Papers, chiefly relating to lands and families of Morayshire, Banffshire, and Aberdeenshire, collected by William Rose, in Montcoffer, the genealogist. Edit




  • 16th century-early 19th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    20 volumes.



  • Scope and Contents

    Many of the papers bear notes by Rose.

  • Related Materials


    For formal papers in this collection, see Ch.A.49-Ch.A.97, and for other manuscripts originally in the collection see Adv.MSS.15.1.19 (Inv. I), 16.2.5, folios 88, 123, 153 (Inv. XIII, XXXIII, XLIX), 31.1.17 (Inv. II), 31.1.18 (Inv. Ill), 32.6.7 (Inv. V), 31.4.12 (Inv. VI), 32.6.12 (Inv. VIII), 32.4.7 (Inv. XI), 33.5.23 (Inv. XII), 32.6.4 (Inv. XIV), 32.3.2 (Inv. XLVIIl), 32.6.8.

  • Bibliography

    For an account of William Rose, see ‘Domestic Papers of the Rose Family’ by Alistair and Henrietta Tayler (Aberdeen, 1926); for a list of papers collected by him, see articles by William Cramond in ‘Scottish Antiquary’, volume v (1891), pages 133, 173; volume vi, page 43.

  • Other Finding Aids

    The reference `Inv.` is to the number in the Inventory by William Rose`s son Patrick, who arranged and catalogued the papers in 1819 (Adv.MS.49.7.7); `Mac.` to the page of `Notes of Miscellaneous Manuscripts belonging to the Library of the Faculty of Advocates` by the Reverend Walter Macleod (1896) in the Department of Manuscripts (F.R.211), in which some of the papers are described more fully than here.

  • 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 collection was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1819.