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Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.17

Scope and Contents

(i) A sketch of Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III. (Folio 1).

(ii) `Latter Years of King James the Third of Scotland, A Tragedy in five acts`. The dedication is dated 1827. (Folios 2-104).

(iii) `King James the Fourth of Scotland, A Tragedy in five acts`. (Folios 105-207).

(iv) `Hab of Hawick or The merry days of James the Vth`, a drama in four acts. Written in 1828. A version in five acts was published as ‘James V or the Warlike Days of Hab o` Hawick’ (Edinburgh, 1830). (Folios 208-276).

(v) Epilogue to `Bernard and Agnes`. (Folios 277-278).


  • Creation: Early 19th century.


0.00 Linear metres (i + 278 folios. Quarto.)

Existence and Location of Copies

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Repository Details

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

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