Papers of the estate of Eaglescarnie, East Lothian. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MSS.23.3.26-23.3.30

Dates

  • 1639-1789. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    5 volumes.

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The Eaglescarnie estate was held by a younger branch of the Haliburtons until the middle of the 18th century, when it was acquired by Patrick Lindsay, Deputy Secretary at War, by his marriage with Margaret, only daughter of Thomas Haliburton. There are some 17th-century papers of the Haliburtons, but the majority relate to Patrick Lindsay and to his father, Patrick, Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Member of Parliament for the City (see ‘The Scots Peerage’, pages 409-410). Several of the papers are printed in the ‘Eighth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts’, Appendix, pages 310-315 (number 20, `Journal of Route with the Hessians`, is not now in this collection).

  • Bibliography

    ‘Scots Peerage’, edited by James Balfour Paul, volume v (1908).

    ‘Eighth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts’ (London, 1881).

  • 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

    Those papers described in the ‘Eighth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts’ were bought by the Advocates’ Library from, the others presented to the Advocates’ Library by, C H Holme, of Rathburne (great-great-grandson of Patrick Lindsay of Eaglescarnie) in 1923.

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