Notes, transcripts and extracts compiled by and for Lieutenant-General George Henry Hutton relating to Aberdeen and its ecclesiastical antiquities. Edit




  • Late 12th century-1799. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    91 folios. Folio and under.



  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the manuscript are as follows:

    (i) Extracts in Hutton`s hand from the index to the Records of the City of Aberdeen by William Kennedy, advocate,

    Aberdeen, 1814. The entries, which are alphabetically arranged by subject, range in date between 1401 and 1799. (Folio 1.)

    (ii) Translations in another, unidentified hand of formal documents relating to the Dominicans of Aberdeen ranging in date between 1392 and 1585. According to a note in Hutton`s hand at folio 45 they are `Copies by the Revd Abbé O`Lochlin 1793`. (Folio 21.)

    (iii) Extracts made by order of the town council from the inventory of the Aberdeen charter chest 15 February 1772. Arranged alphabetically by bundle (approximately corresponding to place) they range in date from the late 12th century to 1739. (Folio 46.)

    (iv) Undated notes (some incomplete) in various hands on different topics. Two (folios 71-72) are written on sheets addressed to Professor John Stuart, Marischal College, from whom Hutton received them, and possibly other sheets. (Folio 64.)

    (v) A copy of an unidentified description of the interior, especially the monuments, of St Machar`s Cathedral 1816. (Folio 73.)

    The hand is unknown, but is the same as that of Adv.MS.9A.1.1, folios 429 and what follows. Some sheets are watermarked 1817, others 1819.

  • Related Materials

    For Hutton`s correspondence see Adv.MSS.29.4.2(i)-(xiii).

    For other transcripts and extracts made by and for him see Adv.MSS.9A.1.1-20, 20.3.1-9, 20.5.6-7, 22.1.13, 22.2.1-4 and 33.4.17.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was probably bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1829 at the same time as Adv.MSS.29.4.2 (i)-(xiii).