The Scottish History Society (SHS) was founded in 1886 with the aim of publishing original sources of Scottish history. It forms part of a rich tradition of publishing clubs in Scotland (and we will be writing about some of the others in another post in the near future), and has become one of the longest-running and most successful of them. Over the last 130 years, the SHS has published over 170 books, covering a very wide range of historical topics. The NLS has now put the complete run on its website. We've added a list of all of the titles available from the SHS below, but we thought we'd highlight some of our favourites.
Arthur Mitchell's monumental work "Contribution to the bibliography of Scottish topography" is a superb reference work. It was published in two volumes: the first is arranged geographically (by county, then by parish), while the second is arranged by subject area. The books list many thousands of articles, books, pamphlets and chapters, and is indispensable for local historians, and extremely useful for family historians as well. Our copy was so heavily used I had to send it to my bookbinder for repairs!
There are two particularly useful titles for those interested in Jacobite history: List of persons concerned in the rebellion, published in 1890, and Prisoners of the '45, published in three volumes in 1928-1929, edited by Sir Bruce Gordon Seton and Jean Gordon Arnot. While certainly not comprehensive, and in many ways superseded by more recent research, they are both very useful starting points.
An intriguing, explicitly genealogical title, albeit one that is not always entirely reliable, is Genealogical collections concerning families in Scotland, made by Walter Macfarlane, 1750-1751. Families covered by this volume include Balfour, Bethune, Munro, Moncrief, Morton of Cambo, Kinnaird of that Ilk and Inchture, Mackenzie, Grant, Maclean, Mackintosh, Leslie, Bisset, Fraser of Lovat, Oliphant, Maule, Lawmond [Lamond], Carnegy, Martine, Schevez, Forbes, Strang, Knox, Spang, Douglas, Robertson of Strowan, Fraser of Dores, Fullarton, Urquhart, Gordon, Rose of Kilravock, Stirling and Kinninmond of that Ilk. As ever with printed genealogies, any information should be treated with a great deal of caution.
As graduates of the University of St Andrews, we are both interested in the history of Scotland's oldest university, and of the town. There are no fewer than three relevant titles in this collection: Rentale Sancti Andree, being the chamberlain and granitar accounts of the archbishopric in the time of Cardinal Betoun, 1538-1546, Early records of the University of St. Andrews The graduation roll, 1413 to 1579, and the matriculation roll, 1473 to 1579, and Acta Facultatis Artium Universitatis Sanctiandree, 1413-1588. The first of these is a very useful source for 16th century Fife, while the latter two are among the earliest surviving education records in Scotland.
Another source for sixteenth-century Fife is the Sheriff Court Book of Fife, 1515-1522. This excellent volume includes a full index of people and places. It's worth noting that much of Kinross was at this time under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff of Fife.
There are a number of other early books of court records from around Scotland:
- Court book of the Barony of Urie in Kincardineshire, 1604-1747
- Records of the Proceedings of the Justiciary Court Edinburgh, 1661-1678
- Records of the Baron court of Stitchill 1655-1807
- Minutes of the justices of the peace for Lanarkshire, 1707-1723
- Court book of the Barony of Carnwath, 1523-1542
- Court book of the Burgh of Kirkintilloch 1658-1694
- Court books of Orkney and Shetland 1614-1615
There are transcriptions and extracts from early church records in Scotland:
- Records of the Presbyteries of Inverness and Dingwall, 1643-1688
- Rentale Dunkeldense, Being accounts of the bishopric, A.D. 1505-1517, with Mylin's 'Lives of the Bishops', A.D. 1483-1517
- Stirling Presbytery records 1581-1587
- Perth Kirk Session books, 1577-1590
- Register of the minister, elders and deacons of the Christian congregation of St. Andrews comprising the proceedings of the Kirk Session and of the Court of the Superintendent of Fife Fothrik and Strathearn, 1559-1600
- Minutes of the Synod of Argyll, 1639-1651 (1652-1661)
- Calendar of Scottish supplications to Rome, 1428-1432
- Calendar of Papal letters to Scotland of Clement VII of Avignon, 1378-1394
- Calendar of Papal letters to Scotland of Benedict XIII of Avignon, 1394-1419
- Calendar of Scottish supplications to Rome, 1418-1422 (and 1423-1438)
- Survey of Lochtayside, 1769 Made by John Farquharson and John McArthur
- John Home's survey of Assynt
- Argyll Estate instructions: Mull, Morvern, Tiree 1771-1805
- Ayr Burgh accounts, 1534-1624
- Early records of the Burgh of Aberdeen 1317, 1398-1407
- Aberdeen Guild Court records 1437-1468
- Selections from the records of the regality of Melrose, 1605-1661 (1662-1676, 1547-1706)
- Records of the Earldom of Orkney, 1299-1614
The final volume I want to mention is an unusual one. Alexander Webster was a Church of Scotland, born in Edinburgh, although his father was a Covenanting minister from Fife. In 1742, he proposed a pensions scheme for widows of Church of Scotland ministers which, with some adaptations, was eventually adopted, and was one of the pioneering works in actuarial studies. His work drew the attention of the government, which in 1755 commissioned him to produce data for the first population census of Scotland. Unlike later censuses, Webster's work did not include names, but was just a count of the population in each parish. It includes the number of Catholics, the number of Protestants, and the number of "fighting men" in each parish. Webster's work is reproduced, together with population counts for subsequent censuses, in Scottish population statistics. Although not very useful for genealogists, it does provide the earliest population count for most of the parishes in Scotland, and is therefore very useful for historical demographers.
Scottish History Society Publications
Tours in Scotland 1747, 1750, 1760
By Richard Pococke ... From the original MS and drawings in the British Museum. edited with a biographical sketch of the author by Daniel William Kemp. [With a portrait.]
Diary and general expenditure book of William Cunningham of Craigends ... kept chiefly from 1673 to 1680
edited from the original manuscript by ... James Dodds.
Grameid: an heroic poem descriptive of the campaign of Viscount Dundee in 1689, and other pieces
By James Philip ... edited ... with translation, introduction and notes by ... Alexander D. Murdoch.
Diary of the Reverend John Mill, minister of the parishes of Dunrossness Sandwick and Cunningsburgh in Shetland, 1740-1803. With selections from local records and original documents relating to the district
edited, with introduction and notes by Gilbert Goudie. [With illustrations and a map.]
Narrative of Mr. James Nimmo, written for his own satisfaction to keep in some remembrance the Lord's way, dealing and kindness towards him, 1654-1709
edited from the original manuscript with introduction and notes by W.G. Scott-Moncrieff. [With a genealogical table.]
List of persons concerned in the rebellion, transmitted to the Commissioners of Excise by the several supervisors in Scotland in obedience to a general letter of the 7th May 1746, and a supplementary list with evidences to prove the same
With a preface by the Earl of Rosebery and annotations by ... Walter Macleod.
Book of record - a diary written by Patrick, First Earl of Strathmore, and other documents relating to Glamis Castle, 1684-1689
edited from the original MSS. at Glamis, with introduction and notes by A.H. Millar. [With plates, including a portrait.]
History of Greater Britain, as well England as Scotland
Compiled ... by John Major ... Translated from the original Latin and edited with notes by Archibald Constable; to which is prefixed a life of the author by Aeneas J.G. Mackay.
Court book of the Barony of Urie in Kincardineshire, 1604-1747
edited from the original manuscript, with notes and introduction, by ... Douglas Gordon Barron. [With a plate and a map.]
Memoirs of the life of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, baronet, Baron of the Exchequer Extracted by himself from his own journals 1676-1755
edited from the manuscript in Penicuik House with an introduction and notes by John M. Gray. [With plates, including portraits.]
Journal of the Hon. John Erskine of Carnock, 1683-1687
edited from the original manuscript, with introduction and notes, by ... Walter Macleod. [With a portrait.]
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (First volume)
Contents: The library of James VI. In the hand of Peter Young, his tutor, 1573-1583 / G.F. Warner - Documents illustrating Catholic policy in the reign of James VI., 1596-1598 / Thomas Graves Law - Twenty-four letters of Sir Thomas Hope, ... 1627-1646 / Robert Paul - Civil war papers, 1643-1650 / H.F. Morland Simpson - Thirty-four letters written to James Sharp, ... 1660-1677 / John Dowden - The diary of George Turnbull, minister of Alloa and Tyninghame, 1657-1704 / Robert Paul - The Masterton papers, 1660-1719 / V.A. Noel Paton - Accompt of expenses in Edinburgh by Alexander Rose of Kilravock, 1715 / A.H. Millar - Papers about the Rebellions of 1715 and 1745 / Henry Paton - General index - Index to the library of James VI.
Account book of Sir John Foulis of Ravelston, 1671-1707
edited from the original manuscript, with introduction and glossary, by ... A.W. Cornelius Hallen.
Letters and papers illustrating the relations between Charles the Second and Scotland in 1650
edited, with notes and introduction, by Samuel Rawson Gardiner. Spine title: Charles II and Scotland in 1650. 16 pages immediately following text contain List of members of the Scottish History Society, July 1894. Last 16 pages contain Report of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Scottish History Society.
Scotland and the commonwealth. Letters and papers relating to the military government of Scotland, from August 1651 to December 1653
edited, with introduction and notes, by C.H. Firth.
Jacobite attempt of 1719 Letters of James Butler, second Duke of Ormonde, relating to Cardinal Alberoni's project for the invasion of Great Britain on behalf of the Stuarts
edited, with an introduction, notes and an appendix of original documents, by William Kirk Dickson. [With a portrait.]
Records of the Presbyteries of Inverness and Dingwall, 1643-1688
edited, with an introduction, from the original manuscript, by William Mackay. [With a facsimile.]
Diary of Sir Archibald Johnston, Lord Wariston, 1639
Editor: Paul, George Morison, 1839-1926
Contents: The preservation of the Honours of Scotland, 1651-52; Lord Mar's legacies, 1722-27; Letters concerning Highland affairs in the 18th century, by Mrs. Grant of Laggan. Wariston's diary edited by George Morison Paul.
Itinerary of Prince Charles Edward Stuart from his landing in Scotland, July 1745, to his departure in September 1746
Compiled from The Lyon in mourning [by Robert Forbes], supplemented and corrected from other contemporary sources by Walter Biggar Blaikie. Map in pocket: "A map to illustrate the movements of Prince Charles Edward Stuart ..."
Memorials of John Murray of Broughton, sometime secretary to Prince Charles Edward, 1740-1747
edited, with an introduction, notes and an appendix of original documents, by Robert Fitzroy Bell. [With plates, including portraits and a facsimile.]
Compt Buik of David Wedderburne, merchant of Dundee, 1587-1630. Together with the shipping lists of Dundee, 1580-1618
edited from the original manuscripts, with introduction and notes, by A.H. Millar. [With genealogical tables.]
Scotland and the protectorate. Letters and papers relating to the military government of Scotland from January, 1654 to June, 1659
edited, with introduction and notes, by C.H. Firth. [With a map and plans.]
Genealogical collections concerning families in Scotland, made by Walter Macfarlane, 1750-1751
edited from the original manuscripts in the Advocates' Library, by James Toshach Clark.
Journals of Sir John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall, with his observations on public affairs and other memoranda, 1665-1676
edited with introduction and notes by Donald Crawford. [With portraits.]
Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in the service of the United Netherlands, 1572-1782
Extracted by permission from the Government Archives at The Hague, and edited by James Ferguson
Contents: v. 1. The war of independence, 1572-1609. The time of the twelve years' truce, 1609-1621. The thirty years' war, 1621-1648. The age of William of Orange and the British revolution, 1649-1697.-v. 2. The war of the Spanish succession, 1698-1712. The period of peace, 1713-1742. The war of the Austrian succession, 1742-1749. The last days of the Brigade, 1750-1782.-v. 3. The Rotterdam papers, 1709-82. The remembrance: a metrical account of the war in Flanders, 1701-12, by John Scot, soldier.
Papal negotiations with Mary Queen of Scots during her reign in Scotland, 1561-1567
edited from the original documents in the Vatican archives and elsewhere / by John Hungerford Pollen.
Diary of Andrew Hay of Craignethan 1659-1660
edited, with introduction and notes, by Alexander George Reid.
Cromwellian union Papers relating to the negotiations for an incorporating union between England and Scotland, 1651-1652, with an appendix of papers relating to the negotiations in 1670
edited, with introduction and notes, by C. Sanford Terry.
Loyall dissuasive And other papers concerning the affairs of Clan Chattan by Sir Æneas Macpherson, knight of Invereshie, 1691-1705
edited, with notes and introduction, from the originals at Cluny castle, by Alexander D. Murdoch.
Chartulary of the Abbey of Lindores, 1195-1479
edited from the original manuscript ... with translation and abstracts of the charters, illustrative notes and appendices by John Dowden. Documents in Latin with English translation. The introduction contains a history of the abbey, and a biography of the founder, David, earl of Huntingdon.
Letter from Mary Queen of Scots to the Duke of Guise, January 1562 Reproduced in facsimile from the original manuscript in the possession of the late John Scott, of Halkshill, Esq., C.B.
edited, with translation, historical introduction and appendix of original documents, by John Hungerford Pollen.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Second volume)
Editor: Firth, C. H. (Charles Harding), 1857-1936
Contents: The Scottish king's household and other fragments from a 14th century manuscript / Mary Bateson - The Scottish nation in the University of Orleans, 1336-1538 / John Kirkpatrick - Muster-roll of the French garrison at Dunbar, 1553 / Robert S. Rait - The antiquity of the Christian religion among the Scots, 1594 / Henry D.G. Law - The apology for William Maitland of Lethington, 1610 / Andrew Lang - Some letters and correspondence of George Graeme / L.G. Graeme - A Scottish journie, being an account in verse of a tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1641, by P.J. / C.H. Firth - Narratives illustrating the Duke of Hamilton's expedition to England in 1648 / C.H. Firth - Certain papers of Robert Burnet ... Gilbert Burnet ... and Robert Leighton / H.C. Foxcroft - Letters and documents relating to Robert Erskine, physician to Peter the Great, 1677-1720 / Robert Paul - The will of Charlotte Stuart, Duchess of Albany, 1789 / Francis Steuart - Index.
Letters of John Cockburn of Ormistoun to his gardener 1727-1744
edited, with introduction and notes, by James Colville.
Records of a Scottish cloth manufactory at New Mills, Haddingtonshire, 1681-1703
edited from the original manuscripts, with introduction and notes, by W. R. Scott.
Chronicles of the Frasers The Wardlaw manuscript entitled 'Polichronicon seu Policratica temporum, or, the true genealogy of the Frasers', 916-1674 / by James Fraser
edited from the original manuscript with notes and introduction, by William Mackay.
Records of the Proceedings of the Justiciary Court Edinburgh, 1661-1678
edited, with introduction and notes from a ms. In the possession of John W. Weston, esq., by W.G. Scott-Moncrieff and with additional notes by the owner of the manuscript.
Records of the Baron court of Stitchill 1655-1807
transcribed by George Gunn ; edited by Clement B. Gunn. "Introduction" by George Gunn: p. ix-xxxix.
Statutes of the Scottish Church, 1225-1559 Being a translation of Concilia Scotiae: Ecclesiae Scoticanae statuta tam provincialia quam synodalia quae supersunt.
With introduction and notes by David Patrick.
Ochtertyre House booke of accomps, 1737-1739
edited with introduction and a glossary by James Colville. [With a genealogical table.]
Charters, bulls and other documents relating to the Abbey of Inchaffray. Chiefly from the originals in the charter chest of the Earl of Kinnoull
edited by William Alexander Lindsay ... John Dowden ... John Maitland Thomson ... With map and facsimiles.
Selection of Scottish forfeited estates papers. 1715; 1745
edited from the original documents, with introduction and appendices, by A.H. Millar.
De Unione Regnorum Britanniae Tractatus
By Sir Thomas Craig. edited from the manuscript in the Advocates' Library, with a translation and notes by C. Sanford Terry.
Household book of Lady Grisell Baillie 1692-1733
edited, with notes and introduction, by Robert Scott-Moncrieff.
Seafield correspondence from 1685 to 1708
edited, with introduction and annotations, by James Grant.
Rentale Sancti Andree, being the chamberlain and granitar accounts of the archbishopric in the time of Cardinal Betoun, 1538-1546
Translated and edited by Robert Kerr Hannay. [With a facsimile.]
Records of the Earldom of Orkney, 1299-1614
edited with introduction and notes by J. Storer Clouston.
Contents: Early records - Decrees, and other records, of the courts - Dispositions of land in Orkney - Dispositions of tenements in Kirkwall - A few miscellaneous documents.
Letter-book of Bailie John Steuart of Inverness 1715-1752
edited by William Mackay.
Rentale Dunkeldense Being accounts of the bishopric, A.D. 1505-1517, with Mylin's 'Lives of the Bishops', A.D. 1483-1517.
Translated and edited by Robert Kerr Hannay. And a note on the cathedral church by F.C. Eeles.
Letters relating to Scotland in the reign of Queen Anne
By James Ogilvy, First Earl of Seafield, and others. edited by P. Hume Brown.
Papers relating to the Scots in Poland 1576-1793
edited with an introduction by A. Francis Steuart. A collection made by and in part edited by Miss Beatrice Baskerville; translations from Latin by J. Mackay Thomson - Preface.
Origins of the 'Forty-five And other papers relating to that rising
edited by Walter Biggar Blaikie.
Contribution to the bibliography of Scottish topography
By Sir Arthur Mitchell and C.G. Cash. Edinburgh : Printed by T. and A. Constable for the Scottish History Society, 1917. 2 volumes: 2nd series, volumes 14 and 15.
Papers relating to the Army of the Solemn League and Covenant, 1643-1647
edited with an introduction by Charles Sanford Terry.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society
Contents: Dundee court-martial records, 1651 / edited by Godfrey Davies - The bishop of Galloway's correspondence, 1679-1685 / edited by William Douglas - The diary of Sir James Hope, 1646-1654 / edited by Sir James Balfour Paul - Instructions for the trial of Patrick Graham, 1476 / edited by Robert Kerr Hannay - The Scottish contributions to the distressed church of France, 1622 / edited by D. Hay Fleming - The Forbes baron court book, 1659-1678 / edited by J. Maitland Thomson.
Diary of George Ridpath, minister of Stitchel, 1755-1761
edited with notes and introduction by Sir James Balfour Paul.
Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington plot
edited [With introduction], from the original documents in the Public Record Office, the Yelverton MSS. ... by John Hungerford Pollen.
Papers from the collection of Sir William Fraser
edited by J.R.N. Macphail.
Papers relating to the ships and voyages of the company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies, 1696-1707
edited by George Pratt Insh.
Early records of the University of St. Andrews The graduation roll, 1413 to 1579, and the matriculation roll, 1473 to 1579
transcribed and edited by James Maitland Anderson.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Fourth volume)
Editor: Campbell, Herbert and Seton, B. G. (Bruce Gordon), Sir, 1868-1932
Contents: Commentary on the expedition to Scotland made by Charles Edward Stuart, Prince of Wales / by Guilio Cesare Cordara ; edited by Sir Bruce Seton - The manuscript history of Craignish / by Alexander Campbell ; edited by Herbert Campbell - Miscellaneous charters, 1165-1399, from transcripts in the collection of the late Sir William Fraser / edited by William Angus.
Scottish correspondence of Mary of Lorraine Including some three hundred letters from 20th February 1542-3 to 15th May 1560
edited by Annie I. Cameron.
Journal of Thomas Cuningham of Campvere, 1640-54, with his thrissels-banner and explication thereof
edited by Elinor Joan Courthope. [With plates, including a facsimile.]
Sheriff Court Book of Fife, 1515-1522
Transcribed and edited, with an introduction, notes, and appendices, by William Croft Dickinson.
Minutes of the justices of the peace for Lanarkshire, 1707-1723
Transcribed and edited by Charles A. Malcolm.
edited by Annie I. Cameron ... with an introduction by Robert S. Rait.
Diplomatic correspondence between the courts of France and Scotland 1507-1517. edited by Marguerite Wood.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Fifth volume)
Editor: Greig, J. Y. T. (John Young Thomson), 1891-1963; Dickson, William Kirk, 1860-1949; Marchmont, Hugh Hume, Earl of, 1708-1794; Dunlop, Annie I., 1897-1973; and Tayler, Henrietta, 1869-1951
Contents: Miscellaneous charters, 1315-1401, edited from transcripts in the collection of the late Sir William Fraser / William Angus - Bagimond's roll for the Archdeaconry of Teviotdale, from a thirteenth-century transcript in the Vatican archives / Annie I. Cameron - Letters from John, Earl of Lauderdale, and others, to Sir John Gilmour, President of session / Henry M. Paton - Letters to John MacKenzie of Delvine from the Rev. Alexander Monro / William Kirk Dickson - Jacobite papers at Avignon / Henrietta Tayler - Marchmont correspondence relating to the '45 / G.F.C. Hepburne Scott - Two fragments of autobiography, by George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal of Scotland / J.Y.T. Greig.
Warrender letters Correspondence of Sir George Warrender, Bt., Lord provost of Edinburgh, and member of Parliament for the city, with relative papers, 1715
transcribed by Marguerite Wood ... ; edited with an introduction and notes by William Kirk Dickson.
Commentary on the rule of St. Augustine
By Robertus Richardinus. edited by G.G. Coulton. [With facsimiles.] Text based on a transcript from the original 1530 edition. Transcription of original t.p.: Exegesis in canonem diui Augustini rece[n]s aedita, per Fratre[m] Robertum Richardinum, celebris Ecclesiase Cambuskenalis canonicum. Lvtetiae, In aedibus Christiani VVechel sub scuto Basiliensi. 1530.
Survey of Lochtayside, 1769 Made by John Farquharson and John McArthur
edited with an introduction by Margaret M. McArthur. [With maps.] "The documents published in this volume represent the written part and two of the plans of a survey of the Breadalbane estates lying on the north side and the south side of Loch Tay, made in 1769 by John Farquharson and John McArthur."-Page vii.
Early letters of Robert Wodrow, 1698-1709
edited ... with notes and extracts from the answers to these letters ... by L.W. Sharp.
Ayr Burgh accounts, 1534-1624
Transcribed and edited, with an introduction, by George S. Pryde.
Court book of the Barony of Carnwath, 1523-1542
edited with an introduction by William Croft Dickinson.
Scottish Chronicle known as the Chronicle of Holyrood
edited by Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson ... With some additional notes by Alan Orr Anderson.
Jacobite court at Rome in 1719 From original documents at Fettercairn House and at Windsor Castle
edited by Henrietta Tayler. [With a portrait.]
Charters of the Abbey of Inchcolm
edited by D.E. Easson ... and Angus Macdonald. [With folding maps.]
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Sixth volume)
Editor: Dunlop, Annie I., 1897-1973; Easson, David Edward, 1897-; Paton, Henry M.; and Dickson, William Kirk, 1860-1949
Contents: Bagimond's Roll : statement of the tenths of the Kingdom of Scotland / edited by Annie I. Dunlop. -Foundation-charter of the Collegiate Church of Dunbar / edited by D.E. Easson. -Letters from John, Second Earl of Lauderdale, to John, Second Earl of Tweeddale, and others / edited by Henry M. Paton. -Memories of Ayrshire about 1780, by the Reverend John Mitchell, D.D. / edited by William Kirk Dickson. Includes report of the 52nd annual meeting of the Scottish History Society.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Seventh volume)
Editor: Meikle, Henry W. (Henry William), 1880-1958; Stewart, Helen Catherine; and Hamilton, Marion F.
Contents: Diary of Sir William Drummond of Hawthornden, 1657-1659 / edited by Henry W. Meikle - The exiled Stewarts in Italy, 1717-1807 / edited by Helen Catherine Stewart - The Locharkaig treasure / edited by Marion F. Hamilton.
Two missions of Jacques de la Brosse An account of the affairs of Scotland in the year 1543 (by Jacques de la Brosse and Jacques Menage); and, the journal of the Siege of Leith, 1560
edited by Gladys Dickinson. [With a facsimile.]
Contents: Consists of two documents, in the original French with English translation. The first, Discours des affaires du Royaume descosse, by Jacques de La Brosse and Jacques Menage, is printed from ms. fonds francais no. 17890, folios 29-34, in the Bibliotheque nationale, Paris. The second, the Journal, by an unidentified author, is printed from Memoires et documents, Angleterre, reg. 15, folios 154-182, in the Archives of the Foreign office, Paris. cf. Pref.
Selections from the Monymusk Papers, 1713-1775
Transcribed and edited by Henry Hamilton. [With maps.]
Charters of the Abbey of Coupar Angus
Transcribed and edited by D.E. Easson. 2 volumes.
Accounts of the collectors of thirds of benefices, 1561-1572
edited by Gordon Donaldson.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Eighth volume)
Editor: Easson, David Edward, 1897-; Mackie, J. D. (John Duncan), 1887-1978; Pryde, George S. (George Smith); Tayler, Henrietta, 1869-1951; and Armstrong, C. A. J. (Charles Arthur John)
Contents: Miscellaneous monastic charters / edited by D.E. Easson. -A letter of James III to the Duke of Burgundy / edited by C.A.J. Armstrong. -The English Army at Flodden / edited by J.D. Mackie. -Lord Chancellor Glamis and Theodore Beza / edited by Gordon Donaldson. -Documents relating to Prince Charles Edward's grandson / edited by Henrietta Taylor. -Papers relating to a Refrewshire farm, 1822-30 / edited by George S. Pryde.
Scottish population statistics, including Webster's Analysis of population, 1755
By James Gray Kyd.
Letters of James the Fourth, 1505-1513
Calendared by Robert Kerr Hannay ; edited, with a biographical memoir, and an introduction by R.L. Mackie ; assisted by Anne Spilman. "Report of the sixty-fourth annual meeting of the Scottish History Society": 8 p. at end.
Early records of the Burgh of Aberdeen 1317, 1398-1407
edited by William Croft Dickinson.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Ninth volume)
Contents: Papers relating to the captivity and release of David II.-Accounts of Sir Duncan Forestar, comptroller, 1495-99.-Report by De la Brosse & D'Oysel on conditions in Scotland, 1559-1560.-Diary of Sir James Hope, 1646.-Proceedings from Prince Charles' landing to Prestonpans.
edited by R.C. Reid. [With a genealogical table.]
John Home's survey of Assynt
edited by R.J. Adam, with a map drawn by K.M. MacIver.
Contents: Introduction.-The survey of Assynt.-Home's accounts.-Appendix A. Tenants and inhabitants of Assynt.-Appendix R. Alexander Mackenzie of Ardloch's accounts as factor of Assynt, 1764-1773.
Court book of the Burgh of Kirkintilloch 1658-1694
edited by George S. Pryde.
Argyll Estate instructions: Mull, Morvern, Tiree 1771-1805
edited by Eric R. Cregeen. With a portrait and maps. The maps are in a pocket on the back cover. Includes the report of the 77th annual meeting of the Scottish History Society.
Acta Facultatis Artium Universitatis Sanctiandree, 1413-1588
edited by Annie I. Dunlop. 2 volumes. "First published for the University Court of the University of St. Andrews (St. Andrews University publications no. LVI)-by Oliver and Boyd, 1964."
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society
Editor: Murray, Athol L. (Athol Laverick) and Burns, Charles
Contents: E.W.M. Balfour-Mellville (1887-1963), a memoir / by D.B. Horn. - Bagimond's roll for the diocese of Moray / edited by Charles Burns - Accounts of the King's Pursemaster, 1539-1540 / edited by Athol L. Murray. - Papers of a Dundee shipping dispute, 1600-1604 / edited by W.A. McNeill - A scottish liturgy of the reign of James VI / edited by Gordon Donaldson - Lists of schoolmasters teaching Latin, 1690 / edited by Donald J. Withrington - Letters of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun and his family, 1715-1716 / edited by Irene J. Murray - Sir John Clerk's observation on the present circumstances of Scotland, 1730 / edited by T.C. Smout - A Renfrewshire election account, 1832 / edited by William Ferguson.
Letters of John Ramsay of Ochtertyre, 1799-1812
edited by Barbara L.H. Horn.
Court books of Orkney and Shetland 1614-1615
Transcribed and edited by Robert S. Barclay.
Contents: [Illustrated.] Includes Scottish History Society, 1886-1966: a commemorative record.
Minutes of Edinburgh Trades Council, 1859-1873
edited by Ian MacDougall.
Dundee textile industry, 1790-1885 From the papers of Peter Carmichael of Arthurstone
edited by Enid Gauldie.
Calendar of Scottish supplications to Rome, 1428-1432
edited by Annie I. Dunlop and Ian B. Cowan.
Papers on Sutherland Estate Management 1802-1816
edited by R.J. Adam. 2 volumes. Map in pocket of Volume 1.
William Melrose in China, 1845-1855 The letters of a Scottish tea merchant
edited by Hoh-cheung Mui and Lorna H. Mui.
Papers on Scottish electoral politics, 1832-1854
edited by J.I. Brash.
Calendar of Papal letters to Scotland of Clement VII of Avignon, 1378-1394
edited [and translated from the Latin] by Charles Burns. Annie I. Dunlop (1897-1973) : a memoir / by Ian B. Cowan. Includes the annual report of the Society.
Calendar of Papal letters to Scotland of Benedict XIII of Avignon, 1394-1419
edited [and translated from the Latin] by Francis McGurk. Includes the annual report of the Society.
Scottish industrial history A miscellany
edited by Rae, Thomas I. And Smout, T. C. (T. Christopher)
Papers on Peter May, land surveyor, 1749-1793
edited by Ian H. Adams. Includes bibliographic references and index..
Autobiography of John McAdam (1806-1883) With selected letters
edited by Janet Fyfe.
Stirling Presbytery records 1581-1587
edited by James Kirk.
Government of Scotland under the Covenanters, 1637-1651
edited by David Stevenson.
Contents: Introduction - Conventions, abbreviations and glossary - Calendars. Committee of Estates, October to November 1645 - Committee of Estates, May 1648 - Committee for Dispatches, January to March 1649 - Committee for Dispatches, May to August 1649 - Committee for Managing the Affairs of the Army, April to May 1651 - Appendices. Sessions of Parliament and the Convention of Estates - Presidents of Parliament - General Executive Committees (Committees of Estates and for Dispatches) - Army Committees of Estates - Financial Committees - Session General Preparative Committees -Clerks of the Committee of Estates etc. - Financial officials - Committee records.
Knights of St John of Jerusalem in Scotland
edited by Ian B. Cowan, P.H.R. Mackay and Alan Macquarrie.
Scottish firm in Virginia 1767-1777 W. Cuninghame and Co
edited by T.M. Devine.
Jacobean Union Six tracts of 1604
edited by Bruce R. Galloway and Brian P. Levack
Contents: Introduction - Of the union of Britayne / by R. Pont - A treatise about the union of England and Scotland - A treatise of the happie and blissed unioun / by J. Russell - A brief consideracion of the unyon of twoe kingedomes / by J. Doddridge - Of the union / by Sir H. Spelman -Historicall collections / by Sir H. Savile - Appendix: Tracts and treatises on the union, 1603-1605. The Regal Union of England and Scotland took place in March 1603 when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne. In order to strengthen the regal union James set out to reduce these differences. As a result, a large number of tracts were written on "the union" in both countries. The main purpose of this volume is to expand the amount of readily accessible material by printing six of the more important treatises - Introd.
Acts of the lords of the Isles, 1336-1493
edited by Jean Munro and R.W. Munro.
Scottish texts and calendars An analytical guide to serial publications
by David and Wendy B. Stevenson.
Government and social conditions in Scotland, 1845-1919
edited by Ian Levitt.
Letters of George Lockhart of Carnwath, 1698-1732
edited by Daniel Szechi.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, Volume 11
Editor: Scott, Andrew Murray
Contents: Thomas Ian Rae, 1926-1989, a memoir / by Ian B. Cowan - A plea roll of Edward I's army in Scotland, 1296 / edited by C.J. Neville - Letters of John Graham of Claverhouse / edited by Andrew Murray Scott - Some late seventeenth-century building contracts / edited by J.G. Dunbar and Katherine Davies - Correspondence relating to Millburn Tower and its garden, 1804-1829 / edited by Clare Taylor.
Calendar of Fearn Text and additions, 1471-1667
edited by R. J. Adam. Includes the Society's 104th annual report, Dec. 8, 1990.
Scottish Office Depression and reconstruction 1919-1959
edited by Ian Levitt.
History of the union of Scotland and England
By Sir John Clerk of Penicuik ; extracts from his MS "De Imperio Britannico" translated and edited by Douglas Duncan.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, Volume 12
edited by A.A.M. Duncan and others.
Contents: A question about the succession, 1364 / edited by A.A.M. Duncan - Autobiography, 1626-1670, of John Hay, 2nd earl of Tweeddale / edited by Maurice Lee, Jr. - Letters of Lord Balmerino to Harry Maule, 1710-1713, 1721-1722 / edited by Clyve Jones - Strike bulletins from the General Strike in Scotland, 1926 / edited by Ian MacDougall.
George Buchanan The political poetry
edited with translation and commentary by Paul J. McGinnis and Arthur H. Williamson. Edinburgh : Printed for the Scottish History Society by Lothian Print, 1995. Text in English and Latin on facing pages; notes and commentary in English.
Campbell letters 1559-1583
edited by Jane E.A. Dawson.
Religious controversy in Scotland 1625-1639
edited by David George Mullan.
Scotland and the Americas, c. 1650 - c. 1939 A documentary source book
edited by Allan I. Macinnes, Marjory-Ann D. Harper & Linda G. Fryer.
Mid and East Lothian Miners' Association minutes 1894-1918
edited by Ian MacDougall.
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society XIII
Contents: Eight thirteenth-century texts / edited by W.W. Scott - Dunfermline gild court book, 1433-1597: missing folios / edited by E. Patricia Dennison - A memorandum on the customs, 1597 / edited by Athol L. Murray - The trial of Geillis Johnstone for witchcraft, 1614 / edited by Michael B. Wasser & Louise A. Yeoman - An early seventeenth-century Scottish conversion narrative / edited by David G. Mullan - Fiscal Feudalism in seventeenth-century Scotland / edited by Julian M. Goodare - Witchcraft cases from the register of commissioners of the privy council of Scotland, 1630-1642 / edited by Louise A. Yeoman - John Hay, earl of Tweeddale, 'Relatione of the wrangs done to the Ladie Yester, 1683' / edited by Maurice Lee, Jr - Colin Maclaurin's Journal of the 'Forty-five / edited by Bruce A. Hedman.
Aberdeen Guild Court records 1437-1468
edited by Elizabeth Gemmill.
Chronicle of Melrose Abbey A stratigraphic edition. Vol. 1, Introduction and facsimile edition
Dauvit Broun & Julian Harrison.
Perth Kirk Session books, 1577-1590
edited by Margo Todd.
Travels in Scotland 1788-1881 A selection from contemporary tourist journals
edited by Alastair J. Durie. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Scottish History Society in association with The Boydell Press, 2012.
Contents: Introduction: Tourist travels in Scotland ; Elizabeth Diggle: Journal of a tour from London to the Highlands of Scotland, 19 April to 7 August 1788 ; Adam Bald: Journal of travels and commonplace book, 1790-99 ; Anon: Tours to the Highlands, 1817 and 1818 ; Thomas Adam: Journal of an excursion to Loch Maree, 24 June to 13 July 1857 ; Henry Underhill: Tour in Scotland, Autumn 1868 ; Mary Allison: Uncle and Aunt's trip to Butterbridge, July 1881.
Register of the minister, elders and deacons of the Christian congregation of St. Andrews comprising the proceedings of the Kirk Session and of the Court of the Superintendent of Fife Fothrik and Strathearn, 1559-1600
Transcribed and edited from the original manuscript with preface and notes by David Hay Fleming.
Records of the Commissions of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland holden in Edinburgh in the years 1646 and 1647[-1652]
edited from the original manuscript by Alexander F. Mitchell and James Christie ... With an introduction by the former. 3 volumes. [The third volume edited by James Christie, with an introduction by Lord Guthrie.]
Lyon in mourning, or, A collection of speeches, letters, journals etc. relative to the affairs of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
By Robert Forbes. edited with a preface by Henry Paton.
Diplomatic correspondence of Jean de Montereul and the brothers de Bellievre, French ambassadors in England and Scotland, 1645-48
edited, with an English translation, introduction and notes, by J.G. Fotheringham.
Geographical Collections relating to Scotland
Made by Walter MacFarlane. edited from Macfarlane's transcript in the Advocates' Library by Sir Arthur Mitchell. In three volumes. Illustrations, folded facsimile.
Diary of Sir Archibald Johnston of Wariston, 1650-1654
edited from the original manuscript, with notes and introduction, by George Morison Paul, (David Hay Fleming, James D. Ogilvie). 3 volumes: Series 1, volume 61, Series 2, volume 18; Series 3. volume 34. (See also DOD ID 125651999 and DOD ID 125885870.)
Diary of Sir Archibald Johnston of Wariston, 1655-1660
edited from the original manuscript, with notes and introduction, by George Morison Paul, (David Hay Fleming, James D. Ogilvie). 3 volumes: Series 1, volume 61; Series 2, volume 18; Series 3, volume 34. (See also DOD ID 125651999 and DOD ID 126513633.)
Diary of Sir Archibald Johnston of Wariston 1632-1639
edited from the original manuscript, with notes and introduction, by George Morison Paul. 3 volumes: Series 1, volume 61; Series 2, volume 18; Series 3, volume 34. (See also DOD ID 126513633 and DOD ID 125885870.)
Selections from the records of the regality of Melrose, 1605-1661 (1662-1676, 1547-1706)
edited from the original volumes in the Register House, Edinburgh, and in the hands of Mr. James Curle (the Earle of Haddington, and others) by Charles S. Romanes.
edited by J. R. N. MacPhail. Edinburgh : Scottish History Society, 1914-1934. 4 volumes: 2nd series, volumes 5, 12 and 20; 3rd series, volume 22.
edited by J.R.N. Macphail.
Register of the consultations of the ministers of Edinburgh and some other brethren of the ministry
edited by Rev. William Stephen.
Foreign correspondence with Marie de Lorraine, Queen of Scotland, from the originals in the Balcarres papers
edited by Marguerite Wood.
Prisoners of the '45
edited from the state papers by Sir Bruce Gordon Seton ... and Jean Gordon Arnot. 3 volumes: 3rd series; volumes 13-15.
Calendar of Scottish supplications to Rome, 1418-1422
edited by E.R. Lindsay and A. I. Cameron. (1423-1428. edited by Annie I. Dunlop.).
Minutes of the Synod of Argyll, 1639-1651 (1652-1661)
edited by Duncan C. MacTavish.
Account of the proceedings of the Estates in Scotland, 1689-1690
edited by E.W.M. Balfour-Melville.
British Linen Company, 1745-1775
edited by Alastair J. Durie.
Journal of my life and everyday doings 1879-81, 1885-92
By James Wilson, farmer in Banffshire ; edited by Peter Hillis.
Contents: James Wilson's foreword - Vol. 1, Jan. 1879-Dec. 1881 - Vol. 3, June 1885-May 1888 - Vol. 4, May 1888-Jan. 1892 - Appendix 1. A selection of poems by James Wilson - Appendix 2. Lectures and essays given to the Deskford and Ballindalloch Mutual Improvement Associations - Appendix 3. A short story by James Wilson.
Protestant piety in early-modern Scotland Letters, lives and covenants, 1650-1712
edited by David George Mullan.
Scottish planned villages
edited by Douglas G. Lockhart.
Scottish schools and schoolmasters 1560-1633 John Durkan
edited and revised by Jamie Reid-Baxter
Contents: Schools before the Reformation - The impact of the Reformation - Schools after the Reformation - Schoolbooks, grammarians and schoolmaster poets - Subjects other than grammar - Schoolmasters and their status - Schooling in the Highlands - considerations and conclusions. Appendices: Scottish university matriculations 1560-1633 - Pointers for local history research - List of schools and schoolmasters in Scotland 1560-1633 - Supplementary list: schools and schoolmasters 1634-1660.