Copies, 1707, from manuscripts in the British Museum of state papers and letters concerning Scotch affairs and the interference of the English government in them from about the period of Queen Mary’s arrival in Scotland to the time of her execution. Edit


Adv.MS.35.1.1 (i)-(iii)


  • 2nd half of 16th century. (Creation)


  • 3 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: A.3.28-30. The manuscript is in a neat hand, with a few unimportant notes by the transcriber.

  • Other Finding Aids

    At the end of each volume is a table of its contents; but the materials are not arranged chronologically nor according to any visible system. The description is partly based on the “Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Advocates’ Library. III. History” (F.R.186).

  • Related Materials

    Another set of these transcripts was in the hands of Alan Rankin, Antiquarian Bookseller, Edinburgh, in October 1966. The writing is similar and is presumably of the same date. It has a manuscript note “Montrose, 18th October 1782. Presented to Lord Gardenston’s public library at Laurencekirk by Thos. Stewart.”

  • Custodial History

    The manuscripts were collected and presented to the Advocates’ Library by David Crawford of Drumeoy. Despite the ex libris dated 1714 the manuscripts were presented in 1708-1709.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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