Diary of Sir William Drummond, son of the poet, and successor to the Hawthornden estates. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.1787

Dates

  • 1657-1659. (Creation)

Extents

  • 73 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

    Bought, 1937.

  • Custodial History

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

  • Arrangement

    73 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The diary is fairly full for 1657, and contains references to William Drummond's visits to Edinburgh and the proclamation of the Lord Protector there; his meetings and journeys with the neighbouring lairds; visitors to Hawthornden; the death of his brother Ludovick; and the progress of his courtship. After 1657 and his marriage, the entries are mainly confined to transactions concerning the estates.

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