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Manuscript volumes formerly kept at the Gray Library, Haddington.

Identifier: MSS.16446-16482

Scope and Contents

The volumes consist of manuscripts compiled by John Gray, minister of Aberlady (who bequeathed his library and a sum of money to the town of Haddington) (MSS 16446-16467), other manuscript volumes written by Gray and by others, which were certainly or possibly in his possession (MSS 16468-16478), and volumes containing records of the Gray Library 1732-1885 (MSS.16479-16482).

Printed labels identifying the volumes as manuscripts were pasted to the spines of most of them apparently in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century.


  • Creation: 1598-1885, undated.

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Conditions Governing Use

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37 Volumes

Language of Materials



The manuscripts are arranged as follows: MSS.16446-16447. Lecture notes Of John Gray. MSS.16448-16467. Sermons of John Gray. MSS.16468-16478. Notes, etc., Of John Gray and others. MSS.16479-16482. Records of the Gray Library, Haddington.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1983, together with the printed books, by the East Lothian District Council, successors to the Haddington Town Council and the Trustees of the Gray Library, Haddington.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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International Standard for Archival Description - General
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Repository Details

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

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