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list of candidates for admission. Five Public Libraries have
joined the Society in the course of the year, raising the total
number of Libraries on the roll to seventy-one.

Two volumes have been already issued for the present year,
viz. : The second volume of the Papers on the Seoh Bri^'ade
in the Netherlamls, and the Journals of Sir John Lauder y Ijn-d
Foimtainhall. A third volume, Papal Xe^vt'iations xv'ith Mary
Queen of Seats, edited by the Rev. J. Hungerford Pollen, S.J.,
from the Vatican Archives, will follow. The text of this
important work is in type.


The publications in preparation for next year, 1900-1901,
are : —

1. The third volume of the Scots Brigade, containing the
regimental registers of Births, Deaths, and Marriages now
preserved at Rotterdam. To this volume, through the
courtesy of Mr. John Scott, C.B., Mr. Ferguson, the editor,
has been fortunately able to add a curious narrative in verse
giving an account of the war in Flanders during the years
1701-1711, composed by a private soldier belonging to the
Brigade, by name John Scot. It is entitled :

The Remembrance, or the Progress of a Regiment commanded
hy my Lord Portmore in the year 1701 and 1702, which Jell to he
my Lord Dalrimples in the year 1703 and 1704, and which was
Comal Borthwichs Ji'om the end of the year 1706 til the Batel
of Ramelies, and from the Batel of Ramelies Jell then to he Cornall
Heyhurns Regiment in the year 1706 and the year[s 1707, 1708],
and Brigadire Douglass Regiment in the year [1709], giveing
a true acount of al ther deeds and quartering the space of the
[eleven years\ with a short and true description of the operating
hy the English and Hollanders againest the French armie,
and of al the touns in Lukeland and Flanders which have heen
taken Jrom the French in the present War heir in the lou
Countrie and Flanders : hy John Scot, Soiddier.

To the metrical narrative are prefixed three dedicatory
epistles, the first to Major John Campbell, the second to
Colonel Hepburn, and the third 'to the right worthy and
honorable James Campbell, youngest son to the noble Earle
of Loudoun, and now Lieutenant Cornal to the regiment of
Dragowns comanded by the noble Earlle of Stairs."* The
whole piece extends to about two hundred and fifty pages
of print. The Society is also indebted to Mr. Scott, the owner
of this unique manuscript, for much help in preparing it for
the press.

2. The second volume belonging to the issue of the same
year will be the Diary, or a fragment of the Diary of Andrew

Hay of Stone, near Biggrir, qflerxvards of Craigiwthan CaMle,
1659-60. Hay was a zealous Covenanter, and an intimate
friend and correspondent of Archibald Johnston, Lord
Wariston. The Diary has been transcribed and edited with
an Introduction by Mr. A. G. Reid, F.S.A. Scot., of Auchter-
arder, from the original manuscript in his possession, and it
is now in the hands of the printer.

It is hoped that in the year 1902 the funds of the Society
will enable us again to issue three volumes. One of these will
be the Negotiations for the Union of England and Scotland in
1651-1653, edited by Mr. C. Sanford Terry, Lecturer on
History in the University of Aberdeen, and the author of the
Life of General Leslie.

Mr. Terry has also in preparation for the Society a volume
of records relating to the Scottish armies from 1638 to 1650.
These will include the army accounts from November 1644 to
December 1645, and the muster roll of the army at Newark in
January 1646 ; and the book will show how the army was
raised, equipped, and paid, the territorial areas from which
it was drawn, the character of the commissariat, transport,
artillery, weapons, officers, and ecclesiastical discipline.

The Society will welcome the announcement that Sir Arthur
Mitchell has undertaken to edit with notes the Topographical
portion of the Macfarlane Collection, which will probably
extend to three volumes. Tiiis work will be further enriched
by the Catalogue of a very extensive collection of travels
and topographical treatises relating to Scotland.

Dr. Christie has kindly resumed the work, suspended for a
while by the illness and death of the late Professor Mitchell,
of editing the third volume of the Ucgisicrs of the Cmnmls-
sions of the General Assembly for the years 1650-1653.

Mr. John Scott is preparing a volume of foreign contemporary
narratives, partly inedited and partly translations of rare tracts
which have not hitherto appeared in English, relating to the
life and death of Queen Mary.

Mr. Walter MacLeod is drawing up for the Faculty of
Advocates an analytical catalogue of the contents of the
Wodrow Collection of Manuscripts — some 188 volumes in all
— preserved in their Library. These papers, dealing mainly
with the affairs of Church and State during the seventeenth
century, are very frequently consulted ; and a fuller and more
accessible guide to their contents than at present exists was
considered desirable. It has been suggested that, with the per-
mission of the Faculty and under the editorial superintendence
of the Keeper of the Library, this catalogue should be extended
or supplemented at the expense of the Society and printed as
one of our publications. Notes will indicate where documents
which have already been printed may be found, and in the case
of inedited documents a precis of their contents, or important
extracts, or in some cases the text in eoctenso, will be added. It
is evident that such a Catalogue would be of the greatest service
to the historical student, and, if treated in the manner suggested,
would itself constitute an historical document within the scope
of our Society. The Society would be at the cost only of the
additions made to the ground-work already in preparation by
the Faculty of Advocates, while the Faculty will share with
the members of the Society and the public at large in the
advantage of the Catalogue being put into print.

It is proposed that the two retiring members of the Council,
Sir Arthur Mitchell and Mr. ^neas Mackay, be re-elected,
and that Mr. Richard Lodge, Professor of History in the
University of Edinburgh, be appointed to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Sir John Cowan.

The Accounts of the Hon. Treasurer show that there was a
balance at 31st October 1899 of ^255, 14s. Id., anJ that the
income for the year 1899-1900 was .^535, 10s. lid. The ex-
penditure for this same year was £51^^ 8s. 5d., leaving a
balance in favour of the Society of d£*214, 16s. 7d.

L ord RosEBERY, in moving the adoption of the report, said —

Ladies and gentlemen, I rise to move that this report ])e adopted.
It is, as usual, a record of excellent work, with a promise of equally
good work to be done in the immediate future, and for that, as we
all know, we are in the main indebted to our secretary, Mr. Law,
who has read the report. There is, of course, in the forefront of
the report the melancholy announcement that we have in the
course of nature lost some of our members by death. It is not
necessary in this assembly to refer even for an instant to the pure,
noble, and Christian character of Sir John Cowan of Beeslack,
whom we have so recently lost. Lord Hamilton of Dalzell was
less known in Edinburgh, but before the illness which incapaci-
tated him for the last years of his life he was a vigorous Scotsman,
profoundly interested in archaeology and history, and would have
been, had his health been spared, a most valuable member of
our Society. The last name I shall mention — because the same
remark that I made about Sir John Cowan applies to the genial
memories of Sir Douglas Maclagan, Sir Thomas Grainger Stewart,
and Mr. George Auldjo Jamieson, so well known and so univer-
sally regretted in Edinburgh — the last name I shall mention is
that of Lord Bute. He was, perhaps, the most original character
of all the distinguished men who appear on our annual death-roll.
He was one of my earliest friends, and though our paths took us
into different lines of life, our affection, I do not think, ever
wavered for a moment. But he was a remarkable character to the
world at large, whether they knew him well or did not. To some
it may often have seemed that he seemed out of place in the nine-
teenth century. His mind, his thoughts, his studies, were so
entirely thrown back into a past more or less remote, and I think,
had he had more incentive to make known the objects and subjects
of his researches, he would have left no mean name in the republic
of letters. And even as it is he has left behind him a rectorial
address to the University of St. Andrews, which contains, I think,
one of the strangest, most pathetic, most striking passages of
eloquence with which I am acquainted in any modern deliverance.
Ladies and gentlemen, there is one point connected with these
deaths which strikes me, and which I should have brought forward
at the council had I been able to attend at its last meeting. All
these gentlemen have j)robal)ly been members from the founda-
tion of our Society. They have probably, therefore, left behind
them a complete set of our books which will now abruptly terminate
unless their next successors happen to be members of our Society.


Well, I think that is a matter which our council should consider,
as to whether some remedy should not be found, and whether
some preference should not be given in the election of members
to those who are sons or heirs of the original members, and who
have succeeded to a complete series of our publications. I do not
know that it would be practicable, but I put myself, or try to put
myself, in the position of one who has inherited a set of our
invaluable series, and picture his discontent at finding it must be
many years before he can become a member and continue it on his
own account. Now, the report has set forth very fully before you
all that we have enjoyed and all that we hope to enjoy. We may
say there are three categories into which all our publications must
necessarily be divided — readable books, books that are partly
readable, and books that are wholly unreadable and are meant only
for purposes of reference. But do not think that I undervalue the
category of unreadable books, because you require a great number
of unreadable books for purposes of reference, books that you will
only dip into, and through the means of the index to find any
special piece of information that you are seeking. Nor do I dis-
parage the partly readable books, though I do not put them in the
superlative class of our publications. The partly readable books,
I think, are those of which great portions are caviare to the
general reader, and as to which you may say that a dip more
or less profound and more or less occasional is not an unwelcome
diversion. I need hardly say that as the impartial president
of this Society I should give no examples of either of these classes,
but as regards the first I will give a specimen, because it is
the only one of the publications that I have had time to read with
any exactness. I mean that book of Fountainhall's that has been
so admirably edited by my friend Mr. Sheriff Crawford. I do not
know how far members of this Society have been able to read that
work with thoroughness, but I think they will feel that both for
itself and for the introduction of my friend, which contains so
interesting a correspondence between Sir Walter Scott and Sir
Thomas Dick Lauder, that it almost deserves preservation if only
for that interesting piece. To those who have read that work in
extenso, my recommendation will appear completely superfluous.
But it appears to me to be a model book of its kind as regards the
publications at which our Society was intended to aim. It is
thoroughly readable ; it gives you a picture of the life and manners
of Scottish society of that time which it will probably not be worth

while for mere purposes of gain for any publisher to produce, and
therefore it is, in my judgment, a specimen volume of what our
Society should wish to produce. 1 have great pleasure in moving
the adoption of its report.

Sheriff Crawford seconded, and the report was unanimously

On the motion of Mr. Macphail, seconded by Mr. Gregory
Smith, a vote of thanks was accorded the council.

Professor Kirkpatrick moved, and Bishop Dowden seconded,
a vote of thanks to the chairman.

The proceedings then terminated.


For Year to ^\st October 1900.

I. Charge.

I. Balance in Bank from last year, . . . £255 14 1

II. Subscriptions, viz. —

(1.) 400 Subscriptions for

1899-1900, at £1, Is., . £420
S in arrear for 1 898-99, and
3 in advance for I9OO-
1901, . . . . 660

£426 6
Less 2 in arrear and 7 in

advance for 1899-1900, 9 9

416 17

(2.) 69 Libraries at £l. Is., . £72 9
1 in advance for 1900-1901, 1 1

£73 10
Less 4 in arrear and 2 in

advance for 1899-1900, . 6 6

67 4

(3.) Copies of previous issues sold to New

Members, 40 I9

III. Interest on Deposit Receipts, . . . . 10 10 11

Sura of Charge, . . £791 5

II. Discharge.

I. hicidental Expenses —

(1) Printing Cards, Circulars, and

Reports, . . . . £ll 8 2

(2) Stationery and Receipt Books, 4 13 6

Carry forward, £l6 1 8


Brought forward, £l6 1 8

(3) Making-up and delivering

Publications, . . . 21 8 8

(4) Postages of Secretary and

Treasurer, . . . . 2 14 7

(5) Clerical Work and Charges on

Cheques, . . . . 5 ^4 6

(6) Hire of room for Annual

Meeting, .... 110

II. The Scots Brigade, Vol. ii. —

Composition, Printing, and Paper, £ 1 34 3 6

Proofs and Cori'ections, . . 24 f)

Binding, 17

. Lander of Fountahi hall's Journals-


Composition, Printing, and Paper,
Proofs and Corrections,
Illustrations, ....


Transcribing, ....

X81 13

29 14

14 14

18 4

5 10

2 16

IV. The Scots Brigade, Vol. iii., expense to date —

Composition,Printing,andPaper, jBI 12 13 6
Proofs and Corrections, . . 6 17
Illustrations, . . 21 15

V. Papal Negotiations wiih Queen Mary, expense
to date —

Composition, .... jB53 K)
Proofs and Corrections, . . () 9

£47 5

175 12 6

152 11


59 19

Carry forward, X576 8 5


Broufflit forward, ^£576 S 5

VI. Balance to next Account —

Sum clue by Bank of Scotland on 31st October

(1) On Deposit Receipt, . £200

(2) On Current Account, . 10 12 7

(3) 4 Subscriptions for current
year, lodged in Bank subse-
quent to closing of Account, 4 4

214 16 7

Sum of Discharge, £791

Edinburgh, yth December 1900. — Having examined the Accounts of the
Hon. Treasurer of the Scottish History Society for the year to 31st October
1900, we have to report that we find them to be correct, — the balance in Bank
at the close of the year being £210, 12s. 7d., consisting of ;i^20O in Deposit
Receipt and ;!^io, 12s, 7d. on Current Account.

Wm. Traquair Dickson, Auditor.
Ralph Richardson, Auditor.

... ^^ THE ^


^eottisl) J^tstorp ^ocietp


The Earl of Rosebery, K.G., K.T., LL.D.

Chairman of Council.
David Masson^ LL.D., Historiographer Royal for Scotland.


Charles J. Guthrie, K.C.

John A. Traill, LL.B., W.S.

J. Maitland Thomson, Advocate, Keeper of the Historical

Department, H.M, Register House.
Rev. Alexander D. Murdoch.
Richard Lodge, Professor of History in the University of

Sir Arthur Mitchell, K.C.B., M.D., LL.D.
iENEAs J. G. Mackav, K.C, LL.D.
John Scott, C.B.

Sir James Balfour Paul, Lyon King of Arms.
P. Hume Brown, M.A., LL.D., Professor of Ancient History

and Palaeography in the University of Edinburgh.
D. Hay Fleming, LL.D.
Right Rev. John Dowden, 1l>.1l>., Bishop of Edinburgh.

Corresponding Members ojlhe Council.
C. H. Firth, Oxford; Samuel Rawson Gardiner, D.C.L.,LL.D.
Rev. W. D. Macray, Oxford ; G. W. Prothero, Litt. D., LL.D. ;
C. Sanford Terry, Aberdeen.

Hon. Treasurer.
J. T. Clark, Keeper of the Advocates' Library.

Hon. Secretary,
T. G. Law, LL.D., Librarian, Signet Library.


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under selected editorship, of unpublislied documents ilhis-
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1. Bishop Pococke's Tours in Scotland, 1747-1760. Edited by

D. W. Kemp.

2. Diary and Account Book of William Cunningham of Craig-

ENDS, 167.S-1680. Edited by the Rev. James Dodds, D.D.

For the 7jear 1887-1888.

3. Grameidos libki sex : an heroic poem on the Gmipaign of

l689, by James Philip of Almerieclose. Translated and
Edited by the Rev. A. D. Murdoch.

4. The Register of the Kirk-Session of St. Andrews. Part i.

1559-1582. Edited by D. Hay Fleming.

For the year 1888-1889.

5. Diary of the Rev. John Mill, Minister in Shetland, 1740-

1803. Edited by Gilbert Goudie.

6. Narrative of Mr. James Nimmo, a Covenanter, 1()54-1709.

Edited by W. G. Scott-Moncrieff.

7. The Register of the Kirk-Session of St. Andrews. Pari ii.

1583-1()00. Edited by D. Hay Fleming.


For the year 1889-1890.

8. A List of Persons concerned in the Rebellion (1745). With
a Preface by the Earl of Rosebery.

Presented to the Society hy the Earl of Rosebery.

9. Glamis Papers: The "^ Book of Record/ a Diary written by

Patrick, first Earl of Strathmore, and other documents
(1684-89). Edited by A. H. Millar.

10. John Major's History of Greater Britain (1521). Trans-

lated and edited by Archibald Constable.

For the year 1890-1891.

11. The Records of the Commissions of the General Assemblies,

1646-47. Edited by the Rev, Professor Mitchell, D.D., and
the Rev. James Christie, D.D.

12. Court-Book of the Barony of Urie, 1604-1747. Edited

by the Rev. D. G. Barron.

For the year \^^\-lH^^.

13. Memoirs of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, Baronet. Ex-
tracted by himself from his own Journals, 1676-1755. Edited
by John M. Gray.

14. Diary of Col. the Hon. John Erskine of Carnock, i683-

1687. Edited by the Rev. Walter Macleod.

For the year \S^'^-m^^.

15. Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, First Volume —

The Library of Ja3ies vi., 1573-83. Edited by G. F. Warner. —
Documents illustrating Catholic Policy, 1596-98. T. G. Law.
— Letters of Sir Thomas Hope, 1627-46. Rev. R. Paul. — Civil
War Papers, 1643-50. H. F. Morland Simpson. — Lauderdale
Correspondence, 1660-77. Right Rev. John Dowden, D.D. —
Turnbull's Diary, 1657-1704. Rev. R. Paul. — Masterton
Papers, 1660-1719. V. A. Noel Paton. — Accompt of Expenses
IN Edinburgh, 1715. A. H. Millar. — Rebellion Papers, 1715
and 1745. H. Paton.

16. Account Book of Sir John Foulis of Ravelston (1671-1707).
Edited by the Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen.


For the year 1893-1894.

17. Letters and Papers illustrating the Relations between

Charles ii. and Scotland in 1650. Edited by Samuel
Rawson Gardiner, D.C.L,, etc.

18. Scotland and the Commonwealth. Letters and Papers

relating to the Military Government of Scotland, Aug.
1651— Dec. 1653. Edited by C. H. Firth, M.A.

For the year \S^4^-\^^5.

19. The Jacobite Attempt of 1719- Letters of James, second

Duke of Ormonde. Edited by W. K. Dickson.

20. 21. The Lyon in Mourning, or a Collection of Speeches,

Letters, Journals, etc., relative to the Affairs of Prince
Charles Edward Stuart, by Bishop Forbes. 1746-1775.
Edited by Henry Paton. Vols. i. and 11.

/^or^A^7/^«7- 1895-1896.

22. 'J'he Lyon in Mourning. Vol. in.

23. Supplement to the Lyon in Mourning. — Itinerary of

Prince Charles Edward. Compiled by W. B. Blaikie.

24. Extracts from the Presbytery Records of Inverness and

Dingwall from i638 to 1688. Edited by William Mackay.

25. Records of the Commissions of the General Assemblies
{continued) for the years 1 648 and I649. Edited by the Rev.
Professor Mitchell, D.D., and Rev. James Christie, D.D.

For the year \m(S-\Sm.

26. Wariston's Diary and other Papers —

Johnston of Wariston's Diauy, 1G39. Edited by O. M. Paul.—
Thk Honours of Scotland, 1(551-52. C. R. A. Howdeii. — Thk
Eahl of Mar's Legacies, 1722, 172(5. Hon. S. Krskine.— Lltters
BY Mrs. Grant of Laooan. J. R. N. Macphail.

Presented to the Society by Mensrs. T. and A, Constabie.

27. Memorials of John Murray of Broughton, 1740-1747.
Edited by R. Fitzroy Bell.

28. The Compt Buik of David Weddehuurne, Merchant of

Dundee, 1587-1630. Edited by A. H. Millar.


For the year 1897-1898.

29, 30. The Correspondence of De Montereul and the brothers
De Bellievre, French Ambassadors in England and Scot-
land, 1645-16*48. Edited, with Translation, by J. G.
Fotheringham. 2 vols.

For the year 1898-1899.

31. Scotland and the Protectorate. Letters and Papers

relating to the Military Government of Scotland, from
January 1654 to June 1659. Edited by C. H. Firth, M.A.

32. Papers illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in
THE Service of the United Netherlands, 1572-1782.
Edited by James Ferguson. Vol. i. 1572-1697.

SS, 34. Macfarlane's Genealogical Collections concerning
Families in Scotland ; mss. in the Advocates' Library. 2 vols.
Edited by J. T. Clark, Keeper of the Library.

Presented to the Society by the Trustees of the late Sir William Eraser, K.G.B.

For the year lSmA^O(^.

35. Papers on the Scots Brigade in Holland, 1572-1782.

Edited by James Ferguson. Vol. h. 16*98-1782. (Nov. 1899.)

36. Journal of a Foreign Tour in 1665 and I666, and Portions of

other Journals, by Sir John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall.
Edited by Donald Crawford. (May 19OO.)

37. Papal Negotiations with Mary Queen of Scots during her

Re[gn in Scotland. Chiefly from the Vatican Archives.
Edited by the Rev. J. Hungerford Pollen, S.J. (Nov. 1901.)

For the year 1900-1901.

38. Papers on the Scots Brigade in Holland, 1572-1782.
Edited by James Ferguson. Vol. in. 1. Rotterdam Papers;
2. The Remembrance, a Metrical Account of the War in
Flanders, 1701-12, by John Scot, Soldier. (July I9OI.)

39. The Diary of Andrew Hay of Craignethan, 1 659-60.

Edited by A. G. Reid, F.SA.Scot., from a manuscript in his
possession. (Nov. 19OI.)


For the year 1901-1902.

40. Negotiations for the Union of England and Scotland in

l6'51-53. Edited by C. Sanford Terry, Lecturer on History
in the University of Aberdeen.

41. The Loyall Dissuasive. Memorial to the Laird of Cluny in

Badenoch. Written in 1703, by Sir iENEAS Macpherson.
Edited by the Rev. A. D. Murdoch.

42. A Volume of Inedited Narratives and Translations of rare

Contemporary Tracts relating to the Life and Death of
Mary Queen of Scots. Edited by John Scott, C.B.

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