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Household accounts of the Earl of Angus, and other miscellaneous papers., 1608, 18th century-19th century.

Identifier: MS.2200

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) Household accounts of the Earl of Angus, June-November 1608, signed by the Earl, 'V. D. Erll Anguss'. See A O Curle, "The kitchen and buttery accounts of the Earl of Angus's Household, &c.", in ‘Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’, volume xlii, page 191, where a transcript is given of the accounts for a week in July. (Folio 1.)

(ii) Papers regarding the state of the Highlands in relation to Jacobitism: part of a letter reporting the situation, with proposals, ?1724 (folio 59); lists of gentlemen well-affected to Government, etc., (folio 67), and of clans engaged 'in the late Rebellion' (folio 69); drafts of bills. (Folio 71.)

(iii) Incomplete account, eighteenth century, of the religion of the native people of Guinea. (Folio 75.)

(iv) List of models and papers connected with the erection of the Eddystone Lighthouse, which belonged to Smeaton and were presented to the Royal Society of Edinburgh by the Countess of Morton in 1828. (Folio 95.)

(v) 'The Keys of the Old Bastille of Paris, written for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', by Henry Spencer Howell, circa 1886. Published in a slightly extended form as ‘The keys of the Bastille of Paris’ (Galt, Ontario, 1887); see ‘Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’, volume xxi, page 220. (Folio 101.)

(vi) Modern copy of an undated Scots medical manuscript, the property of Alexander Stuart of Inchbreck, with a letter of 1893 relating to it. (Folio 109.)


  • Creation: 1608, 18th century-19th century.

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129 Leaves ; Folio.


129 folios.

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