Letter-book of John Ewing, Writer to the Signet, legal agent for the Earls of Morton, concerning the Earls` affairs in Orkney and Shetland. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.31.2.9

Dates

  • 1715-1736. (Creation)

Extents

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

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The correspondence is mostly legal and financial in nature, dealing with the running of the estate, the tenants` accounts, and the supply of butter, beer and malt, but there are some references to contemporary events such as the South Sea Bubble and the threat of a Spanish invasion. There is a break in the correspondence from 1721 to 1730, and some of the later letters are signed R E.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.321.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

Components