Minutes of the Belles-Lettres Society of Edinburgh. Edit




  • 27 November 1761-7 December 1764. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    31 folios. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    The first three leaves, apparently survivors of a larger number, are bound in the wrong order.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.111.

  • Related Materials

    For a copy of the minutes of meetings from January 1759, when the Belles Lettres Society of Edinburgh was established, to 29 May 1761 see Adv.MS.23.3.4.

  • Bibliography

    It seems clear that this, not Adv.MS.23.3.4, was the manuscript presented to the Advocates` Library by the Earl of Buchan which is mentioned in Somerville, Thomas. ‘My own life and times 1741-1814’ (Edinburgh, 1861), pages 41-42 and the editor`s (incorrect) footnote.

  • 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

    Probably presented to the Advocates` Library in 1811 by David Stuart Erskine, Earl of Buchan (succeded 1767).