Papers of Sir John Strange concerning the trial of Simon, Lord Lovat. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.5021

Dates

  • 1746-1747. (Creation)

Extents

  • 80 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    80 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1949.

  • Custodial History

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

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) An annotated collection of precognitions by various witnesses, not all of whom were called at the trial (folio 1);

    (ii) An annotated copy of 'Examination of John Murray of Broughton ... Esq.', 1746 (folio 40);

    (iii) Notes, presumably by John Strange, on the use of written evidence in treason trials (folio 49);

    (iv) Copies of 'Articles of impeachment of high treason against Simon, Lord Lovat' and of "Sir John Stranges’ speech on summing up the evidence on Lord Lovat's impeachment" (folio 51).

  • Bibliography

    The original 'Examination of John Murray of Broughton ... Esq.' in the Public Record Office was printed in ‘Memorials of John Murray of Broughton’ (Scottish History Society, 1898), pages 422-436.

    'Articles of impeachment of high treason against Simon, Lord Lovat' and "Sir John Stranges’ speech on summing up the evidence on Lord Lovat's impeachment", were both printed in ‘Trial of Simon, Lord Lovat’ (Notable Scottish Trials Series) (Edinburgh, 1911).

Components