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Answers. Legal documents.

Subject Source: Other Source
Scope Note: Written pleadings given in to a court usually in reply to a claim. Source: Gibb (A D). 'Students' glossary of Scottish legal terms.' (Edinburgh: W Green and Son Ltd, 1946.).

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

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 of John Mackenzie, Writer to the Signet, and of various clients., 1735-1768, undated.

Identifier: MS.1176
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Contains correspondence and papers of John Mackenzie, Advocate and a Principal Clerk of Session, of Cramond and later of Delvine (died 1731), his sons Alexander, Writer to the Signet and a Principal Clerk of Session (died 1737), and John, Writer to the Signet, Deputy-Keeper of the Signet (died 1778), and Alexander's grandson Sir Alexander Muir Mackenzie, 1st Baronet, Writer to the Signet (died 1835); formed a distinguished line of lawyers who were active in the affairs of their day and...
Dates: 1735-1768, undated.

Papers of the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale concerning the Court of Session., 1721-1754, undated.

Identifier: MS.14520
Scope and Contents The papers consist of the following:(i) Papers, 1721-1725, concerning the attempted appointment of Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles as a judge of the Court of Session (folio 1);(ii) Answers, 1725, for the King's Solicitor to the petition of Margaret Jamieson (folio 109);(iii) ‘The alterations proposed to be made in the Criminall Law of Scotland*, undated (folio 111);(iv) Memoranda, 1754, concerning the appointment of Thomas Hay of Huntingdon as a...
Dates: 1721-1754, undated.

Papers, undated, of Hugh Dalrymple Murray Kynynmound concerning law and politics., Early 18th century.

Identifier: MS.12810
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) 'Dialogue A & B on Mare liberum & clausum law' (folio 1); (ii) 'On Pitmeddens treaties of Mutilation & Demembration' (folio 8); (iii) 'Introduction to a treatise on the Constitution of Scotland' (folio 13); (iv) 'The hereditary right of the Crown of Scotland asserted' (folio 20); (v) "On Abercrombie's first volume" (referring to Patrick Abercromby, ‘Martial achievements of the Scots Nation’, volume 1 (Edinburgh, 1711)) (folio 32); (vi) 'Answers...
Dates: Early 18th century.

Political and miscellaneous papers of the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale., 1719-1760, undated.

Identifier: MS.14521
Scope and Contents The papers consist of the following:(i) 'Instructions for preparing a case for the Duke of Hamilton touching his peerage as Duke of Brandon & c. and proceedings in the House of Lords on the Duke of Queensberry petition’ 1719 (folio 1);(ii) Printed recommendations to the King by the commissioners for securing the peace of the Highlands concerning the provisions of schools in the Highlands, 1716, with a manuscript, 1733, 'Memorial concerning the provisions made by...
Dates: 1719-1760, undated.

Printed legal papers of the Hays of Yester., 1721-1800.

Identifier: MSS.14778-14781
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers catalogued here are especially rich in political material, 17th century-19th century, in estate and local affairs correspondence and papers, 16th century-20th century, in financial and legal material, 15th century-20th century, and in personal, household and estate accounts, 17th century-19th century. There is material concerning India in the correspondence and papers of the 8th, 9th and 10th Marquesses of Tweeddale, and concerning the Peninsular War in the correspondence and...
Dates: 1721-1800.

Statement of the case of the petitioners in the case of the 'Beacon' newspaper, in the hand of Walter Scott [?1821], with the printed 'Petition', 1821, and 'Answers' thereto, 1822.

Identifier: MS.126
Scope and Contents

Inserted at the beginning is an account of the circumstances in which Sir Walter Scott wrote this statement.

Dates: 1821-1822.

Various printed papers for use of members of the Cabinet., 1848-1850.

Identifier: MS.12221
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) 'Case of Captain Cook', a memorandum, undated, but circa 1850, 2 pages; (ii) Copies of dispatches of Thomas Wyse, Athens, to Lord Palmerston 3 and 4 June 1850, 4 pages; 2 pages; (iii) 'Memorandum on the Answer of the Government of Greece to that of Great-Britain respecting the Islands of Cervi and Sapienza', Foreign Office 31 December 1849, 7 pages; (iv) 'Memorandum on the Condition and Prospect of Roman Affairs', 14 January 1850, 14 pages; (v) 'Statement of...
Dates: 1848-1850.

Volume consisting chiefly of caricatures, 1875-1879, by Lord Archibald Campbell, son of the 8th Duke of Argyll.

Identifier: MS.7195
Scope and Contents John Francis Campbell of Islay, Gaelic scholar and government official, George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, and Lord Colin Campbell, Member of Parliament for Argyll, are frequently featured. The volume includes an answer to a petition, ?1681, by the Earls of Erroll and Strathmore, and a list of debts, 1681, due by Archibald Campbell, Marquess of Argyll. There are also two letters of Lord Archibald Campbell, one of J F Campbell of Islay, and a Gaelic poem, 1685, on Archibald, 9th...
Dates: 1681-1879.