Section I. Documents of Scottish literature and history

Scope and Content

Documents of Scottish literature and history constitute Section I of the Laing Collection with shelfmarks La.I. The collection contains historical documents and royal letters from the time of King James III to the Union of Scotland with England in 1707. There are documents with original autograph signatures or holograph documents by various statesmen and noblemen, and papers relating to, and letters by, ecclesiastical persons. This Section also defines a band of material including papers, letters, accounts, and warrants signed by English statesmen and others, and by foreign monarchs and others. There are papers illustrating the ecclesiastical history of Scotland from 1634 to 1685, and papers of military interest.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

Handlist, H1. Another important finding aid is the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives. Additions to the typed slips in sheaf binders were made until 1987.

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