Transcripts made by the Reverend Dr Thomas Ross (later Minister of Lochbroom) of James Macpherson`s Gaelic manuscripts of the Ossian poems, together with the Latin translation by Robert Macfarlane, made for the edition published by the Highland Society of London in 1807. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MSS.73.4.1-73.4.6

Dates

  • 3rd quarter of 18th century, 1804, or before. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    6 volumes.

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    Scottish GaelicLatin

  • Bibliography

    ‘Poems of Ossian in the Original Gaelic’, with a literal translation into Latin by Robert Macfarlane (London: Highland Society of London, 1807).

    See also the draft catalogue ‘Gaelic Manuscripts of Scotland’ by Ronald Black.

  • 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 manuscripts were presented to the Advocates` Library in 1823, together with a copy of the Highland Society`s edition (pressmark: H.31.a.20-22), by Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet, of Ulbster.

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