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Various literary papers of the family of Erskine of Alva., 18th century-19th century.

Identifier: MS.5113

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Addresses, 1835, undated, of an unidentified R D Murray to a St Stephen's Society, on such subjects as the advantages of public education, poetry, phrenology, etc. (folio 1);

(ii) Class cards, lecture notes (mostly on legal subjects), and copies of the regulations for Dollar Academy, with excerpts from the sederunt books of the trustees, 1826 (folio 97);

(iii) Various short prose pieces, chiefly nineteenth century, including excerpts from diaries of R D Murray, and an essay entitled 'The experience of a young woman in her own words' (folio 157);

(iv) Poems and verses, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, chiefly without any indication of authorship. (folio 181);

(v) Keys to some ciphers used in letters dealing with political matters, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (folio 237).


  • Creation: 18th century-19th century.

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243 Leaves ; Folio.

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


243 folios.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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