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Correspondence, sketch-plans, and newspaper-cuttings relating to the restoration of St Margaret’s Chapel, the Argyll Tower, and the Banqueting Hall of Edinburgh Castle.

Identifier: MSS.1734-1739

Scope and Contents

The undertaking was financed by William Nelson the publisher, and the architect was Hippolyte Blanc, to whom most of the letters are addressed.


  • Creation: 1883-1893, undated.

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6 Volumes ; Various sizes, in 5 folio albums and a roll.

Language of Materials



The papers, arranged very roughly in chronological order, are pasted in albums, the leaves of which are paginated or foliated, with a roll of drawings.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1936.

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Repository Details

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

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