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

Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.19

Scope and Contents

(i) `Thomas the Rhymer or The Earlston Prophecies. A Berwickshire Revel in two acts.` With corrections at the end. (Folios 1-36).

(ii) `The Exorcist of Selkirk and Newark, or Widow Wilson of Hawick. A Fairy Revel in two acts`. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 37-83).

(iii) `Conspiracy against the Braganzas, or The Duke of Medina Sidonia`s Challenge. ‘An Historical Drama in three acts`. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 84-131).

(iv) ‘Beauties of Fairy Dean, or Melrose by Moonlight. A Fairy Revel.` (Folios 132-159).

(v) `The Countess of Northumberland, or The Trial of Count Konigsmark, alias Carlo Guski. A Tragedy.` The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 160-183).

(vi) `The Baron of Langlands rose by day and spurr`d his Courser on. A Comedy in three acts.` (Folios 184-228).

(vii) `The Miller of Calder`, a comedy in five acts. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 229-293).


  • Creation: Early 19th century.


0.00 Linear metres (i + 293 folios. Folio and under.)

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