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Copies, in an eighteenth-century hand, of Jacobite tracts, in a book containing Thomas Ruddiman's bookplate and a list of contents in his autograph.

Identifier: MS.2258

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) 'A Letter to the Author of a Sermon entituled, "A Sermon preach'd at the Funerall of Her Late Majesty Queen Mary . . ." By Dr. Cane [Ken], late Bp. of Bath and Wells', 29 March 1695 (published, London, 1695). (Folio 1.)

(ii) 'A Letter from Mr. Lesly [Charles Leslie] to a Member of Parliament in London', Bar-le-Duc, 23 April 1714 (published, [publisher not identified], 1714). (Folio 7.)

(iii) Proclamation of Prince James Edward as James III, setting forth his right to the throne, Plombières, 29 August 1714. (Folio 19.)

(iv) 'English Advice to the Freeholders of England' by Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester (published, London, 1714). (Folio 23.)

(v) 'Mr. [Charles] Leslie to the Lord Bishop of Sarum', New Year's Day, 1715 (published, [publisher not identified], 1715). (Folio 55.)

(vi) 'Ex ore tuo te judico. Vox populi vox Dei', ?circa 1719. (Folio 71.)

At the end is a fragment of 'The Declaration of the Whiggs from the year 1648 to the year 1679', 1679, found loose in the volume.


  • Creation: 1648-[circa 1719].

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74 Leaves ; Octavo.

Language of Materials



i + 73 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1938, by A Francis Steuart, Advocate, Edinburgh.

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