Notebook of Andrew Rule, a schoolmaster in Aberdeenshire. Edit




  • 1713-1755. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    93 folios. Octavo.



  • Scope and Contents

    As well as teaching in a number or local schools, mostly in the parish of Glenmuick, Rule taught book-keeping, navigation and arithmetic to private pupils. His notebook includes accounts, lists of books, minutes of visits to the schools by the committee of the presbytery, and reflections on the events of the year. These last are mostly of a religious nature, but he mentions his own and his children`s affairs and (folio 48) the political events of 1745.

  • Bibliography

    `Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscript 11552.

  • 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 formerly in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps. It was bought by the Advocates’ Library at Sotheby`s, June 1893, lot 722.