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Album containing copies of religious tracts, at least one of which is of John Livingstone, Minister of Ancrum, in the same hand as the 'Life' of Livingstone in Adv. MS.34.5.19.

Identifier: MS.3858

Scope and Contents

The date 1673 (folio 53 verso) indicates that the manuscript was written after John Livingstone's death.

The contents are as follows.

(i) Livingstone's 'Memorable Characteristics' (folio 1); this is not one of the copies used for W K Tweedie's edition in ‘Select Biographies’ (Wodrow Society, 1845), volume i;

(ii) 'The notes of some sermons knit together anent personall covenanting &c.' (folio 30);

(iii) Questions on the duties of Christians, with answers (folio 47 verso);

(iv) Question proposed at a meeting in 1673, with answer (folio 53 verso).


  • Creation: 1673.

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Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

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55 Leaves ; Quarto.

Language of Materials



i + 54 folios.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1950.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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Repository Details

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

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