Papers from the collection of Thomas Ruddiman. Edit




  • 18th century. (Creation)


  • 19 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1939, with Ch.1488-1491, by Miss Sylvia Steuart, a direct descendant of Thomas Ruddiman.

  • Arrangement

    19 folios (9 items).

  • Scope and Contents

    Numbers (i), (iv)-(vi) are in Thomas Ruddiman's hand, and some of the others are doubtless copied from his drafting.

    (i) Epitaph on Sir George Ogilvie, 1st Baronet of Barras.

    (ii) 'Presbyter Reformatus ad Reginam', Latin Second Asclepiadeans, signed 'Nabothus Chamaeleon' and inscribed by the author to Sir George Lockhart of Carnwath.

    (iii) Printed address of the corporation and people of Kirkwall to Alexander Geddes, a bailie of that town, to accompany a diploma.

    (iv) Latin letter for the widow of Dr Archibald Pitcairne to send, apparently, to Herman Boerhaave, recommending a kinsman.

    (v) Latin letter of thanks for Widow Pitcairne to send to Boerhaave.

    (vi) Two epitaphs on Alexander Straton (died 1744).

    (vii) Latin letter of James Blaikie, Galashiels, to Thomas Ruddiman, 1745, regarding a school at Kirkwall.

    (viii) Obituary notice of Ruddiman, addressed to the ‘Caledonian Mercury’, 1757.

    (ix) Copy of a letter of William Abernethy Drummond, Bishop of Edinburgh, to Dr Spens or Spence, 1793, on the affairs of the Episcopal Church.