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Copies, 17th century, of letters, 1636-1640, of Samuel Rutherfurd chiefly written during the period of his banishment to Aberdeen in 1637.

Identifier: MS.15950

Scope and Contents

The letters are followed (folio 56) by copies of sermons and similar material of Hugh Mackail, David Dickson and others.

The inverted folios contain political and other poems, including 'The black bastel' by James Melvill.


  • Creation: 1636-1640.

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124 Leaves ; Folio.

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115 + 9 inverted folios.

Custodial History

The copies of the letters were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1959.


Most of the letters were included by Andrew A. Bonar in ‘Letters of Samuel Rutherford’, 3rd edition (London, 1894).
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Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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