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Hutton transcripts. A collection of transcripts of the cartularies of Aberdeen Cathedral (Adv.MS.20.3.1) and Newbattle Abbey (Adv.MS.20.3.3) and of charters and other formal documents, many of which are extracts from other cartularies, of and concerning several of the medieval dioceses and religious houses of Scotland.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.20.3.1-20.3.9

Scope and Contents

Most of these transcripts and extracts, which were made between circa 1794 and circa 1824, are in the hand of Lieutenant-General G H Hutton: most of the rest are in the same hand as Adv.MS.9A.1.4. Many of the transcripts were made from originals and copies in possession of William Maule of Panmure, who was created Baron Panmure in 1831: many of the rest were copied from documents in possession of Thomas Thomson and at the Scottish Record Office, General Register House.


  • Creation: 12th century-1661.


0.00 Linear metres (9 volumes. Quarto.)

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Custodial History

The manuscripts were probably bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1819 at the same time as Adv.MS.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 Hutton`s correspondence, see Adv.MS.29.4.2(i)-(xiii); for transcripts of other cartularies and documents made by and for him, see Adv.MSS.9A.1.1-9A.1.20, 22.1.13, 22.2.1-22.2.4, and 33.4.17.

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