Volume, compiled 1752, of the ‘Attorney General`s Opinions` on English excise cases, 1672-1707. Edit




  • 1672-1707. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    viii + 210 pages + blank pages. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    The collection is said by John Maule of Inverkeilor, Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, to have been `Copyed from a Book in the excise Office at Edinburgh and gifted to me by the Commissioners of Excise`. The case opinions are arranged chronologically and refer almost entirely to duties, allowances and other regulations on spirits, beer, cider, perry and vinegar. Entries from page 197 postdate the Union of 1707.

  • Related Materials

    For other Items from the Maule collection see Adv.MSS.28.1.2-28.1.7, 28.3.1, 28.3.5-28.3.6, and 28.4.2-28.4.3.

  • Other Finding Aids

    The volume has an index to contents (folios iii—viii).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Deposited, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates.

  • Custodial History

    The volume has the book plate, on the inner front board, of `Mr Baron Maule`. It was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1782.