Assorted letters, with a reciept and instructions by King James III to Sir Alexander Napier of Merchiston. Edit




  • 15th century-1st quarter of 20th century. (Creation)


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



  • Scope and Contents

    Letters of:

    Admiral Lord Ancon (folio 1);

    George Canning (folio 10);

    Robert Clive (folio 12);

    `Alfred Crowquill` (folio 17);

    Allan Cunningham (folio 18);

    King Edward VII (folio 23);

    Lieutenant-General Charles Fleetwood (folio 27);

    Warren Hastings (folio 33);

    George Heriot (folio 35);

    David Hume (folio 42);

    Thomas Jefferson (folio 44);

    Samuel Johnson (folio 46);

    Hugh Miller (folio 59);

    Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore (folio 63);

    Admiral Sir Charles Napier (folio 67);

    Sir Walter Scott (folio 82);

    the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Scotland (folio 89);

    the Duke of Wellington (folio 94);

    Sir Francis Windebank (folio 106); and,

    Thomas Carlyle (folio 108).

    A receipt for Secret Service money signed by King George III and William Pitt (folio 32).

    Instructions by King James III to Sir Alexander Napier of Merchiston (folio 98).

  • Arrangement

    The letters are arranged mostly alphabetically by surname.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.132.

  • 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

    Several of the items were in the collection of Alfred Morrison. The manuscript was presented to the Advocates` Library in 1924 by John Hume, Edinburgh.