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Collection of quarto volumes of transcripts by and for Lieutenant-General G H Hutton, 1st quarter of 19th century, of several of the surviving cartularies and other registers, and of some collections of charters and other deeds, of the medieval dioceses, churches and religious houses of Scotland, 1164-1639.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.9A.1.1-9A.1.20

Scope and Contents

Many of the transcripts are undated: apart from those in Adv.MS.9A.1.17, which were made in 1800, few appear from the watermarks in the leaves to have been made before 1813. From the watermarks of the endpapers the volumes appear to have been bound about 1818 or later.

Several of the transcripts were made from original manuscripts or eighteenth-century copies then in possession of the Honourable William Maule of Panmure, who was created Baron Panmure in 1831: others were made from copies in possession of John Dillon, secretary of the Maitland Club.


  • Creation: 1164-1639.


0.00 Linear metres (19 volumes. Quarto. 11 folios. Folio and under.)

Language of Materials



Adv.MS.9A.1.1-19: quarto volumes of transcripts.

Adv.MS.9A.1.20: papers originally loosely enclosed in various of the quarto volumes of transcripts.

Other Finding Aids

Transcripts of manuscripts of which the originals are held in the National Library of Scotland are not indexed. Transcripts of other copies, and of original manuscripts publicly available for consultation elsewhere are indexed in outline (i.e. only royal and papal documents are separately indexed).

Custodial History

Probably bought by the Advocates` Library in 1829 at the same time as Adv.MSS.29.4.2(i)-(xiii).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

Related Materials

For other transcripts by and for Hutton see Adv.MSS.20.3.1-20.3.9 and 33.4.17; for his correspondence see Adv.MSS.29.4.2.(i)-(xiii).


Many of the cartularies have been printed either from the original manuscripts or from primary copies: all are recorded in G R C Davis, ‘Medieval cartularies of Great Britain’ (London, 1958).
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