Papers of the family of Erskine of Alva. Edit




  • 1583-19th century, undated. (Creation)


  • 69 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 papers are chiefly of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

    For a genealogical tree of the Erskine family, see MS.5115.

  • Arrangement

    The papers are no longer arranged as reported in the 'Historical Manuscripts Commission, 4th report', but are now grouped as follows:

    MSS.5070-5099. Correspondence. MSS.5100-5102. Financial papers. MSS.5103-5111. Account books. MSS.5112-5126. Miscellaneous personal papers. MSS.5127-5135. Official papers. MSS.5136-5138. Atholl correspondence.

    Each group has been arranged chronologically.

  • Bibliography

    The collection is reported in 'Historical Manuscripts Commission, 4th Report' (1874), Appendix, pages 521-528.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1939.

  • Custodial History

    The papers were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Separated Materials

    For deeds and formal papers of the Erskine family see Ch.4021-4537.

    For certain other papers which were separated from the main archive after the 'Historical Manuscripts Commission, 4th report' was compiled see MSS.5139-5164.