'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'. Edit




  • Late 17th century. (Creation)


  • 361 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1938.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arrangement

    vi folios + 710 pages.