The author, a sheep farmer, was a friend of James Boswell (see ‘James Boswell, the earlier years, 1740-1769’, pages 4, 33-34).
The text refers to several historical works, including the Royal Magazine for 1759.
Pottle, Frederick A. ‘James Boswell, the earlier years, 1740-1769’ (London, 1966).
Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.
The manuscript was acquired by the Advocates’ Library before 1787.