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Collection consisting chiefly of sketches and drawings by Lieutenant-General G H Hutton, part 1, box 7., 1789-1822, and undated.

Identifier: Adv.MS.30.5.22 (7 of 7), numbers 36b-42f

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: Dunbartonshire (36b recto) Drawing, 1822, of remains of College Bow arch, Dumbarton. (36b verso) Rough sketch, 1822, ‘The College Bow, Dumbarton. Recd. from Mr J[ohn] Gilleson, Edr. 26 Mar. 1822.’

Haddington (East Lothian) (36c) Engraving, undated (watermark 1816), ‘Dunglass [Castle] by Mr Woodyer from a drawing of Mr [?Paul] Sandby.’ (36d) Plan, 1822, of Dunglass, Collegiate Church, by John Gilleson.

Dumfriesshire (37a) Drawing, October 1811, of inscribed stone found in a garden in Annan. (37b)-(37c) Drawings, 1789, of font which once belonged to Canonbie Priory. (37d) Drawing, in pencil with areas of wash, of interior, ‘The Friary, Dumfries, 1811.’ (37e) Sketch, ‘Remains of the Grey Friars’ Monry., Dumfries, 1811.’ (38a) Reduced drawing, undated, in pencil, overworked in ink with areas of wash, ‘Boatford Stone Nithisdale [sic], Dumfrieshire [sic]’, with additional drawings of some details of the stones carvings. The drawing is marked ‘No. 55’. (38b) Two drawings, circa 1790, in pencil overworked in ink, with areas of wash, ‘Boatford Stone, Nithsdale, presented to me by the late Capt. [Francis] Grose’.

(38c)-(38d) Drawings, 22-23 October 1811, of fragments of statue of Johannes de Sacro Bosco, originally at Holywood Abbey, later at Terregles and now at Friars’ Carse, Nithsdale. Copied from sketches, undated, by Dr Robert Claperton.

Elginshire (Moray) (39a) Drawing, undated, ‘Elgin Cathedral inside of the west end, from a sketch, [?1807], by the Revd. J[ames] Cordiner’. (39b) Drawing, undated, with areas of wash, ‘Elgin Cathedral, from a slight sketch, [?1807], by the Revd. J[ames] Cordiner – west end [exterior].’ (39c) Sketch, ‘Elgin [distant view] from the south east, Aug. 1815.’ (39d) Drawing, undated, in pencil with some wash, ‘Elgin Cathedral.’ (39e) Plan, ‘Elgin Cathedral by Mr P [?Patrick] Duff, Decr. 1815.’ (40a) Drawing, ‘The Gray Friars [Franciscan Friary], Elgin, from the S W, Aug. 1819.’ (40b) Drawing, ‘The Gray Friars [Franciscan Friary], Elgin, from the N W, Aug. 1819.’ (40c) Engraving, ‘Gordon Castle; Printed by the Duke of Gordon, & presented by His Grace to Mrs. Hutton at Gordon Castle. Oct. 1819’. (41a) Drawing, in pencil with areas of wash, ‘South east view of the abbey of Kinloss, drawn from the nut yard. October 1819. This view shows the ruins of the Abbots’ house, the dormitory (still called the Dortry), & the north wall of the chapter house (still known by the name of the Chapter), adjoining it on the west.’ (41b) Drawing, in pencil with areas of wash, ‘Kinloss Abbey looking south – Aug. 1815’; with notes, 1819, on the abbey on the verso. (41c) Drawing, in pencil with areas of wash, ‘Kinloss Abbey from the east. 7th Aug. 1819.’ (41d)-(41e) Notes, [1819], concerning Kinloss Abbey and the drawing (41c). (41f) ‘Plan of the ruins of the Abbey of Kinloss; by [Andrew] Nisbet, painter at Forres, 1816’; with annotations criticising the plan. (41g) Sketch, “Stone coffin at Kinloss Abbey, Aug. 7 1819. Lying on the north side of the abbots’ house (about 6 ½ feet by 2)”; with a note concern the sketch on the verso. (42a) ‘Slight sketch of Pluscarden Priory from the south east. From a drawing by Mr Ja[me]s Gillespie [Graham], Archt. Edinh. in the possession of the Earl of Fife. 1815.’ (42b) ‘Slight sketch of Pluscarden Priory north east view, from a drawing by Mr. [James] Gillespie [Graham] in the possession of the Earl of Fife’. (42c) Sketch, in pencil with some areas of wash, ‘Pluscarden Priory – S E view – Aug. 3 1815.’ (42d) ‘Slight sketch of Pluscarden Priory from the north west. From a drawing by Mr. Ja[me]s Gillespie [Graham] in the possession of the Earl of Fife. 1815.’ (42e) Drawings, circa 1790, of one painting within Pluscarden Priory and two paintings within the Bishop’s Palace, Elgin. (42f) Drawings, circa 1790, of paintings within Pluscarden Priory, copied “from a drawing in Capt. Grose’s possession”.


  • Creation: 1789-1822, and undated.


34 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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

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