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Papers relating to Captain John Slezer., 1688, 1693, undated.

Identifier: MS.573, folios 92-97

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

Instructions, 1688, with the impressed seal of King James VII, King of Scotland, superscribed by him and signed by the Earl of Melfort, to Lieutenant-General the Honourable James Douglas, Master of the Ordnance in Scotland, containing a reference to John Slezer, Lieutenant of Artillery (folio 92);

Letter, 1693, and abbreviat of Memorial, undated, of Slezer, relating to the costs of printing his 'Theatrum Scotiae' and the money due by the nation to him as captain in the Artillery and for the 'Theatrum Scotiae' (folios 94-97).


  • Creation: 1688, 1693, undated.

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6 Leaves

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the copy of John Slezer’s 'Theatrum Scotiae' in the collection of Printed Books presented, 1928, by the Earl of Rosebery.

Repository Details

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