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Correspondence, drafts, proofs and other papers relating to the publication of the 'Stair memorial encyclopedia of the laws of Scotland'; with proofs of "Scotland under 'Jus Commune'", by Gero Dolezalek.

Identifier: Acc.11261/1-368

Scope and Contents

Includes minutes, correspondence, administrative papers and drafts of the 'Stair memorial encyclopedia'. Note that no attempt has been made 'to weed' the various drafts; this is to allow researchers to compare draft against draft and so follow each expert’s 'train of thought' in particular fields. For any particular area of interest, all the folders/files relating to the subject should be consulted. In items 322-366, particularly, there are extensive drafts and re-drafts of titles with accompanying proofs, amendments and any related correspondence.


  • Creation: 1981-1996, 2010.

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Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

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368 Consultation units

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Some of the drafts and re-drafts of various texts have become quite extensive and in these cases the subjects have been split into multiple numbers of folders/files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1995, by The Law Society of Scotland, Edinburgh.


'The laws of Scotland: Stair memorial encyclopedia' (London: LexisNexis Butterworths, 1987-).
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Repository Details

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