Account book of a Scottish firm, 1716-1728.

Scope and Content

Account book of a Scottish firm.

The accounts comprise lists by debtor / creditor of sums due or paid by John Dickson, in particular bonds and their redemption.Ruled columns, headed.

Administrative / Biographical History

There is the very strong impression that this is the ledger of a Writer to the Signet with a wide range of clients in the eastern border counties and Edinburgh. John Dickson of Anthon's Hill [Eccles, Berwickshire] is described as a Writer to the Signet in 1765 but it is likely that this is the son of the John Dickson whose accounts are contained in this volume.

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Baer for 3, 14 Feb 1949.


Call number used to be ms850

Other Finding Aids

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: quarter vellum with marbled boards. Title on the spine in black. Rebound by Cockerell, July 1953 with a binder's note pasted inside back cover.Paper: 19.4x31.1cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.