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Correspondence and manuscripts of Henry Mackenzie, author of ‘The man of feeling’, and of his family.

Identifier: MSS.6362-6401

Scope and Contents

There is also some correspondence of the Seaforth family, Henry's son, Joshua Henry, having married Helen, daughter of Lord Seaforth.


  • Creation: 1755-1887.

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40 Volumes ; Folio and under.

Language of Materials



The papers are arranged as follows. 6362-6371. Correspondence 6372-6375. Journals 6376-6395. Literary manuscripts 6396-6401. Seaforth papers Each volume contains papers of folio and under unless otherwise stated,

Custodial History

The correspondence and manuscripts were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 28 July 1949, lots 936, 938, 940, 943-945, 947-953, 956-958, 960-961, 963.

Separated Materials

For formal documents belonging to this collection see ch.5813-5831.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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International Standard for Archival Description - General
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
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