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

Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.21

Scope and Contents

(i) `The Legend of Linlithgow in 1446, or Love by the Lake Side`, a drama. (Folios 1-35.)

(ii) `The Heiress of Holyrood and of Stirling Castle. A Melo Drama in three acts `. (Folios 36-74.)

(iii) `Wooler Lads in Sporting Geer Against the field both far and near, or Fox hunting for ever`, a drama. (Folios 75-96.)

(iv) `The Kilmarnock Cockatrice or The Smugglers of Dean Castle`, a drama. (Folios 97-126.)

(v) `Love among the Red Coats or a Trip to Gretna Green. A Military Opera in three acts`. (Folios 127-162.)

(vi) ‘The Knight Templar, or Jedburgh, Selkirk, and Kelso 60 years ago`, a drama. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 163-291.)

(vii) ‘Kelso in Days of Yore. A Ghost Story`, in verse. The paper is watermarked 1821. (Folios 292-308.)

(viii) `Death of William Rufus`, in verse. The paper is watermarked 1834. (Folios 309-320.)

(ix) `Prudential Maxims written by George Buchanan for ... King James`, translated into English verse. A translation of the Maxims by the Earl of Buchan was published in the ‘Scots Magazine’, lxxiv, 1812, page 55; the original is apparently unpublished. The paper is watermarked 1821. (Folios 321-323.)

(x) Various verses. (Folios 324-342.)


  • Creation: Early 19th century.


0.00 Linear metres (i + 342 folios. Folio and under.)

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