Volume containing heraldic and historical works. Edit




  • 18th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    iv + 46 + many blank folios. Octavo.



  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the manuscript are as follows:

    (i) Blazons of Scottish peers. The material was collected in the first half of the century and has corrections and additions by Walter Macfarlane of Macfarlane. There are references to the works of John Guillim, Alexander Nisbet and George Crawfurd (folio 1).

    (ii) A list of the parishes in Scotland, arranged under the various presbyteries (folio 34).

    (iii) An incomplete catalogue of religious houses in Scotland, with the names of their founders and dates of foundation (folio 46).

    Sections (ii) and (iii) are in the same hand.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Contemporary binding of brown sheepskin, blind-stamped.

  • 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 bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1783.