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Microfilm of papers, 1592-1654, of Sir James Balfour; and, sermons, 1660, of Presbyterian preachers.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.361

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: “Order of King Charles’ entering Edinburghe in stait at ye vest porte, and his march trough the towne to Holyrood House 15 Junij 1633”, and notes on other ceremonies, by Sir James Balfour, in his own handwriting (Adv.MS.15.2.17);

Notes, 1592-1606, of Sir James Balfour on the order of court dignitaries on ceremonial occasions. (Adv.MS.15.2.18);

Collection of sermons, 1660, by Presbyterian preachers (Adv.MS.15.2.20);

Commonplace book, 1653-1654, of Sir James Balfour titled ‘Some short memories and remarkable passages for the yeires of God 1653 & 1654’. (Adv.MS.15.2.21).


  • Creation: 1592-1660.

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Existence and Location of Originals

Adv.MSS.15.2.17-15.2.18, 15.2.20-15.2.21.

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