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'The Arms of Noblemen, Knights, and others who have been Recorded in the Books of the Lyon Office at Edinburgh. [Compiled, over a period of years at the end of the seventeenth century, by] Henry Frazer, Ross Herauld & Painter'.

Identifier: MS.2564

Scope and Contents

Henry Frazer’s signature is on page 710.

There are additions throughout in various hands including that of David Deuchar, Seal Engraver, Edinburgh, who also compiled the indexes (cf. Adv.MSS.35.6.15-35.6.16). There are thirteen coats crudely emblazoned and a sketch of the seal of office of the Lyon King of Arms.


  • Creation: Late 17th century.

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361 Leaves ; Folio.

Language of Materials



vi folios + 710 pages.

Custodial History

The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Marks of ownership: signature, 'Gosford', presumably of the third earl; bookplate of Sir William Augustus Fraser of Ledeclune and Morar; bookplate of Alexander Deuchar, Seal Engraver, Edinburgh, a son of David; and several old press-marks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1938.

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