Papers relating to the early history of the Cameronian (Lord Angus’) Regiment. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.542

Dates

  • 1653, 1689-1696, 1896. (Creation)

Extents

  • 55 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1930, by A O Curle, Writer to the Signet, Director of the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh.

  • Arrangement

    ii + 53 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    According to a letter, 1896, of Charles Dalton, editor of ‘English Army lists’ (folio i), the papers throw additional light on the history of the regiment.

    Included are:

    (i) Assignation by Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus, of the arrears due to him as Colonel of the Scots Regiment in France, 1653 (folio i);

    (ii) The complaints of some officers and soldiers in the Regiment against the Lieutenant-Colonel William Cleland (draft and copy), 1689 (folios 8-12);

    (iii) Accounts for provisions, etc., and papers relating to the financial affairs of James, Earl of Angus (killed at Steenkerke, 1692), while Colonel of the regiment, 1691-1694 (folio 14);

    (iv) Papers relating to the financial claims of the widow of Lieutenant-Colonel John Fullarton (killed at Steenkerke), 1694-1696 (folio 36); for the Fullartons, see Charles Dalton's letter (folio i).

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