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Letters patent. Executive records.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Written communications, usually signed and sealed from a government or sovereign of a nation, conferring upon a designated person a grant (as a right, title, status, property, authority, privilege, monopoly, franchise, immunity, or exemption) that could not otherwise be enjoyed.

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of copies of letters and papers concerning the formation of the Irish Treasury Board and the procedures to be adopted by it, with notes on the procedures of the British Treasury.

Identifier: Adv.MS.4.1.2, vols. I-II
Scope and Contents

The volumes have the book-plate of Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie, and, as he was secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland in 1794-1795, were presumably compiled on his instructions.

Dates: 1793-1794.

Copies, 17th century, of documents relating to heraldry.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.18
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) A treatise on heraldry in 28 chapters, with particular reference to the Court of the Lord Lyon, 1661 (page 1). The last chapter is a copy of the proclamation, 1447, of Arthur, Constable of France and later Duke of Brittany. See Adv.MSS.31.5.2, folio 1, and 31.3.20, folio 1.(ii) `Kinges of armes and heraulds in Ingland 1628` (pages 75, 79). This has been numbered Cap.29 in continuation of (i). The work has been printed,...
Dates: 1385-1661.

Copy of Adv.MS.31.3.18, documents relating to heraldry, made for Walter Macfarlane of Macfarlane by his earlier copyist.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.3.22
Scope and Contents

Translations have been provided with the material in Latin.

Dates: 1385-1661.

Microfilm of papers, 1624-?1625, early 18th century, concerning the erection of baronetcies in Nova Scotia; and concerning the Dukes of Atholl.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.436
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: Papers, 1624-?1625, early 18th century, concerning the erection of baronetcies in Nova Scotia (Adv.MS.16.2.3);

Papers concerning the Dukes of Atholl (Adv.MS.16.2.4).

Dates: 1624-?1625, early 18th century.

Miscellaneous charters.

Identifier: Ch.A.1-46

Miscellaneous law tracts.

Identifier: Adv.MS.25.3.4
Scope and Contents The contents of the volume are as follows.(i) Copies of various Royal patents, gifts, and commissions, 1642-1669 (the majority from the early 1660s). Most are in a 17th-century hand; an early 18th-century hand has added two, on pages 125 and 532. A detailed list is given on pages 536-540, and they have been fully indexed. (Page 1.)(ii)-(xiii) are copies, in an 18th-century hand, of sections of Adv.MS.6.2.2.(ii) = Adv. MS. 6.2.2(xii): `The Retour ... of the...
Dates: 16th century-17th century.

Papers concerning the erection of baronetcies in Nova Scotia.

Identifier: Adv.MS.16.2.3
Scope and Contents The papers are part of the Balcarres collection. They had become separated from the rest of the collection, but can be identified from the original inventory.The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Copy of a letter of James VI to the Privy Council, 1624 (folio 1). The letter is printed in `The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland`, 1st series, volume xiii, page 616.(ii) Copy of undertakings by the newly-created baronets, of payments to Sir...
Dates: 1624-?1625, early 18th century.