Manuscript containing various legal works, compiled in 1704. Edit




  • [1704, or before.] (Creation)


  • 120 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) Abridgement of ‘Jus Feudale’ by Sir Thomas Craig of Riccarton. The text is in a considerably shorter form than the usual epitomes (for which see MS.1950 and Adv.MSS.25.6.1-2, 28.3.14), and omits book i, 11 and 13, book ii, 5 and 15, and book iii, 4 and 7. (Folio 1.)

    (ii) "Inventory of ane Burges's airship moveables". (Folio 88.)

    (iii) Latin mottoes. (Folio 90.)

    (iv) Notes on land measures in Scotland and weights and measures in Orkney. (Folio 91.)

    (v) Chapters of a legal treatise on tutory, testaments, inhibitions, and other subjects. (Folio 92.)

  • Custodial History

    Notes on folios 10 and 117 record the loan of the manuscript in 1713 and 1707. There are several signatures on the flyleaves, the most frequent being that of William Calder of Lynegar.

    The manuscript contains the bookplate of Robert Sinclair, advocate.

  • Arrangement

    ii + 118 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Dowell's, 30 March, 1962, lot 148.