"Bishop Guthrie`s Observations on the late Rebellion Observed", by Sir James Turner, being critical remarks on the chronicle of the Civil War in Scotland compiled by Henry Guthrie, Bishop of Dunkeld. Edit




  • Mid 17th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 7 folios. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    From the folio references given, Turner appears to have had access to a folio-sized copy of Guthrie`s ‘Memoirs’, possibly even to Guthrie`s holograph manuscript.

    Turner`s criticisms, which are based on personal knowledge or experience of the events discussed, were written specifically to rebut a number of allegations made by Guthrie concerning James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton.

  • Bibliography

    Guthrie’s chronicle was subsequently printed as ‘Memoirs of Henry Guthrie’ (London, 1702).

    Turner’s text was published (from this manuscript) as Appendix Number 1 in ‘Memoirs of his own Life and Times by Sir James Turner, 1632-1670’ (Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1829).

  • 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 manuscript was bought by the Advocates’ Library at the sale of Sir Robert Sibbald`s library, 1723.