Political papers of the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, being largely Scottish Privy Council and Parliamentary papers. Edit


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  • 1660-[circa 1697], undated. (Creation)


  • 176 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Separated Materials

    The papers consist of the following:

    (i) Captain John Browne’s patent for refining sugar in Scotland with a list of his debts, 1660, undated (folio 1);

    (ii) Papers, 1661-1662, concerning the confinement and release of the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (folio 5);

    (iii) Various Privy Council papers, 1664-1682, undated (folio 10);

    (iv) Memorandum, 2 February 1667, for the 11th Earl of Errol concerning his office (folio 42);

    (v) "A list of those who sign’d the bond for themselves, tennents and servants, their keeping of the peace at Lanarke", 24 October 1667 (folio 44);

    (vi) Private memorial, 31 December 1667, from the King to the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (folio 46);

    (vii) Copies of royal letters, 1668-1678, to the Privy Council (folio 48);

    (viii) Memorandum for, and copy of the King's letter concerning, the Marquess of Montrose, 1668 (folio 61);

    (ix) Letter, 11 June 1669, of Samuel Hartlib, enclosing a petition of Robert Graham and others concerning the importation of Scottish cattle (folio 63);

    (x) List of papers sent with the 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale to London, 25 August 1669 (folio 66);

    (xi) Royal instructions, 1669, to the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (folio 67);

    (xii) Copy of the commission, 1669, for regulating the courts of Scotland (folio 72);

    (xiii) 'Overtures anent the act concerning the militia’, with a draft of the act, 1669 (folio 74);

    (xiv) Memorandum, 2 August 1669, of Parliamentary business (folio 79);

    (xv) 'First draught of the act of supremacy', 1669 (folio 79);

    (xvi) Draft of the 'Act anent his Ma[jes]ties royall prerogative in Church matters and for settling the government thereof, 1669’ (folio 84);

    (xvii) Draft of the King's speech, 30 August 1675, to the English Parliament (folio 87);

    (xviii) Printed copy of the King's speech, 22 May 1685, to the English Parliament (folio 88);

    (xix) Licence, 3 July 1685, to the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale to leave Scotland (folio 92);

    (xx) Secret instructions, 17 April 1695, to the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale as Lord High Commissioner from the King (folio 93);

    (xxi) Copies of royal letters, 1695-1696, to the Privy Council (folio 95);

    (xxii) Various parliamentary papers, chiefly undated but circa 1660-1697 (folio 113).

  • Arrangement

    176 folios.