Account of the trial of Alexander Wilson, the weaver-poet and ornithologist, at the instance of William Sharp, in connexion with his poem ‘The Shark’. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.493

Dates

  • Late 18th century-early 19th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 16 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.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    From the collection presented, 1927, by the Earl of Rosebery.

  • Arrangement

    16 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    In accordance with the order of the Sheriff-Substitute, Alexander Wilson publicly burned two copies of the poem at the Tolbooth, Paisley. Bound with a printed copy of ‘The Shark’, 1792.

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