Copy by Sir James Balfour of the diary of Robert Birrell, burgess of Edinburgh. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.33.7.28

Dates

  • 1566-1603. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    iii folios + 146 + many blank pages. Octavo.

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Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    Apart from a few entries at the beginning, recording major events since 1370, it covers the period between 1566 and 1603, breaking off in July of that year. All the entries concern public events.

  • Bibliography

    The diary has been published by John G Dalyell in ‘Fragments of Scotish History’ (Edinburgh, 1798).

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Bound in 17th-century brown calf with blind fillets. Metal clasps.

  • 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.

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