‘Extracta ex variis chronicis Scotiae’, an incomplete transcript, early 18th century, taken from the original manuscript, Adv.MS.35.6.13, a collection of extracts of chronicles, late 15th century-early 16th century, mostly taken from Fordun and Boece with extensive annotations in the hand of Sir William Sinclair of Roslin. Edit




  • Late 15th century-early 16th century. (Creation)


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    163 pages. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    A number of items in the Wodrow collection are in the same hand, and the copyist appears to have worked fairly frequently for Robert Wodrow. Later additions in the original are here collected at the end (page 159) and partially in a different hand, but the copyist breaks off in mid-entry at folio 296 verso of the original. The folio numbers of the original are given in the margin, and the index, which is placed at the beginning in the original, is omitted.

  • Related Materials

    Other copies are Wod.Oct.III which is by the same copyist and Adv.MS.35.3.10 which was made in 1738 from the original for Walter Macfarlane, the antiquary.

  • Bibliography

    The original is printed in full in ‘Extracta ex Variis Cronicis Scocie’, edited by W B D D Turnbull (Abbotsford Club, 1842).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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