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Writs. Judicial records.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Orders in writing, issued under seal (in the name of the sovereign or a court or judicial officer) from the proper authority, commanding the person to whom it is directed to perform or refrain from performing an act specified therein.

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Antiquarian papers of James Dennistoun of Dennistoun, advocate and antiquary.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.19.2.16-19.2.27
Scope and Contents The papers consist of materials for a projected history of Dumbartonshire (Adv.MS.19.2.16-19.2.24), materials towards a projected work on the Scottish religious houses on the Continent (Adv.MS.19.2.25), and notes and extracts of Scottish interest from manuscripts in continental libraries (Adv.MS.19.2.26), together with a record of the bequest of Dennistoun`s manuscripts and a calendar of them (Adv.MS.19.2.27). The papers were arranged and bound by Mark Napier, executor of James...
Dates: ?1825-1856.

Antiquarian papers of Patrick Chalmers (died 1854)., 1st quarter of 19th century-3rd quarter of 19th century.

Identifier: MS.15471
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: (i) Papers on field antiquities, especially sculptured stones. (Folio 1.) (ii) Papers concerning documentary research. The papers are chiefly transcripts of charters and writs concerning Angus. Included in this section is an essay by Patrick Chalmers entitled 'Remarks on the law of the burghs' (folio 26); a list of churches within the Deanery of Angus and the Diocese of St Andrews (folio 40); a note on the public library in Montrose (folio 78); transcripts of...
Dates: 1st quarter of 19th century-3rd quarter of 19th century.

Financial and legal papers relating to the Minto estate., 1667-1862, undated.

Identifier: MS.13248
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Financial papers of the Scotts of Chapel, 1678-1712 (folio 1); (ii) Financial papers of Francis Scott of Alton, 1713-1722, chiefly concerning his dealings with William Hunter, minister of Lilliesleaf, and his family (folio 43); (iii) Miscellaneous legal deeds and pleadings, 1667-1811 (folio 66); (iv) Inventories of writs chiefly relating to Shielswood in Minto and East Moriston near Earlston, 1668-1862, undated (folio 98).

Dates: 1667-1862, undated.