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Scotland. Manuscript and transcript relating to antiquities of Elgin and Moray

Reference code
MSS/0032
Title
Scotland. Manuscript and transcript relating to antiquities of Elgin and Moray
Date
18th century
Level of description
series
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 42. Quarto. Bound with SAL/MSS/31, 33
Scope and content
Contents:- (1) An account of the ecclesiastical antiquities of Elgin and other places in Moray by the Rev. Lachlan Shaw, FSA (d. 1777), minister of Elgin, written at the age of ninety (see covering letter, 4 March 1773, from Thomas Pennant to the Hon. Daines Barrington, VPSA, fol. 5). Consists mainly of notes on early bishops of Moray, an account of the ancient cathedral of Elgin, the abbey of Kinloss, and priories. Published by the Rev. L. Shaw in The History of the Province of Moray (Edinburgh, 1775). The account was accompanied (see fol. 5v) by two drawings of Elgin, one (a general view) after Sandby, the other (of the chapter house) after Bernard Gilpin. fols. 6-21;- (2) Detailed index to the contents of three volumes of 'Geographical Collections relating to Scotland', transcribed from the papers of Sir Robert Sibbald for the use of Walter McFarlane of McFarlane (see note by Richard Gough, 1773, fol. 21v) in whose family the volumes were then preserved, fols. 22-42.
Creator
Macfarlan, Walter (d 1767), Scottish antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/32
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