Papers of the family of Erskine of Alva.
Scope and Contents
The papers are chiefly of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
For a genealogical tree of the Erskine family, see MS.5115.
- Creation: 1583-19th century, undated.
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69 Volumes ; Except where specially noted, each volume contains papers of various sizes, folio and under.
Language of Materials
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.
The papers were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.
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