on Sir David Lindsay;

    Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger, 1810, on Miss Campbell; and,

    Harry Lumsden, 1812, on the Middleton family.

    Notes of George Chalmers and others on Zacharie Boyd`s poems, on Sir George Buc, on Nathaniel Bacon, on the Celtic topography of Scotland, on Sir Balthazar Gerbier, and on the Corbet family. (Folios 37-79.)

    (iii) Notes of George Chalmers on the early history of the Stewart family. (Folios 80-105.)

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.32.

  • Bibliography

    Folios 1-36. `Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscript 34601.

    Folios 37-79. `Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscript 34602.

    Folios 80-105. `Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscript 31886.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    Bought by the Advocates` Library at Sotheby`s, 11 June 1898, lots 1015, 1047-1048.