Manuscript entitled 'Sir J. Stuarts observations on Hume's history relative to Q[ueen] M[ary] Stewart' by Sir James Steuart Denham, containing a detailed criticism of the Elizabethan section of ‘History of England under the House of Tudor’ by David Hume. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.9376

Dates

  • Late 18th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 96 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The manuscript is not in the hand of Sir James Steuart Denham, but the work may be attributed to him by the fact that the economic opinions expressed in it are similar to those he put forward in 1767 (compare, for example, folio 58 with ‘An inquiry into the principles of political economy’, page 350).

    The 'Observations' were apparently bound up at a later date (end papers, 1807); but the paper of the manuscript itself appears to be of an earlier date, possibly circa 1760.

  • Bibliography

    Hume, David. ‘History of England under the House of Tudor’ (London, 1759). Steuart Denham, James. ‘An inquiry into the principles of political economy’, edited by A S Skinner (Edinburgh, 1966).

  • Arrangement

    96 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1956.

  • Custodial History

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

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