Autograph collection of W K Dickson, Keeper of the Advocates' Library and Librarian of the National Library of Scotland, containing letters of political, literary, and other figures. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.9657

Dates

  • 1771-1937. (Creation)

Extents

  • 282 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    A number of the letters are addressed to Alexander Adam, rector of Edinburgh High School, and others to David Dickson, master of the Merchant Company of Edinburgh. There is a small group of naval autographs, 1746-1813 (folio 267) and a manuscript periodical, 'The Glencorse Advertiser', for July 1840 (folio 281).

  • Separated Materials

    For one formal document, see Ch. 8891.

  • Arrangement

    282 folios.

    The main sequence of letters has been arranged chronologically, save that groups of letters of one correspondent have been kept together.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Christie's, 30 May 1962, lot 194.

Components