Copy of ‘Memoirs of the Secret Services of John Macky (London, 1733) with manuscript annotations. Edit




  • Circa 1690, 1715, 1733, 1781-1797. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    9 + 16 blank folios. Octavo.



  • Scope and Contents

    The volume also contains extracts of two letters, ?circa 1690, concerning the attitude of James VII towards the Church of England (folio 1), and `Some additional Characters of the chief of the last Ministry`, 1715, signed M S (folio 3). The characters, which are apparently copied from another manuscript, are of Bolingbroke, Stafford, the Bishop of London and others. The annotations, written

    between 1781 and 1797, are signed `M.` and `E.M.` and are mostly copies of notes by Jonathan Swift, taken from his own copy of Macky`s ‘Memoirs’. According to a note on the front flyleaf, the original notes were used in the supplement to Swift`s ‘Works’ by John Nichols.

  • Bibliography

    Swift, Jonathan. ‘Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift…’ (London, 1779).

  • 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 volume contains the bookplate probably of Sarah, Lady Markham, of Sedgebrooke.