Index of Manuscripts contained within Part Three of the National Manuscripts of Scotland, 1488 to 1706, linked to each individual page. Note; No's I - VI, being of earlier dates, are supplementary to Part II:
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I. A page from Liber A. of the Exchequer, in the Public Record Office, London, containing documents relating to the projected Treaty of Marriage of Margaret, the Maid of Norway, with the Son of Edward I., King of England. About AD 1290.
II. Map of Britain of the 14th Century, in the Bodleian Library.
III. Extract from the Burgh Records of Aberdeen, illustrating antique Burghal Practice and Procedure. About AD 1310.
IV. Testament of James of Douglas, Lord of Dalkeith. 19th December 1392.
V. A page of the Record of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Glasgow. AD 1452.
VI. Two pages from the Statutes of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Glasgow.
KING JAMES IV, 1488 - 1513
VII. Two pages from the Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer, showing the Expenses of the King in bringing wood from Loch Lomond for building row-barges at Dumbarton, and the audit by the King and the Lords Auditors of Exchequer. AD 1495-6.
VIII. Bull of Pope Alexander VI, confirming, on the Petition of the King, the Foundation of the University of Aberdeen. AD 1494.
IX. Autograph Letter from the King to Henry VIII., dated at the Abbey of the Holy Cross - Brit. Mus. Cotton MSS. Vespasian, F.iii. fol 32.
X. Two pages of a Royal Household Book. AD 1512.
KING JAMES V, 1513 - 1542
XI. Decreet of the Lawting at Kirkwall, in a matter of heritage, showing trial by Jury in Orkney. AD 1514.
XII. Letter of Credence by the Queen Dowager in favour of Mr John Cantuly, countersigned by the King. - Brit. Mus. Cotton MSS. Vespasian, F. iii. fol. 37.
XIII. Two pages of the Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer, signed by the King and the Lords Auditors of Exchequer. AD 1526.
XIV. Two pages from the MS. of Gavin Douglas's translation of the AEneid, written by Matthew Geddes, his clerk, in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (O.s.12).
XV. Autograph Letter of Gavin Douglas, Bishop of Dunkeld, to Cardinal Wolsey, dated at Waltham Cross, Christmas Eve, 1521.
XVI. Autograph Letter from the King to the Queen. - Advocate's Library, Balcarres Papers, vol. i.
XVII. A page of the Royal Household Book, - Feast of Christmas, 1528.
XVIII. A page of the Royal Household Book, - the King's Stud, 23rd September 1534.
XIX. Letter to the King from Francis I., warning him of the schemes of Charles V., Emperor of Germany. Rouen, 2nd February 1531.
XX. The Institution and Statutes of the Court of Session, signed by the King. 27th May 1532.
XXI. A page from the Proem to Archdeacon Bellenden's translation of Boece, from the MS in the University Library, Cambridge.
XXII. Autograph Letter from Anthoinette de Bourbon to the Queen, her daughter, acknowledging receipt of a Picture of the King, and promising to send him a Falconer and Falcons. Joinville, 18th November (1539). - Advocate's Library, Balcarres Papers, vol. ii.
XXIII. A page of the Queen's Household Book. AD 1540.
QUEEN MARY, 1542 - 1567
XXIV. Declaration by Patrick Earl Bothwell of certain Articles, which he offers to debate with his body at the appointment of the King of France. Hermitage, 1st April 1549.
XXV. Letter from the Regent Arran to Lord Gray, summoning him to Linlithgow to defend the Queen's authority. Edinburgh, 21st July 1543.
XXVI. A page from the Folio Maitland MS. in the Pepys Collection, Magdalen College, Cambridge.
XXVII. Letter from Henry VIII. to the Regent Arran, acknowledging the return of the insignia of the Garter vacant by the decease of his Nephew, King James V. Hampton Court, 24th May 1544 - From the Collection of Letters ans State Papers known as the Hopetoun MS.
XXVIII. Letter from the Queen Regent to the Lords of Session, on behalf of Widow Marioun Craig, with autograph Postscript. Holyroodhouse, AD 1556.
XXIX. Letter from Donald Earl of Ross and Lord of the Isles to King Henry VIII., announcing his arrival in Ireland with 4000 men for the King's service. Knockfergus, 5th August 1545.
XXX. Autograph Letter from Francis D'Orleans to his mother, Mary of Lorraine, the Queen Dowager, informing her that her daughter, the little Queen of Scots, is in great favour at the Court of France. St. Germain-en-Laye, 9th December 1549 - Advocate's Library, Balcarres Papers vol. ii.
XXXI. Autograph Letter from Catherine de Medicis to the Queen Dowager - Ibid. vol.i.
XXXII. Autograph Letter from Margaret of France to the Queen Dowager, telling her how good and virtuous is her daughter the Queen of Scots - Ibid. vol.i.
XXXIII. Autograph Letter from Anne D'Est to the Queen Dowager, giving her news of her daughter, the Queen of Scots - Ibid. vol.ii.
XXXIV. Autograph Letter from Diane de Poitiers to the Queen Dowager, declaring her willingness to serve the young Queen of Scots - Ibid. vol.iii.
XXXV. Autograph Letter from the Queen to her mother, the Queen Dowager. About AD 1550.
XXXVI. Autograph Letter from Henry Lord Darnley to Queen Mary of England, returning thanks for her favours to him. Temple Newsome, 28th March 1554 - British Museum, Cotton MSS. Vespasian, F.iiifol.37.b..
XXXVII. Plan of the Debateable Land on the Borders, by Henry Bullock, AD 1552.
XXXVIII. Autograph Letter from Francis, the Dauphin, to his Mother-in-law, Mary of Lorraine, the Queen Regent, informing her of his marriage, AD 1558.
XXXIX. Autograph Letter from the Queen to her Mother, informing her that she is about to receive her first Sacrament - About AD 1554.
XL. The Common or Godly Band subscribed by the Lords of the Congregation, Edinburgh, December 1557.
XLI. Letter from Sir William Cecil to Secretary Lethington, making suggestions for reconciling parties in Scotland, Westminster, 16th April 1559 - The Hopetoun MS.
XLII. A page from La Menu de la Maison Royale, AD 1561.
XLIII. Autograph Letter from James Earl of Boswell to the Queen Regent, with offers of service, Crichton, 15th May 1560.
XLIV. Letter from Frederick II., King of Norway and Denmark, to the Governors of Scotland, claiming the restitution of the Orkney Islands, 23rd October 1560 - Advocate's Library (Denmylne MSS.)33.1.11.
XLV. Autograph Letter from John Knox to Queen Elizabeth, with reference to his treatise entitled "the First Blast of the Trumpet", Edinburgh, 6th August 1561.
XLVI. Letter from the Queen to Torquil M'Leod, commanding him, as being of Stewart blood, not to ally himself in marriage without her permission, Inverary, 24th July 1563.
XLVII. Assurance for the Earl of Moray to come to the Queen to establish an allegation made by him as to a conspiracy against his life, Holyroodhouse, 19th July 1565.
XLVIII. Warrant for proclaiming the Queen's Marriage with Darnley, Holyroodhouse, 28th July 1565.
XLIX. Proclamation signed by the King and Queen against the authority usurped by the Lords of the Congregation, St. Andrews, 13th September 1565.
L. Two pages of the Inventories of the Queen's Jewels, with the destination of the Legacies marked on the margin in her own hand, AD 1566.
LI. Memorandum of the Materials of the Queen's mourning for Darnley, subscribed by herself, Edinburgh, 15th February 1566.
LII. Letter from the Earl of Moray to the Lord High Treasurer, to hasten the marriage attire of Nicholas Wardlaw, with autograph Postscript, Stirling, 31st August 1566.
LIII. A page of the Lord High Treasurer's Accounts, containing the expenses of the Marriage dresses of Bastian Pages and Margaret Carwood, and of Drugs and Spices for embalming the body of Darnley, February 1566.
LIV. Inventory of the Furniture destroyed at the Kirk of Field, subscribed by the Queen, 20th May 1567.
LV. Warrant for confining the Queen in Lochleven Castle, Edinburgh, 16th June 1567.
LVI. Letter from the Earl of Moray to a Lord of the English Court, complaining that he had been "fremmedlie handylled" by Queen Elizabeth, notwithstanding his great affection for her service, Westminster, 30th October 1565.
KING JAMES VI., 1567 - 1625
LVII. Autograph Letter from Queen Mary to Lord St. Colme, Bolton, 23rd July 1568.
LVIII. Letter in cipher from the Queen to the Archbishop of St. Andrews, Bolton, 18th January 1568 - the Hopetoun MS.
LIX. Commission by Queen Mary to Commissioners unnamed for prosecuting her divorce from Bothwell, Wingfield, May 1569.
LX. A page of a MS. of Knox's History of the Reformation, corrected by himself, about AD 1566.
LXI. Autograph Letter from John Knox to Sir William Douglas of Lochleven, 31st March 1570.
LXII. Project of an Accord for compounding the Controversies of Scotland, AD 1572.
LXIII. Autograph Letter from Charles Earl of Lennox to the Council of Scotland, thanking them for consenting to his advancement to honour, Gray's Inn, 20th May 1572 - the Hopetoun MS.
LXIV. Letter from John III., King of Sweden, to Sir Archibald Ruthven, thanking him for levying and leading a Scotch army for his service, Stockholm, 11th July 1573 - Ibid.
LXV. Autograph Letter from Queen Mary to Queen Elizabeth, earnestly pleading for a mitigation of the severity of her imprisonment, Sheffield, 29th October 1571, British Museum, Cotton MSS., Caligula, C.iii.fol.231.
LXVI. Autograph Letter from George Buchanan to Randolph, mentioning that he is busy with the story of Scotland, Stirling, 6th August - British Museum, Lansdowne MSS.xv.No.24.
LXVII. Letter from Queen Elizabeth to James VI., with reference to piracies committed by her subjects, Greenwich, 4th August 1579.
LXVIII. List of Books for the King, with a warrant for payment subscribed by the Regent Morton, 25th July 1576.
LXIX. Precept by the King for a payment to Arnold Bronckhorst for Pictures of himself and George Buchanan, 9th September 1580.
LXX. The King's Confession, subscribed at Edinburgh, 28th January 1580.
LXXI. A page from the first Book of Laureations in the University of Edinburgh, AD 1585.
LXXII. Two pages from the quarto Maitland MS. in the Pepys Collection, Magdalen College, Cambridge, AD 1585-7.
LXXIII. Autograph Letter from the King to the Lord Secretary, with reference to the Ministers, the Isles, Borders, etc., 17th October 1596.
LXXIV. Autograph Letter from the King to the Dowager Countess of Angus - Advocate's Library, (Denmylne MSS.)33.1.1,vol.i.
LXXV. Contract between Robert Logan of Restalrig and John Napier of Merchiston, concerning the recovery of treasure supposed to be hidden at Fast Castle, Edinburgh, July 1594.
LXXVI. Letter produced at the trial of the Gowrie Conspirators, ascribed to Logan of Restalrig, Fast Castle, 18th July 1600.
LXXVII. Letter from Christian IV. of Denmark to the King, desiring to have his Portrait and that of the Queen, Copenhagen, 10th October 1597.
LXXVIII. Autograph Letter from the King to the Lord Secretary, with reference to M. de la Jessť, whom he proposed to appoint his Historiographer - Advocate's Library, Balcarres Papers, vol.vi.
LXXIX. Another letter concerning the same - Ibid.
LXXX. Letter from the King to Shah Abbas, informing him how Sir Anthony Shirley had discharged the duties of an Embassy entrusted to him by the Shah, for forming an alliance against the Turks, Edinburgh 1601.
LXXXI. Letter to the King from the Lords of the English Court, signed in cipher, announcing that Queen Elizabeth is dying, 10th March 1603 - Ibid.33.1.7.
LXXXII. Instructions, signed by the King, for Sir Michael Balfour, as Ambassador to the Low Countries, for procuring troops and arms - Ibid.33.1.13.
LXXXIII. Autograph Letter to the King from his eldest son, Prince Henry, about AD 1600.
LXXXIV. Contract of fosterage, in Gaelic, between Sir Roderick MacLeod and John, the Son of the Son of Kenneth, 8th October 1614.
LXXXV. Articles of a Proposed Treaty of Union between England and Scotland, signed by thirty-nine English and twenty-eight Scotch Commissioners at Westminster, 6th December 1604.
LXXXVI. Letter to the King from the Provost, Bailies and Council of Edinburgh concerning repayment of a Loan, and appointing Ministers to their Churches, Edinburgh, 6th February 1607 - Advocate's Library, (Denmylne MSS) 33.1.1.
LXXXVII. Another Letter to the King from the same, Edinburgh, 4th September 1607- Ibid. 33.1.1.
LXXXVIII. Autograph Letter from Prince Charles, Duke of York, to the King, his Father, about AD 1607.
LXXXIX. Autograph Letter, in Italian, from the Princess Elizabeth to the King, her Father - Ibid.33.1.5.
XC. Autograph Letter from the Queen to the King, Ibid.33.1.5.
XCI. Autograph Letter from Elizabeth, the Electress Palatine, to the King, her Father, Heidelberg, 20th October, Ibid.33.1.5.
XCII. Autograph Letter from Prince Charles to the Queen, his Mother, Ibid.33.1.5.
XCIII. Autograph Letter from Esther Inglis to the King, Edinburgh, 20th June 1620, Ibid.33.1.6.
XCIV. Letter from Gustavus Adolphus to the Senators of Scotland, requesting them to prevent the recruiting of Robert Stewart for the German Catholics, Gripsholm, 23rd September 1623, Ibid.33.1.12.
KING CHARLES I., 1625 - 1649
XCV. Acquittance by the Earl of Leven, in command of a Scotch army in Ireland, for £15,000, apparently for the pay of his troops, 19th September 1642.
XCVI. Elegy, in Gaelic, on Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenurquhay, AD 1631.
XCVII. The National Covenant, AD 1633.
XCVIII. The Solemn League and Covenant, subscribed at St. Andrews, AD 1643.
XCIX. Letter from Oliver Cromwell to the Committee of Estates, apologising for the disorderly carriage of his Troops on the Borders, Norham, 21st September 1649.
C. Circular Letter for proclaiming Richard Cromwell Lord Protector, Edinburgh, 10th September 1658.
CI. Picture of Edinburgh, from a Print by Hollar, in the Queen's Library at Windsor, AD 1670.
CII. Declaration against Leagues and Covenants as unlawful oaths, signed at Edinburgh, 28th July 1681.
CIII. Letter from King James VII., to the Estates, appealing to them for support against the usurped authority of the Prince of Orange, on board the St. Michael, 1st March 1689.
CIV. Autograph Letter from the Earl of Argyll to his Son on the day of his execution, Edinburgh Castle, 30th June 1685.
CV. Letter from King William III. to the Estates, Hampton Court, 7th March 1689.
CVI. Act of the Estates wherein they declare their intention to remain undissolved until they have secured the Protestant Religion and the Liberties of the Kingdom, Edinburgh, 16th March 1689.
CVII. Oath taken by William and Mary on their acceptance of the Crown of Scotland, signed at Whitehall 11th May 1689.
QUEEN ANNE, 1702 - 1714
CVIII. Treaty of Union between England and Scotland, signed and sealed at Westminster by twenty-seven English and twenty-six Scotch Commissioners, 26th July 1706.
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