Operetta by Patrick Robertson, Lord Robertson

Scope and Content

Manuscript operetta in several hands, perhaps including that of the author, Patrick Robertson, entitled 'La festa d'overgroghi, operetta seria comica, in due atti...parole inglesi-italiane dal Signor Coccalicchi. Rappresentata nella Casa Skenea, Edinburgo, Marzio 1832', and containing instructions to the printer. The manuscript is bound with a printed copy of Nugae Legales (according to the half-title only), containing the printed operetta and some other items. The printed version is fuller than the manuscript, and the leaves are laid down to the size of the manuscript leaves.

Administrative / Biographical History

Patrick Robertson (1794-1855) was a Scottish judge. He produced writings on legal and literary topics.

Access Information

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.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to the University Library by Lady Macmillan and received in 1967.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

8¾" x 7¼". The binding is said to be by Rivière.

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

The manuscript contains the armorial bookplate of Lord Macmillan of Aberfeldy, dated 1937, inscribed 'Ex dono John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir'.