Union of England and Scotland, 1706-1707

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing papers relating to the Union of England and Scotland, [1706-1707], including a treatise on the Union beginning 'The designe of ane Union presently on foot', [1706]; a burlesque headed 'Acts of Parliament in Scotland', [1706], being a mockery of the Union; two tracts, one in favour of the Union, and one against, 1707.

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.


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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

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript quarto. Bound in quarter-morocco.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith 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.

Related Material

Other University of London manuscripts relating to English and Scottish Union include MSS 20 (xxvi), 86, 191, 403, and 422.

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