The manuscript is undated, but from a reference to ‘the late Mr Lockhart of Carnwath’ (folio 29 verso), it seems that the notes at least were written probably in 1732; the life may have been written about the same time.
`Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscript 31910.
Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.
The manuscript was formerly in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps. It was sold at Sotheby`s, June 1893, lot 732, and was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1900.