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Composite volume consisting of two unrelated and formerly separate collections of transcripts made probably at the same time as each other by Lieutenant-General G H Hutton.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.4.17

Scope and Contents

The first collection (folios 1-44) consists of extracts, together with footnotes and other editorial additions, copied from ‘Anglia Sacra’: `Chronicon cœnobii Sanctæ Crucis Edinburgensis’ (page 152), `Gaufridi sacristæ de Coldingham Historia de statu Ecclesiæ Dunelmensis’ (page 178) and `Genealogia Roberti Stewarde’ (page 686).

The second collection (folios 45-96) consists of transcripts, made in 1801 and 1802, of a number of 16th-century documents in the possession of Walter Scott, many of which relate to lands in Dryburgh.


  • Creation: 16th century, 1691.


0.00 Linear metres (96 folios. Quarto.)

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Custodial History

Together with three other manuscript compilations, these collections were acquired as separate entities (probably at the sale of Hutton`s manuscripts in 1829) by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Baronet, in whose library they were numbers 6754 and 6753 respectively. They were bound, or rebound, as a single volume in the late 19th century, possibly by Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, who sold them as lot 1019 in the sale of part of Phillipps`s library, 10-17 June 1896. The volume was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1900.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

For Hutton`s correspondence see Adv.MS.29.4.2(i)-29.4.2(xiii); for transcripts of cartularies and formal documents, see Adv.MSS.9A.1.1-9A.1.20 and 20.3.1-20.3.9.


Wharton, Henry. ‘Anglia Sacra’, volume i (London, 1691).

`Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscripts 6754 and 6753.
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