Printed letters concerning Henry Erskine and a circular concerning Lord President Blair. Edit




  • 1795, 1811. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    7 folios. Quarto.



  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Three printed letters, 1795, concerning the re-election of the Honourable Henry Erskine as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates; with manuscript additions and alterations, and the first (for another copy of which see MS.351, folio 17) with the signatures of the following advocates: John Pringle, A Maconochie, Neil Fergusson, Ro. Craigie, Chas. Hope,

    James Oswald, David Boyle (folio 1).

    (ii) Circular, 1811, as to the erection of a statue of Lord President Blair in Parliament House, Edinburgh (folio 7.)

  • Related Materials

    MS.351: Letters and papers relating mainly to the City of Edinburgh.

  • 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 letters were presented to the Advocates’ Library in 1912 by the trustees of Sir William Fraser, K.C.B.