Miscellaneous documents and letters. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.19.1.35

Dates

  • 1597-1752. (Creation)

Extents

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

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Papers connected with the reduction of the process of forfeiture of George Gordon, Earl of Huntly, William Douglas, Earl of Angus, and Francis Hay, Earl of Errol, 1597. See also Ch.B.40, and ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, volume iv, pages 124-130. (Folio 1.)

    (ii) Mock petition to the Lords of Session, in verse, beginning:

    `The Humble Petition of Mr Robert Cook,

    Having lost all His Means in following his Book,

    He Humbly doeth Show to the Lords of the Seat,

    That he is Like to Starve unless made a Peat.`

    Ends: `Finis 1681`. (Folio 9.)

    (iii) Latin verses entitled: `In foelicem Jacobi Albaniae et Eboraci Ducis [James VII and II] in Scotiam adventum Carmen Congratulatorium`.

    Ends: `Sic orat et optat. G.S.` ?1679. (Folio 10.)

    (iv) Notes by a Member of Parliament for a speech against the Bill for punishing the Provost and City of Edinburgh in consequence of the Porteous Riot. 1737. (Folio 11.)

    (v) `Memorial concerning the Castle of Edinburgh, How far it is a lawful Prison, And what Powers are lodged in the Hands of the Civil Government relating to that Fortress`. 1752. (Folio 15.)

    (vi) `Hints twoards a Settlement of the forfeited Estates in the Highlands of Scotland`. 1752. (Folio 22.)

    (vii) Letter, 1748, of Edward Edlin, Baron of the Exchequer, to Thomas Sherlock, Bishop of Salisbury. Deals with the Forfeited Estates, Episcopalian ministers in Scotland, and the law relating to mines in Scotland, (Folio 26.)

    (viii) Letter, 1752, of Sir John Gordon, and copy of a letter, 1751, to him from his sister, Lady Arniston, concerning the claim of her husband the Lord President (Robert Dundas of Arniston), for money expended by him while Solicitor-General and Lord Advocate. (Folio 29.)

  • Related Materials

    Ch.B.40: Summons to a reduction of the sentence of forfeiture of George Gordon, Earl of Huntly, William Douglas, Earl of Angus, and Francis Hay, Earl of Errol, 1597.

  • Bibliography

    ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, edited by Thomas Thomson and Cosmo Innes (Edinburgh, 1814-1875).

  • 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

    Numbers (v)-(viii) (formerly in the possession of Lord Sidney) were bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1915.

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