‘Short Account of the Familie of Birnie of that Ilk ... as also of The Hamiltons of Broomhill . . . conforme to The papers, and other wrytts . . . now in the Charter Chest at Broomhill ; with ane full account of the papers themselves . . . from anno 1473 ... By me Jo: Birnie.' Edit




  • [1730, or after.] (Creation)


  • 55 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

    Bought, Sotheby’s Sale, 2 December 1929, lot 82

  • Custodial History

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

  • Arrangement

    i + 54 folios. Contains engravings of the arms of Birnie of Broomhill.

  • Scope and Contents

    The label gives the final date as 1729, but a charter of 1730 is mentioned. The author left his work uncompleted.

  • Bibliography

    The text differs from that privately printed by W B D D Turnbull, ‘Account of the families of Birnie and Hamilton of Broomhill’ (Edinburgh, 1838).