Copy of James Hog, minister of Carnock’s autobiography, `Memorial written by Philomathes and addressed to his surviving Friends`. Edit




  • 18th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    701 pages. Octavo.



  • Scope and Contents

    The work is written in the third person in eleven chapters, most of which concern Hog’s spiritual life.

    The hand is probably the same as that of Adv.MS.32.3.9(i).

  • Related Materials

    Adv.MS.32.3.9: Miscellaneous material, mostly of a religious nature.

    For another copy of part of the memorial, see Adv.MS.22.7.10; see also Wod.Qu.LVIII for a very similar copy.

  • Bibliography

    The whole of chapter xi preceded by a few brief extracts from other chapters was printed from another manuscript as ‘Memoirs of the public life of Mr James Hogg’ (Edinburgh, 1798).

  • 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

    According to an inscription on the front flyleaf, the manuscript was given by Adam Gib, minister in Edinburgh, to John Jamieson, Glasgow, in 1776. The names James Bathgate and William Braidwood occur on pages 274 B-C.