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“Swinton’s kirk MSS”, a collection of original 17th-century Scottish historical documents, and of copies, 18th century.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.31.2.18-20

Scope and Contents

The papers appear to have belonged to Lord Swinton, and may be the collection of the Reverend Samuel Semple, Swinton’s maternal grandfather (cf. FES i, 172).


  • Creation: 17th century.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


3 Volumes ; Folio.

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Other Finding Aids

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Separated Materials

See also Adv.MSS.34.5.8-34.5.11.

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

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
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