Book of autographs begun by Catherine E Moir, wife of David Macbeth Moir, 1829, and continued by her daughter Anne Mary Milligan, 1853, and her grandson, George Milligan, biblical scholar, 1872. Edit




  • 1829-1872. (Creation)


  • 130 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The album for the most part contains cut-out signatures of well-known nineteenth-century figures but there are also several letters notably of Charles Dickens, Fanny Kemble, Henry Siddons, Samuel Warren and Baroness Wentworth. Also included are autograph poems by Thomas Campbell and James Hogg. The poems of Hogg (folios 64-66) are "Lenochan's farewell", 'The Stuarts of Appin' and 'The poor man', all published in ‘The works of the Ettrick Shepherd' (London, 1873). The verses of Thomas Campbell (folios 62-63) are apparently unpublished.

  • Arrangement

    i + 129 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1962.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Bibliography

    Hogg, James. ‘The works of the Ettrick Shepherd' (London, 1873).