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Volume of topographical surveys.

Identifier: Adv.MS.16.1.13

Scope and Contents

The contents of the volume (somewhat out of order) are as follows:

(i) a report of a survey of Loch Broom made in July 1793 (folio 1);

(ii) a report, addressed to John Rennie, of the survey of Loch Bay made in May 1793 by John Baine (folio 23) which was given in to the Highland Society;

(iii) John Mackenzie`s letter, 1798, forwarding the reports (folio 53);

(iv) a copy of a report by Thomas Telford to Nicholas Vansittart, then secretary of the treasury, 1801, of a survey of Oban and its bay (folio 55);

(v) a sketch-map of Ross and Cromarty drawn on sheets of paper watermarked 1794, stuck together to form a single sheet (folio 63).


  • Creation: 1793-1801.


0.00 Linear metres (63 folios. Folio.)

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Custodial History

Bought by the Advocates’ Library, Sotheby`s, June 1893, lot 720.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.439.


`Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscript 32002.
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