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Political papers of the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, being largely Scottish Privy Council and Parliamentary papers., 1660-[circa 1697], undated.

Identifier: MS.14488

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The papers catalogued here are especially rich in political material, 17th century-19th century, in estate and local affairs correspondence and papers, 16th century-20th century, in financial and legal material, 15th century-20th century, and in personal, household and estate accounts, 17th century-19th century. There is material concerning India in the correspondence and papers of the 8th, 9th and 10th Marquesses of Tweeddale, and concerning the Peninsular War in the correspondence and papers of the 8th Marquess.


  • Creation: 1660-[circa 1697], undated.

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176 Leaves

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


176 folios.

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).

Repository Details

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