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A copy of the Scotch Covenant

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MS. e Mus. 247
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A copy of the Scotch Covenant (professing to be originally made in 1580 and signed in 1581, 1590, and 1638), written out by John Laurie and signed by twenty-eight persons, including the marquises of Montrose and Argyll, in 1639.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1639 at Edinburgh, by J. Laurie, etc.


1 leaf

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 247, fols. 1-2].

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MS. e Mus. 247

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18426


A copy of the Scotch Covenantwritten in A.D. 1639 at Edinburgh, by J. Laurie, and signed by twenty-eight persons.

Biographical / Historical

John Laurie (fl. 1639).

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 27680.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'This Originall Scotch Covenant ... was given to the Bodleian Library by the honourable Generall Charles Rosse of Balnagoun, Anno Domini 1728. G[eorge] C[larke].' Dr. Clarke received it from gen. Rosse on June 8, 1728, for the purpose of presentation.

Physical Facet

on parchment, with coloured border, capitals, etc.


a sheet 31 1/2 × 27 3/8 in. folded in a cloth case 9 1/4 × 7 5/8 × 1 3/4 in.

A copy of the Scotch Covenant
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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