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Fletcher of Saltoun collection

Call Number: MS 109


A collection of books and manuscripts relating to the Fletcher of Saltoun Family, most of which have come from Saltoun Hall. Salton (Saitoun) is an estate east of Edinburgh, Scotland, in East Lothian (Haddington). The manuscripts are mostly estate account-books (1750-1806 and undated) but also include notes on agriculture (18th century), common-place books in English and Latin (18th century), and a paraphrase of the Corpus Iuris Civilis (1600s?).


  • Creation: approximately 1600-1806


Language of Materials

English, Latin

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 10 volumes) : The manuscripts in the Fletcher of Saltoun collection are written in a number of hands, some tentatively identified as recurring in several of the documents. Hand A (possibly Andrew Fletcher, 1722-1779?) appears in MSS 109:1, 109:4, 109:6, B80, B83, and C204; Hand B in MSS 109:2, 109:4, and B80; and Hand C (possibly Lieutenant General Henry Fletcher, died 1803) appears in MSS 109:5, 109:7, B84, and K17.

Physical Location

MS 109

Physical Location

MS B80 - MS B84

Physical Location

MS C203, MS C204

Physical Location

MS E111

Physical Location

MS K17

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Frizzell, 1968

Separated Materials

The 11 printed books, cataloged separately, include 2 inscribed by Fletcher "the patriot," 4 written by him, 2 biographies of him, and 3 inscribed by mid-19th-century members of the Fletcher family.

Printed volumes from the collection include

  1. Thesaurus philosophiae moralis quo continentur, Graece´ Latine´, Epicteti Enchiridion. Cebetis Thebani Tabula. Theophrasti Characteres. Pythagoreorum Fragmenta, Cantero, Sponduno interpret, 1589, located at Sumerfield A938
  2. L. Andreæ Resendii Eborensis, Poemata, epistolae historicæ, orationes. Quibus præter exquisitum verborum delectum et ornatum et historiæ admodum memorabilies continentur, 1613, located at Summerfield B1935
  3. [Fletcher, Andrew.] An historical account of the antient rights and power of the Parliament of Scotland, printed in the year 1703, located at B5552
  4. Fletcher, Andrew. An historical account... Aberdeen, J. Johnston et al., 1823, located at C5501
  5. Fletcher, Andrew. The political works of Fletcher of which is prefixed a sketch of his R. Watson, M.D., [1798], located at B5553
  6. Fletcher, Andrew. The political works of Andrew Fletcher, Esq; of Saltoun. Glasgow, R. Urie et al., 1749, located at B5554
  7. Outlines of geography, for the use of the Edinburgh Academy. In two parts. Part I. Modern geography. 5th ed. Edinburgh, Oliver Boyd et al., 1834, located at Children 6192
  8. Wanostrocht, Nicholas. A grammar of the French language... 14th ed. London, Scatcherd Letterman et al., 1817, located at B5555
  9. Euripides, [Iphigenia in Tauris. Greek and Latin. 1833] Euripidis Iphigenia Taurica. Recensuit Godofredus Hermannus. Lipsiae, Weidmannia, 1833, located at C5502
  10. Omond, George William Thomson. Fletcher of Saltoun. Famous Scots series, [1897?], located at B15264
  11. Mackenzie, W. C. Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun: his life and times. Edinburgh, The Porpoise Press, [1935], located at C18467
Guide to the Fletcher of Saltoun Family Collection
Fletcher of Saltoun collection
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1972; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Fletcher of Saltoun collection, MS 109, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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