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Abridgements. Versions of documents.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Versions of written works produced by condensation and omission but with retention of the general meaning and manner of presentation of the original, often prepared by someone other than the author of the original.

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

15th-century manuscript containing 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' of Adrianus Carthusiensis, incorporating passages from the 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' of Petrarch.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.1
Scope and Contents The place of production of this manuscript is unclear. The volume is the work of one scribe, in a hand which Nicholas Mann has described as a Germanic gothic bookhand. The work is written in one column of 27 lines to a page. Mann has dated this manuscript to the first half of the 15th century. The work itself contains an abridged and revised version of the second book of the 'De remediis utriusque fortunae', compiled from Petrarch's 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' and Adrianus...
Dates: 1st half of the 15th century.

17th-century extracts and transcripts, in the hand of Sir James Balfour, of chartularies and other historical works.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.9
Scope and Contents 17th-century manuscript written and compiled by Sir James Balfour containing the following works:1. Copy by Sir James Balfour of George Marjorybanks, 'Annals of Scotland, 1514-94'. Folios 6r-23r.A history of Scotland in the form of annals written in Scots, originally written in the late 16th century by George Marjoribanks, burgess of Edinburgh. The location of the original manuscript from which Balfour made his copy is unknown. The work is separated into...
Dates: 17th century.

Abbreviated version of the ‘Scotichronicon’ by Walter Bower.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.1.7
Scope and Contents The exemplar for the manuscript was being compiled no later than 1444 under the direction of Bower himself. Richard Augustine Hay, writing in the early 18th century, at the beginning of the manuscript, states that it was written 1453-1454 by a canon of Inchcolm called Peter, and presented to Couper Abbey by William Earl of Orkney and Caithness in 1445 (probably a mistake for 1455), but he cites no evidence for this (see ‘Scotichronicon by Walter Bower in Latin and English’, ix, chapter 12,...
Dates: Circa 1450 x 1480.

Abridgement by Patrick Russell, prior of the Charterhouse of Perth, of a work by Walter Bower known as the 'Book of Cupar Angus'.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.6.7
Scope and Contents Manuscript compiled in Scotland by Patrick Russell, a prior of the Charterhouse of Perth. The manuscript is an abridged copy of the 'Book of Cupar Angus', which is itself an abbreviation of the 'Scotichronicon'.The manuscript is written in a single column, probably all by the same hand, which is becomes harder to read towards the end of the volume. The work is not complete, as two or more folios are missing between 246v and 247r.Watt suggests that the lost examplar...
Dates: 1460 - 1488

Abridgement, mid 18th century, of great seal charters, 1538-1540, in the hand of Walter Macfarlane.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.7
Scope and Contents

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: Jac.v.5.29.

Dates: 1538-1540.

Abridgement of the ‘Chroniche’ of Giovanni Villani (died 1348) continued by his brother Matteo (died 1363) and by Matteo`s son Filippo, to the end of 1365.

Identifier: Adv.MS.81.4.2
Scope and Contents The abridgement breaks off, in mid-sentence, in 1363 (in the middle of Chapter 69 of Book XI of the Matteo-Filippo Chronicle), 3¾ folios at the end being blank. The manuscript was written, probably in Florence, shortly after 1500; there are two water-marks, an eagle (Briquet 87: Florence, 1495) and a hat (Briquet 3383-3393: mostly Florence, 1470-1500). It is therefore possible that it is the autograph of the author of the abridgement, who was alive in 1500 (see folio 14 verso)....
Dates: After 1500.

'Abridgement of the History of the Orkneys, or Islands of Orkney, from Tharmodus Torfaeus, Historiographer to the King of Denmark', by the Reverend Alexander Pope, Minister of Reay., [Circa 1780.]

Identifier: MS.2096
Scope and Contents This is an incomplete version of the Abridgement; another version, Alexander Pope's manuscript of which is preserved in Caithness County Library, was published at Wick in 1866. This abridgement corresponds to pages 1-157 of the 1866 edition; the translation is similar but not the same, the notes are quite different, and there is no Introduction. The handwriting is Pope's, except on pages 11-12, where it is the same as that on pages 113-117 of the Caithness County Library manuscript....
Dates: [Circa 1780.]

'Abridgement of the Scottish History', a list of the succession of the Kings of Scotland from Fergus I to James VI by Sir James Balfour, in his hand.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.29
Scope and Contents

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: A.7.14.

Dates: 1st half of 17th century.

‘Assumption of the benefices’, copy, 18th century, of a book of assumptions, tax rolls of church properties, and retour of Fife.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.13
Scope and Contents The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: Jac.V.3.1.The contents are as follows: (i) An abridgement of part of the valuation, 1551 (page 5); (ii) The rent paid to the King out of the surplus of the thirds of benefices (page 48); (iii) Various taxt rolls of Benefices and church property - temporality as well as spirituality, chiefly early 17th century (page 51); (iv) List of Religious houses (page 185); (v) Copy of a retour,...
Dates: 16th century-early 17th century.

‘Breviary of the Decisions of the Lords of Session ... and of the Acts of Sederunt, from June, 1661, to July, 1681, observed by Sir James Dalrymple of Stair.’

Identifier: Adv.MS.81.1.1
Scope and Contents The Acts of Sederunt, 1661-1681, as in the printed ‘Decisions of the Lords of council and session’, are followed by a summary of Decisions arranged alphabetically according to subject. The text is apparently copied from an incomplete manuscript.At the end, inverted, is a copy of ‘Instructions and rules ... to the Commissaries, clerks, procurators fiscalls, and other members of the court of the whole ecclesiasticall jurisdiction,’ forwarded under cover of a Royal letter dated...
Dates: 1661-1681.

Copy, 18th century, written on paper watermarked 1742 or 1749, of an extract from `An Abridgment of the Scotishe historie`, written by John Maxwell, 4th Lord Herries of Terregles and dated 1656.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.2.7
Scope and Contents The extract covers the period 1541-1571. There is a brief description of the original manuscript on the flyleaf of the present volume. According to Robert Pitcairn in his preface to the published work, the original manuscript was probably destroyed sometime during the French Revolution, having been housed in the Scots College at Douai. The copyist, whose initials appear to be J P (folio 1), may have been Friar John Pepper, Society of Jesus, who was a student at the Scots College, Douai from...
Dates: 1656.

Copy of ‘Hope`s Major Practicks’, containing an abridged version of the text as printed in ‘Hope`s Major Practicks, 1608-33’., 17th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.80.7.9
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The papers, with some exceptions, have been arranged in the following categories:Adv.MSS.80.1.1-80.1.18: Correspondence.80.2.1-80.2.66: Financial papers.80.3.1-80.3.57: Account books.80.4.1-80.4.16: Miscellaneous estate papers.80.5.1-80.5.6: Legal papers.80.6.1-80.6.14: Notes and notebooks of George Dundas of Dundas, Advocate.80.7.1-80.7.14: Miscellaneous papers and books.The main exceptions are...
Dates: 17th century.

Decisions of the Court of Session, titled, 'Abridgement of the Journal of the [Court of] Session or the Lords Decisions From June 1705 Inclusive to November 1708 exclusive. Observed and collected by William Forbes Advocate', probably belonging to Sir Gilbert Elliot, 1st Baronet, Lord Minto., 1705-1708.

Identifier: MS.11034
Scope and Contents From the Series: This section consists of the personal, political and official correspondence and papers of the Elliots of Minto up to and including the 3rd Baronet, but chiefly of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Baronet (1693-1766), and of his son Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Baronet (1722-1777). The former was Member of Parliament for Roxburghshire and served as Lord Justice Clerk from 1763; the latter was Member of Parliament for Selkirkshire, 1753-1765, and for Roxburghshire, 1765-1777, and served as Lord of the...
Dates: 1705-1708.

Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, 1695-1702, reported, late 17th century- early 18th century, by Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall., 1677-1681, 1695-1702.

Identifier: Adv.MS.24.4.4
Scope and Contents

‘MS. D. – Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, from November 1695 continued to February 1702. On the versos, of the volume, at the beginning, is a portion containing Decisions of an earlier period, with the title ‘A short Abridgement of some Decisions of the Lords of Session, from November 1677 till the month of June 1681’ (page 91).

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.185) includes the reference: (W.2.9).

Dates: 1677-1681, 1695-1702.

Epitome, 29 October 1862, of marriage settlement, 29 October 1862, of Francis Charteris Fletcher, Captain in the 60th Regiment and Clara Pusey., 29 October 1862.

Identifier: Ch.14706
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Sir Andrew Fletcher of Innerpeffer purchased Saltoun and Glencorse in 1642; Glencorse was sold in 1647. The documents concern both the estate and individual members of the family.

Dates: 29 October 1862.

'Epitome, or Abridgement, of the most substantiall things contained in the books of ... Mr. Thomas Craige of Riccartoune ... treating upon the feudall-law ... Edinbrugh ... wryten ... 1683.', 1683.

Identifier: MS.1950
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The manuscripts of the Society of Antiquaries include the ‘Hawthornden Manuscripts’, MSS.2053-2067, the papers of William Drummond of Hawthornden and of his uncle, William Fowler.

Dates: 1683.