Transcripts, late 18th century (the paper of Adv.MS.22.2.5 being watermarked 1798), made for George Chalmers, the antiquary, of Thomas Innes`s ‘Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Scotland, from A.D 80 – A.D. 818’. Edit




  • 2nd quarter of 18th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    2 volumes.



  • Scope and Contents

    The hand appears to be that of George Chalmers’s nephew, James Chalmers.

  • Bibliography

    Innes, Thomas. ‘Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Scotland, from A.D. 80 – A.D. 818’, edited by George Grub (Aberdeen: published for the Spalding Club, 1853).

    As noted on the flyleaf of Adv.MS.22.2.6, this history was written as a continuation of his ‘Critical Essay on the Ancient Inhabitants of the Northern Parts of Britain or Scotland’, which was published in 2 volumes (London, 1729) and reprinted in volume 3 of ‘Historians of Scotland’ (Edinburgh, 1879).

    See George Chalmers’s sale ‘Catalogue’, part 3 (London, 1842), lot 1913.

  • 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 volumes were bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1842.