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Historical papers formerly belonging to the antiquary Robert Mylne.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.2.1

Scope and Contents

The papers mostly concern events in Scotland from 1637 to 1652, and include copies of acts, proclamations, petitions, etc. The subjects include the service book, the National Covenant, teinds, and the College of Justice. There is also a copy of ‘Irene’ by William Drummond of Hawthornden (folio 213). A list has been inserted of those items which have been published.

There are a few notes by Mylne, identifying some of the papers. His instructions for binding the collection and his inscription `Gifted me by Spotswood’ appear on folio 2.


  • Creation: Late 16th century-17th century.


0.00 Linear metres (271 folios. Folio and under.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland
09 07 2015
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Repository Details

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