Composite volume consisting of several commonplace books of William Thoirs of Muiresk, born 1666, covering the years 1705-1724, but also containing earlier material. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.35.4.14

Dates

  • 1705, and before-1724. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    632 folios. Folio and quarto.

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The commonplace books were bound together but not in chronological order. Some are made up from old legal style books (folios 161, 197, 248, 331, 479), one (circa 1697) belonging to a James Strachan (folio 199). The contents of the volumes are predominantly Episcopalian and Jacobite in sympathies, covering a range of theology, drama, poetry, polemic and ephemera. There is a copy of Dr Archibald Pitcairne`s Anti-Presbyterian play ‘The Assembly’ (folio 162) and also several pages of elaborate cipher drawings (folio 186).

    The contents are partially indexed.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Components