Copy, dated 1800, of ‘The Historie and Life of King James the Sext’, attributed to John Colville. Edit




  • 17th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    iv + 181 + several blank folios. Quarto.



  • Scope and Contents

    An inscription by Malcolm Laing appears on folio 181, dated 15 July, 1800.

  • Related Materials

    For earlier copies of this work, see MS.3149 (formerely in the possession of Sir George Naylor and used in conjunction with the Newbattle manuscript in the Bannatyne Club publication) and Adv.MS.31.6.10.

  • Bibliography

    For the attribution of the work to John Colville, see the preface by David Laing in ‘Original Letters of Mr John Colville 1582-1603’ (Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1858).

    In 1825 the Bannatyne Club published the history, edited by Thomas Thomson, with a continuation to 1617, which had mainly been taken from an older manuscript source in the library of Newbattle Abbey.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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