Miscellany (perhaps a part of a larger collection of papers), 1714, 1728, 1736, and undated, mostly relating to James Anderson, Writer to the Signet, and his ‘Diplomata Scotiæ’. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.22.2.19

Dates

  • 1714-1736. (Creation)

Extents

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

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Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The largest groups consist of lists of abbreviations used in mediaeval documents (folios 64, 71-111) and copies of various forms of letters (folios 65-69); most of the remaining papers consist of notes on various subjects and transcripts of unrelated documents. An engraved facsimile, 1771, of a charter of William the Lion has been added to the papers (folio 9).

  • 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 papers appear to have been in the possession of Thomas Ruddiman after Anderson`s death (cf. folio 26): it was he who published the work, in 1739.

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