‘Kirk manuscripts’, copies of papers on ecclesiastical history, originally marked ‘C’. Edit


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  • 17th century-18th century. (Creation)


  • 74 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    147 pages.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents include the following: (i) The history of the Episcopal See of St. Andrews till 1689, written after 1704; (ii) A transcript of Balcarras’ memoirs; (iii) A collection of papers chiefly concerning the troubles of the Church in the middle of the 17th century; (iv) Copies of sew charters & other writs of subjects in Anstruther; (v) Several papers regarding the death and character of Mr James Melville; (vi) Devotional poetry; (vii) Notes for sermons or lectures; (viii) Religious songs in Dutch; (ix) A treatise entitled ‘The rysinge and usurpatione of our pretendit Bishopes’; (x) A treatise called “The history of the Church of Scotland Book I’; (xi) Notes from well-known authors, chiefly printed, concerning the ecclesiastical history of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    Some part of the material of this volume has belonged to John Melville, in whose hand a few articles are written.