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Transcript, late 18th century, made for George Chalmers, of Thomas Innes`s ‘Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Scotland, from A.D 80 – A.D. 818’; volume 1: books 1 and 2 covering the period A.D. 80-597., 2nd quarter of 18th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.22.2.6

Scope and Contents

There is a chronological index and the author`s preface at the beginning of the manuscript, with the addition of a copy

of a letter in Latin from Innes to David Wilkins (folio 258), dated 23 November, 1735, Paris, discussing the ancient manner of holding synods in Scotland, which was published in Wilkins`s ‘Concilia’, volume I, page xxvii. There are also copies of a letter of Innes, 1736, concerning the Sarum Liturgy used in Scotland and extracts of letters of Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester, 1730-1732, discussing Innes`s Critical Essay; these are published in ‘The Miscellany of the Spalding Club’, volume II, pages 357, 364.


  • Creation: 2nd quarter of 18th century.

Language of Materials



0.00 Linear metres (xii + 279 folios. Folio.)


Wilkins, David. ‘Concilia’, volume I, page xxvii (London, 1737).
‘Miscellany of the Spalding Club’, volume II (Aberdeen, 1842).

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