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Correspondence and papers of Alexander 'Jupiter' Carlyle, Minister of Inveresk, and of his trustees and later relations.

Identifier: MSS.23761-23930

Scope and Contents

Alexander Carlyle's papers consist chiefly of journals, sermons, lectures, autobiographical writings, writings on various topics, poetry and papers on church and other affairs. The later papers (MSS.23927-23930) consist of a list of his books, excerpts from his writings and excerpts of proceedings in the action against him by the Presbytery of Dalkeith.


  • Creation: 1743-1944, undated.

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170 Volumes

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The papers are arranged as follows: MSS.23761-23765. Correspondence MSS.23766-23785. Journals MSS.23786-23908. Sermons MS.23909. Lectures MSS.23910-23916. Autobiographical writings MSS.23917-23920. Writings on various subjects MSS.23921-23922. Poetry MS.23923. Church affairs MS.23924. Poker Club MS.23925. Library catalogue MS.23926. Papers of William Carlyle MSS.23927-23930. Papers of trustees and later relatives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1989.

Separated Materials

For nine formal documents of Alexander Carlyle, see Ch.17361-17369.

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