Materials for a Baronetage of Scotland, collected by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges. Edit




  • 1811, or after. (Creation)


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



  • Scope and Contents

    Thirty-nine of the baronetcies created by Charles I are covered; for each is given a brief account of the origin of the family, a fuller account of the holders of the baronetcy, and a description of the coat-of-arms.

    The paper of the manuscript is watermarked 1811. It is probable, therefore, that Samuel Bridges was working on this subject at the same time as, or shortly after, he re-edited Collins` ‘Peerage of England’ (London, 1812). However, he did not publish the work and it was unknown to later writers.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.32.

  • Bibliography

    `Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscript 17465.

  • 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, 16 June 1896, lot 1046.