Antiquarian papers of Patrick Chalmers (died 1854). Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1st quarter of 19th century-3rd quarter of 19th century. (Creation)


  • 271 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows: (i) Papers on field antiquities, especially sculptured stones. (Folio 1.) (ii) Papers concerning documentary research. The papers are chiefly transcripts of charters and writs concerning Angus. Included in this section is an essay by Patrick Chalmers entitled 'Remarks on the law of the burghs' (folio 26); a list of churches within the Deanery of Angus and the Diocese of St Andrews (folio 40); a note on the public library in Montrose (folio 78); transcripts of documents by John Stuart, Cosmo Innes, W B D D Turnbull; 'a copy of a rental written on a roll of vellum in the custody of the kirk session of Arbroath' made by Cosmo Innes and Patrick Chalmers (folio 137); an inventory by Turnbull of writs relating to the lands and offices of the Abbey of Cupar from the charter room of Lord Airlie (folio 158); a transcript of charters of the Burgh of Brechin (folio 187). (Folio 23.)

  • Arrangement

    271 folios.