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Microfilm of heraldic material.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.27

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: ‘Collection of illuminate arms’, 1794, by Etherington Martyn, in 2 volumes, containing watercolour paintings of Scottish, English and a few foreign arms. (Adv.MS.31.4.1-2); ‘Original institutions of the princely orders of collars’ by Sir William Segar, 1603, or after (Adv.MS.31.4.5);

Copies by John Wither, 1623, of English rolls of arms, mostly from ‘an auntient booke of Armes which Mr Glover Somerset the Harald had of Mr Joseph Holland in Cullers’ (Adv.MS.31.7.10);

Illustrations, 17th century, of heraldic terms (Adv.MS.31.7.20);

Manuscript, 1st half of 16th century, concerning the offices of a herald (Adv.MS.31.7.22).


  • Creation: 1st half of 16th century-1794.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

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1 Reels

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Existence and Location of Originals

Adv.MS.31.4.1-2, 31.4.5, 31.7.10, 31.7.20, 31.7.22.

Existence and Location of Copies

Another microfilm of Adv.MS.31.7.22 is available at Mf.Sec.MS.791.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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