Collection, made in the eighteenth century, of Jacobite songs, odes, satirical verse, etc. Edit




  • 1662-1749, undated. (Creation)


  • 42 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, 1937.

  • Custodial History

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

  • Arrangement

    iii + 39 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection is divided into 'Choice Poems, &c., on Several Occasions preceeding 1745' and 'Poems composed since the Attempt, 1745', and contains poems by Alexander Robertson of Strowan, Dryden, Montrose, Dr Archibald Pitcairne, and others, with a few ascribed to William Hamilton of Bangour, and many by 'Valerius' and other anonymous writers.

    At the end (folio 39 verso) is a Jacobite calendar, below which are the names Margaret Lowther and Almaria Trueworth, with a Royalist stanza.

  • Other Finding Aids

    A list of contents has been placed at the beginning.

  • Bibliography

    Several of the works have been published in the collected works of their authors or in ‘The Lyon in Mourning’, 'Scottish History Society', volume xx-xxii (1895-1896).