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Scope Note: Documents conveying formal statements intended to create, preserve, assert, or testify to a right.

Found in 98 Collections and/or Records:

Manuscript, 18th century, containing lists of peers and barons taken from the Rolls of Parliament and lists and copies of charters taken from the records of the Great Seal (both sources being then unpublished).

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.6.14
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) List of peers mentioned in the Rolls of Parliament, 1424-1707 (folio 1).(ii) List of charters, etc., granting peerages, down to 1707 (folio 10).(iii) Index to sections (i) and (ii) (folio 23).(iv) Observations on section (i) (folio 36).(v) Observations on section (ii), generally quoting part of the deed (folio 59).(vi) Copy of declarations of Parliament on the succession...
Dates: 1371, 1373, 1615-1707, 18th century.

Miscellaneous formal documents., 1800-1858.

Identifier: MS.7513
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: George Combe was educated at Edinburgh High School and at Edinburgh University, where he studied law; he became a Writer to the Signet in 1812. At this time he began to study the phrenological works of Franz Josef Gall and Johann Kaspar Spurzheim, and soon became a fervent advocate of that science. In 1837 he gave up his legal practice to devote himself to spreading the causes of phrenology, secular education, and criminal and prison reform, travelling widely in Europe and America. His views...
Dates: 1800-1858.

Miscellaneous items of or concerning Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

Identifier: Dep.308
Scope and Contents

Framed declaration, 1786, by Elizabeth Paton regarding her child by Robert Burns;

Exciseman`s notes by Robert Burns;

Four letters, 1816-1829, of Sir Walter Scott to Joseph Train;

Volume containing a manuscript copy, 1896, of `Brief sketch of a correspondence with Sir Walter Scott commencing in the year 1814` by Joseph Train;

Printed book, `The Homes and Haunts of Sir Walter Scott` (1897) by George G Napier.

Dates: 1786-1897.

Miscellaneous Jacobite papers., 1722-1800, undated.

Identifier: MS.14268
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Correspondence, 1800, of and relating to Henry Stuart, Cardinal York, in connection with the payment of a life annuity to him by George III. The letters include two of the banker Thomas Coutts, which were published in ‘Catalogue of Jacobite relics’ by A P Trotter. (Folio 1.)(ii) ‘Declaration of James the 3d ... to all his subjects ... to serve as a foundation for a lasting peace in Europe’, 1722. (Folio 15.)(iii) Account by...
Dates: 1722-1800, undated.

Miscellaneous manuscripts, received unbound., 1650-?1935.

Identifier: MS.5841
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Declaration by Sir John Smith about the expenses of the 1650 mission to Charles II at Breda, on which he and the 3rd Earl of Lothian were sent. (Folio 1.)(ii) Two letters (one a draft, the second a copy) written by the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire to the 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, 1766, and to the Countess of Suffolk, undated, describing his experiences as ambassador at the Russian Court, 1762-1765. Part of the second letter is printed in...
Dates: 1650-?1935.

Miscellaneous papers and letters chiefly connected with the two Jacobite risings., 1715-1746.

Identifier: MS.3142
Scope and Contents The contents include:Printed matter relating to the '15 (folio 5): Declaration of Prince James Edward, 26 January 1716; plan of the capture of Preston; ‘Act for Appointing Commissioners to Enquire of the Estates of certain Traytors’ (Edinburgh, 1716);Letters of Sir Alexander Macdonald of Sleat and his wife, referring among other things to the kidnapping of Skye men for shipping to America, for which Sir Alexander was blamed, 1739, 1741 (folio 21).The...
Dates: 1715-1746.

Miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to families of the north-east of Scotland, collected by William Rose., 1644-early 19th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.49.7.13
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Biography and pedigree of Gavin Douglas, 18th century. (Inv. XXX, Mac. 65.) (Folio 1.)(ii) Account of the Caldees of Loch Leven, `taken from the Cartulary of St. Andrews, Folios 50, 51 and 52.` (Inv. XXXI. Mac. 65.) (Folio 17.)(iii) `Abstract of the History of the Parish of Aberchirder alias Marnach` from 1057 to 1795, circa 1800. (Inv. XLVI, Mac. 67.) (Folio 19.)(iv) Papers concerning the death...
Dates: 1644-early 19th century.

Miscellaneous papers, mostly relating to Jacobites., 1693-1825, undated.

Identifier: MS.6290, folios 3-134
Scope and Contents The papers include: a copy of a declaration, 1693, of James II to his Jacobite subjects, after his flight (folio 3); political verse, early 17th and 18th centuries (folio 5); copies of two speeches in the Scottish Parliament, 1702, one anonymous, concerning Presbyterian government (folio 18), and one by the Duke of Hamilton, signifying his retirement from Parliament (folio 19); a list, 1715, of clan chiefs, showing their political allegiances (folio 20); a copy of a letter, 1715, written by...
Dates: 1693-1825, undated.

Miscellaneous papers of members of the families of Campbell, Ker, Galbraith, and others., 1622-1735, undated.

Identifier: MS.976
Scope and Contents The papers include the correspondence of George Bannerman, Advocate, 1674-1675 (folio 1), of Mr Duncan Robertson, Writer, 1676-1685 (folio 15), and of Ronald Campbell, Writer to the Signet, 1693-1713, undated (folio 54); an account of ships laden at Grange Works, the fees of which went to the upkeep of the May light, 1640-1642 (folio 96); complaints against Robert Russell, Provost of Stirling, [circa 1673] (folio 100); the declaration of the Presbyterians now in the West of Scotland, 1679...
Dates: 1622-1735, undated.

Miscellany of journal drafts and papers of the 2nd Earl of Minto associated with MSS.11991-11992., 1787, 1830, undated.

Identifier: MS.11993
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Portion of journal, Paris to Vevey, 27 May-23 June, 1830 (folio 1); (ii) First draft of part of the Breithorn journal, with meteorological notes, 25 August-14 September, 1830 (folio 11); (iii) Ambroise Paccard, 'Nottes Sur la vallée de St. Nicolas en Aout 1830', published in ‘Alpine Journal’, volume xvi, 1893, pages 322-325 (folio 41); (iv) Copy of ‘Journal de Lausanne’, number 24, 21 May 1787, given to the 2nd Earl of Minto by Ambroise Paccard (see MS.11992,...
Dates: 1787, 1830, undated.

Notebook, circa 1620, containing part of the Aberdeen Confession of Faith, 1616.

Identifier: Acc.4867
Scope and Contents

With a poem concerning the Gunpowder Plot, seven sonnets, and a didactic poem, "Of Wisdome".

Dates: 1616-circa 1620.

Official copies, 16th century, of English state papers, 1571-1572.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.4.9
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) `Responsum summarium eorum quae serenissima Regina Angliae ... proposuit in colloquio habito de tribus Articulis cum illustrissumis Oratoribus Christianissimi Regis`, 24 August 1571, concerning the proposed marriage of Elizabeth and the Duke of Anjou. See ‘The Compleat Ambassador’ pages 131-133. (Folio 1.)(ii) Instructions to Sir Thomas Smith on his embassy to France, 3 December 1571. (Folio 3.)(iii)...
Dates: 1571-1572.

Order of the court of St Malo in case of Thomas Turpin, sailor on the Grace of Dundee, accused of the murder of Andrew Gibson, fellow sailor., 23 April 1599.

Identifier: Ch.15090
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Some of the items in this series belong in other parts of the Saltoun collection, but their relationship was not discovered until after the arrangement had been finalised; others may have been acquired by various members of the family.

Dates: 23 April 1599.

Papers concerning lead mining in Scotland in the late 16th century, and political papers of the 17th century., 1584-1686, and undated.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.9
Scope and Contents The first part of the volume consists of papers of John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, mostly in his capacity of Master of the Metals and Minerals, and of his brother Sir David Lindsay of Edzell (see also Adv.MS.19.1.24). These are followed by papers concerning the Covenanters and the Scots Commissioners at Ripon and London. The remainder mostly concern Lord Menmuir`s grandson, Alexander, Lord Lindsay of Balcarres, later the first Earl, who joined the Covenanters, but after taking part in the...
Dates: 1584-1686, and undated.

Papers concerning the College at Fort William., 1808-1813.

Identifier: MS.11638
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Copies of certificates of proficiency and related material, 1813, (folio 1);(ii) Printed examination class lists, 1808-1813 (folio 23);(iii) Returns of the absence of students, 1811-1813 (folio 30);(iv) Lists of students who left the College, 1810-1813 (folio 38);(v) Declarations of debt given by students, 1813 (folio 47);(vi) Drafts in the 1st Earl of Minto's hand, of his farewell address...
Dates: 1808-1813.

Papers concerning the Society of Writers to His Majesty`s Signet.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.3.6
Scope and Contents

The papers include copies of acts and proposals to prevent abuses within the Society, 1666-1699 (folio 3); a declaration of loyalty to William III, 1701 (folio 19); and petitions to the Society, 1699-1733 (folio 21).

Dates: 1632-1733.