Transcripts and notes, I, early 20th century, partly typewritten, concerning the ‘Forty-five. Edit


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  • 1685-1700, 1745-1747, 1802. (Creation)


  • 127 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Arrangement

    127 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) Memorandum in the handwriting of Murray of Dollerie regarding the fate of his son Anthony, present at the battle of Culloden, 1746. (Folio 1.)

    (ii) ‘Memorial for the Lord Braco to the Lord Advocate’, 1747. (Folio 4.)

    (iii) Correspondence of Lord Lewis Gordon and others with Mr Harry Milne, factor to Duff, the Laird of Drummuir, and other documents relating to the payment of levy-money to Prince Charles Edward, 1745-1746. (Folio 5.)

    (iv) Notes from various sources on the setting up of the Prince’s standard at Glenfinnan. (Folio 16.)

    (v) Papers relating to Francis Buchanan of Arnprior, convicted of high treason at Carlisle, 1746. From the State Papers Domestic, Public Record Office, and the Hardwicke, Stowe, and Add. MSS., British Museum. (Folio 20.)

    (vi) Papers relating to the Frasers, Lords Lovat, 1685-1700. From the Lovat Collection. (Folio 63.)

    (vii) Extract from the diary of Robert Dalrymple, 3rd Foot Guards, about a visit to Cardinal York at Frascati, 1802. (Folio 89.)

    (viii) Letter of Dr Walter Biggar Blaikie to the ‘Oban Times’ regarding Lord Glenorchy in the ’Forty-five, 1914. (Folio 94.)

    (ix) Letter of Ralph Griffiths, in prison as the publisher of ‘Ascanius’. He hopes ‘you will not insist on my giving bail’. From the State Papers Domestic, George II, 1746-1747. (Folio 99.)

    (x) ‘An Abbreviat of the surveys made on the forfeited Estates in Scotland.' From a manuscript in the Signet Library, Edinburgh. (Folio 104.)

    (xi) Excerpts from the minute-books of the Kirk Session of South Leith Parish Church, September and November 1745. (Folio 112.)

    (xii) Letter of Charles Hamilton to his aunt, the Right Honourable the Lady Murray, describing the capture of Carlisle, 1746. (Folio 116.)

    (xiii) List of ‘Rebel Colours’ taken at Culloden and brought to the Castle of Edinburgh, 1746. (Folio 118.)

    (xiv) ‘Europe alarmed for the son of a miller’, apparently a translation of a poem on James II and the birth of the Prince of Wales. (Folio 120.)

    (xv) "The Highland Piper’s Song". Eight four-lined stanzas beginning, ‘On my dear native hills where the heather blossom blows’ (Folio 124.)

    (xvi) ‘Song of the 73rd Regiment’. Eleven four-lined stanzas beginning, ‘Come all ye loyal soldiers come listen to my song’. (Folio 126).