Sederunt book of the tutors and curators of Sir James Wemyss, 3rd Baronet, of Bogie, concerning the estate of the late Sir John Wemyss. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.5723

Dates

  • 1719-1733. (Creation)

Extents

  • 197 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The book chiefly contains records of the tutors' transactions relating to the Bogie coal mines and salt pans, and to the debts of the estate; throughout them is scattered information concerning the education of Sir James Wemyss (folio 16). The transactions are preceded by lists of estate expenses (folio 2 verso), inventories of the estate (folio 3 verso), and reports on the Bogie coal mines (folio 12 verso); and are followed by the curators' advice to Sir James Wemyss concerning the management of the estate after his coming of age (folio 167); and by an index (folio 181). At folio ii is a description of a method of 'charring' coal.

  • Arrangement

    195 + ii + many blank folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1953.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Separated Materials

    See also Ch.415-661.

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