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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD249
Title Papers of the Earls of Haddington
Dates 1501-1936
Access status Open
Location On site
Description Section 1: Papers relating to the business of the Admiralty during the period when the 9th Earl was First Lord, 1841-6, with some earlier material, 1834-40, comprising:

In-letters chronologically arranged in bundles, with separate index (2 vols).

Entry books of out-letters, individually indexed.

Miscellaneous volumes

The letters and volumes are exclusively concerned with Admiralty patronage and appointments of naval officers and members of the civilian establishment. There is nothing relating to political matters or naval policy.

Section 2: Royal letters and other correspondence and papers, 1501-1936, comprising:

Royal letters, 1596-1627, with letters and commissions by the Old and Young Pretenders, 1716-50.

The Tyninghame letter book (James V), 1529-42, with modern precis and related correspondence, 1915-36, and diplomatic documents, 1501-28.

Foreign letters to James V, James VI and Sir John Maitland of Thirlstane, 1530-1618.

Notarial instrument by John Knox, 1543

Correspondence with Lady Hester Stanhope, 1801-3.

Letters from George Canning, 1809-27.

Letters from Sir Walter Scott, 1828-9 and undated.
Level Fonds
Format Text
Language English
Related material Details of the remainder of the Haddington muniments will be found in National Register of Archives for Scotland surveys 104 and 3503.
Archival history Certain papers from the Haddington muniments were deposited on indefinite loan in the Scottish Record Office by the Earl of Haddington in 1968 and 1982. These are listed as sections 1 and 2 respectively of the present inventory.

National Records of Scotland, H.M. General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY; email: [email protected]