Charter under the Great Seal. The seal itself is not present.
University of Edinburgh Charter
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The University of Edinburgh was established as the 'Tounis College' by a charter of novodamus from King James VI of Scotland in 1582.. This gifted old ecclesiastical revenues to the burgh of Edinburgh to be used to establish a college.
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This item is not normally produced for general consultation. A good article, facsimile and translation is available in Charters of Foundation and Early Documents, (Coimbra Group , 1994) .
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Long term loan from Edinburgh City Archives (its ref. Historical Charter 65), Acc 96/018.
Alternative Form Available
Published copy in, Charters of Foundation and Early Documents, (Coimbra Group , 1994)
Catalogued by Grant Buttars, 13 November 2007
Assumed to have been in the posession of the city until loaned to the University in November 1995.
Charters of Foundation and Early Documents, (Coimbra Group , 1994)