Union of England and Scotland, 1706

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript relating to the Union of England and Scotland, entitled 'Answers to ye 14 Queries', being a reply to [J Ballantyne's] 'Some queries proposed to consideration relative to the Union now intended'. The 'Queries...relative to the Union..." are in fact arguments against it; the writer of the "Answers" (apparently a Scot) points out the fallacies in these arguments and supports the proposed Union.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Act of Union was a treaty (1 May 1707) that effected the union of England and Scotland under the name of Great Britain.

Arrangement

Single item.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Alternative Form Available

The Goldsmith's Library holds a copy of the 'Answers' (Ref: G.L. 4264).

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript quarto.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Bound with the Goldsmith's Library copy of the 'Queries' (Ref: G.L. 1705).

Related Material

Other University of London manuscripts relating to English and Scottish Union include MSS 20 (xxvi), 85, 86, 191, and 403.

Geographical Names