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'Copy of original letters &c. &c. by Queen Mary, King James VI, &c. &c. to the Lairds of Barnbarroch &c. from 1559 to 1618', 1794.

Identifier: MS.3002

Scope and Contents

The copies of letters are preceded by an engraved table of the branches of the family of Vaux, Vaus, or Vans, 1815, pasted inside the front cover, and a list of members of the Barnbarroch family who have held public office (folio ii), and followed by a manuscript pedigree of that family to 1809 (folio 89).


  • Creation: 1559-1618.

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99 Leaves ; Quarto.

Language of Materials



viii + 91 folios, including several blank.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1943, with MSS.3001, 3003-3007, by the Committee of the Edinburgh Book Salvage Drive, through the City Librarian.


All the letters have been published in ‘Miscellany of the Maitland Club’, volume i (1840), page 253, or in ‘Correspondence of Sir Patrick Waus’, edited by Robert Vans Agnew (Edinburgh, 1882), except those numbered xi, xx, and xxxv.
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