‘Scottish Historical documents’, being transcripts and notes, in manuscript and typescript, by and for Sir Archibald C Lawrie in preparation for continuations (never published) to his ‘Early Scottish Charters Prior to A.D.1153’. Edit




  • 1153-1249, ?1905, or after. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    15 volumes. Folio and under.



  • Scope and Contents

    The arrangement is as follows:

    Volumes I-VII: Royal charters and others of the same period; these have been used by the editors of the ‘Regesta Regum Scottorum’, volumes 1-3.

    Volumes VIII-XIII: Religious houses; there is no discernible order.

    Volume XIV: Bishoprics; alphabetical.

    Volume XV: Burghs and miscellanies.

    Each volume has an identical printed title page, on whose verso is given biographical information on Lawrie.

    The contents given for volumes XII-XIII are incomplete. A variety of papers has been used. Some leaves are numbered (often deleted). There appears to have been an older, radically different arrangement. Individual documents have not been indexed.

  • Related Materials

    For an interleaved copy of ‘Early Scottish Charters Prior to A.D.1153’ with annotations by the author, see Adv.MS.37.5.1-37.5.2.

  • Bibliography

    Lawrie, Archibald C. ‘Early Scottish Charters Prior to A.D.1153’ (Glasgow, 1905).

    ‘Regesta Regum Scottorum’ (Edinburgh, 1960-).

  • 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 volumes were presented to the Advocates’ Library in 1922 by Miss Lawrie, Dungoyne. Former pressmarks: 37.1.1-37.1.10, 37.2.12-37.2.16.