Collection Summary

Creator:
Title: Manuscript Style or Form Book of James Armour ca. 1698
Accession: MSS 96-1
Description: 1 item
Location: SC - Oversized
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Digitized Content: 0 objects

Collection Description & Arrangement

This manuscript style or form book was created by James Armour of Edinburgh from about 1698 to 1701. The work begins with a "Decreet Arbitrall," but marriage contracts predominate. In addition there are forms for bonds, wills, a ship's sale, and indenture, a pension and other matters.

The first 287 pages are written in one hand, followed by several blank leaves and eleven pages in a different hand. An abbreviated, six page index is found at the back of the book.

Biographical & Historical Information

This book was compiled by James Armour, son of James Armour, merchant of Glasgow. Armour, Jr. was first registered as an apprentice in 1684 to Alexander Wright who was a merchant in Edinburgh. He later became a writer and was admitted a Writer to the Signet on December 2, 1723. He became a burgess of Edinburgh in 1730 and died August 23, 1756.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1996
Donor Information This collection was purchased from John Rees for the Law Library in February of 1996.

Content List

1 item.

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