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Yule collection, chiefly of Scottish manuscripts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but including a Book of Hours and some Persian manuscripts.

Identifier: MSS.3134-3185

Scope and Contents

Many of the papers are accompanied by transcripts or summaries by Alexander Macdonald.


  • Creation: 1552-19th century

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


52 Volumes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

A large part of the collection was at one time in the possession of Alexander Macdonald, Keeper of the Register of Deeds and Probate Writs, Edinburgh, or of Thomas Thomson, Deputy Clerk Register.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed, 1941, by Thomas Yule, Writer to the Signet.

Separated Materials

For formal documents belonging to this collection, see Ch. 2416-2476.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
Description rules
International Standard for Archival Description - General
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
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