Copies, 1636-1637, of documents and notes of Sir James Balfour on ecclesiastical history. Edit




  • 1st half of 17th century. (Creation)


  • 37 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    74 pages.

  • Other Finding Aids

    The description is partly based on the “Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Advocates’ Library. III. History” (F.R.186).

  • Scope and Contents

    The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: W.4.16.

    The contents are as follows: (i) Copies of commissions, 1626, passing under the great seal (page 1); (ii) Several proclamations, 1626 (page 13); (iii) Names of the Sheriffs, Stewards, and Bailies of Scotland, 1606 (page 24); (iv) Articles and other documents concerning the commission anent tiends (page 28); (v) Documents connected with the introduction of the Service Book, 1637, including ‘the Stone Field Sabbath Day’ (page 39).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.