Papers of James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, on Scottish, English and Irish history. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1765-?1794, undated. (Creation)


  • 69 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    69 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) Two papers on the ancient history of Scotland, 1765, undated. (Folio 1.) The second ends with the royal pedigree in Gaelic which occurs in Adv.MS.72.1.1, folio 1 recto. Monboddo numbers 171, 173. (ii) 'Of the succession in the kingdom of Scotland', undated. (Folio 41.) Monboddo number 174. (iii) Transcripts, undated of charters and formal documents. (Folio 47.) (iv) 'Observations upon Lord Lyttelton's History, and the constitution of the antient Parliaments of England', ?1794. (Folio 58.) Monboddo number 170. (v) Excerpts from the ‘Journals of the House of Lords’ for 1566, and from Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, ‘Buck's antiquities’, 1774. (Folio 64.) Monboddo number 278. (vi) Notes on C O’Conor, ‘Dissertations on the history of Ireland’, 1766. (Folio 66.) Monboddo number 108.

  • Bibliography

    ‘Monboddo number…’ in the Scope and Contents note refers to the catalogue of the papers published in the Appendix to the ‘Sixth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts’ (London, 1877), pages 678-681.