Letters and memoranda, 1785-1794, written by the descendants of peers attainted in the 1715 Jacobite rising in an attempt to recover their titles and estates. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.5209

Dates

  • 1761-1820, undated. (Creation)

Extents

  • 137 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, 1949.

  • Custodial History

    The letters and memorandums were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Arrangement

    137 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    Most of the letters and memorandums, 1785-1794 are from the Earl of Mar, addressed apparently to the Earl of Seaforth (folios 13-67).

    Also included are notes and copies of opinions, 1761-1820, on the succession to five peerages attainted in the 1715 and 1745 risings (folios 68-137), and miscellaneous notes, undated, on peerages (folios 1-12).

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