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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents distributed to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.

Found in 1006 Collections and/or Records:

David Macpherson`s copy of ‘An Enquiry into the History of Scotland ...’ by John Pinkerton, volume 2 (London, 1789)., 1789.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.6.3(ii)
Scope and Contents

Bound in in the latter part of the volume is a copy of ‘A dissertation on the origin and progress of the Scythians or Goths’, which also has numerous marginalia by Macpherson. None of the writings is dated, but folios 8 and 15 are written on sheets watermarked 1810 and 1811.

The additions are tipped in at pages 33, 46, 114, 197, 204, 223, 247 and before and in the tables of kings; and at page 53 of the ‘Dissertation …’.

Dates: 1789.

David Macpherson`s copy of ‘Annals of Scotland’, 2 volumes (Edinburgh, 1776, 1779) by Sir David Dalrymple, 3rd Baronet, Lord Hailes.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.4.13(i)-(ii)
Scope and Contents Each volume contains Macpherson`s signature on the verso of the title page and numerous marginalia, many of which are quite lengthy, throughout, as well as additional notes and extracts on scraps, and some sheets, of paper tipped in at appropriate places. According to a note on the verso of the title page of volume i, Macpherson `inserted everything that occurred to me in printed authors or in manuscript records, which is useful correcting the errors, or supplying the defects of Sir David...
Dates: 1776, 1779.

David Macpherson`s copy of ‘Annals of Scotland’, volume 1 (Edinburgh, 1776) by Sir David Dalrymple., 1776.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.4.13(i)
Scope and Contents

Additions are tipped-in at pages 3, 13, 43, 49, 69, 71, 93, 182, 195, 245, 263, 295, 353 and at the endpaper.

At folio 15 is a printed list of books for sale, over which Macpherson has written a draft of a letter to David Steuart Erskine, Earl of Buchan (succeeded 1767), and, on the verso, a list of manuscripts and printed works relating to Scottish history.

Dates: 1776.

David Macpherson`s copy of ‘History of Scotland from the accession of the House of Stuart to that of Mary’, 2 volumes, (London, 1797) by John Pinkerton.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.4.14(i)-(ii)
Scope and Contents

Macpherson’s signature is on the verso of the title page of each volume, and a number of usually brief marginalia are scattered throughout volume i, and a few more in volume ii, mostly at the beginning. A few undated notes on scraps of paper are tipped in.

Dates: 1797.

David Macpherson`s copy of ‘The History and Antiquities of Scotland’ by William Maitland, 2 volumes (London, 1757), containing many marginal notes and comments on the text.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.1.21(i)-(ii)
Scope and Contents By far the majority of the notes are in volume i, volume ii being quite lightly marked. Some of these are quite lengthy, and many express disagreement with Maitland. One note, at page 142, is dated 1788, another, at page 227, refers to 1791; the rest are undated.The only additions to the printed leaves are a scrap of paper tipped in between pages 414-415, a prospectus for Macpherson`s edition of ‘Orygynall Cronykyl of Scotland’, 1795, tipped in between pages 756-757, and a...
Dates: 1757.

Diary of John Nicoll, Writer to the Signet.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.4.1
Scope and Contents

The diary records political and other events of the time, and includes copies of proclamations and other current publications.

Dates: 1650-1667.