Miscellaneous papers. Edit




  • ?1595-18th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 231 folios. Folio and under.



  • Language of Materials


  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the manuscript are as follows:

    (i) Translation, 17th century, of Jan de Laet`s edition of ‘Lexicon Vitruvianum’. The beginning is missing; the text starts at `Abstantia` and breaks off at `Mataxa`. (Folio 1.)

    (ii) Article attacking the service-book, circa 1638. (Folio 51.)

    (iii) Manuscript, 1709, of ‘A Letter directed thus, for Mr James Lyon in Kirkwal’ by James Sands. (Folio 72.)

    (iv) Copy, late 17th century, of George Buchanan`s paper on the reformation of the University of St Andrews, undated. For the original manuscript, see Adv.MS.15.1.6, folio 3. (Folio 76.)

    (v) Papers in the dispute concerning the foundation of a college of physicians in Edinburgh, 17th century. (Folio 88.) A transcript of folio 111 is kept with the inventories of Advocates’ manuscripts.

    (vi) Latin speech by a candidate for the legal profession, 17th century. (Folio 112.)

    (vii) Pages 195-266 of a volume of decisions of the Court of Session, 1614-1623. (Folio 116.) Followed by extracts of decisions, 1679. (Folio 152.)

    (viii) Information in the town of Edinburgh`s case for payment of the stipends of six ministers out of the house maills, 1648. (Ffolio 161.)

    (ix) Journal, 1703-1707, of Thomas Kincaid, mostly concerning his financial dealings and properties. (Folio 167.) For his journal for 1687-1688, see Adv.MS.32.7.7.

    (x) Copies, late 18th century, of Acts of Parliament and other papers concerning the visitation of the University of St Andrews, ?1595-1614. (Folio 218.) Folio 219 has been published from other sources in ‘Reports from Commissioners: Universities (Scotland)’, volume xxxvii, pages 196-198.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    Adv.MS.15.1.6: Collection of 26 letters of and to George Buchanan.

  • Related Materials

    Adv.MS.32.7.7: Diary of Thomas Kincaid, 1687-1688.

    Adv.MS.20.6.1: Miscellaneous historical and topographical tracts.

  • Bibliography

    Baldi, Bernardino. ‘Lexicon Vitruvianum’, edited by Jan de Laet (Amsterdam, 1649).

    Sands, James. ‘Letter directed thus, for Mr James Lyon in Kirkwal’ (1710).

    ‘Reports from Commissioners: Universities (Scotland)’ (1837).

  • 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 at one time thought to have belonged to James Dennistoun. There is a 19th-century list of contents in the same hand as the list in Adv.MS.20.6.1.