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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’.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.22.2.5-22.2.6

Scope and Contents

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


  • Creation: 2nd quarter of 18th century.


0.00 Linear metres (2 volumes.)

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


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.
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