'Notes and memorandums calculated to refresh the mind of the writer and to excite reflection. Partly transcribed from a previous book of notandums' by Alexander Kincaid Mackenzie. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.10992

Dates

  • [1829, or after.] (Creation)

Extents

  • 137 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The author was a merchant who became Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1817. Much of the material is autobiographical and covers Alexander Mackenzie's life up to 1829. It includes family matters (especially the military career in India of his eldest son, James), finance, and politics with special reference to their effect on trade and the economy. There are also remarks on events in Edinburgh, particularly during Mackenzie's provostship, such as royal visits, the introduction of gas lighting, and burgh reforms.

  • Arrangement

    137 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1968.

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