Manuscript volume of poems and prose pieces by Alexander Pennecuik, entitled `The Whole Works of Alexr Pennecuik Gent. Volura 2d`. Edit




  • Circa 1723-1726. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    127 folios. Octavo.



  • Scope and Contents

    The volume also includes the text of ‘Coridon and Cochrania’ (folio 65) and `The Publict and Secret History of the Malt Tax,` 1725 (folio 86).

    The manuscript is in several hands of the 18th century. It was originally paginated, containing pages 215-337 (folios 2-59 and 80-85) and there is an index to these sections (folio 124). Folio 85 verso contains a `List of ye persons who are furnished with my weekly papers`, 1726, and there is also a list of Pennecuik`s works (folio 126 verso).

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.725 (manuscript may not have been filmed in full).

  • Bibliography

    Some of the works were published in Pennecuik`s ‘Streams from Helicon’ (Edinburgh, 1721), and ‘Compleat Collection of all the Poems’ (Edinburgh, [undated]).

    Pennecuik, Alexander. ‘Coridon and Cochrania’ (Edinburgh, 1723).

    The manuscript is described by William Brown in `Writings of Alexander Pennecuik, M.D., and Alexander Pennecuik, Merchant`, in ‘Papers of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1901-1904’, volume vi (Edinburgh, 1906), pages 126-127.

  • 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

    The manuscript was presented to the Advocates’ Library in 1759 by the widow of J Graham, Bookseller.