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BK9: Books, Maps and Prints

JACOBITE RISING of 1745. Five Contemporary Letters Sent To John Spottiswoode by An Unnamed Solicitor Living in Edinburgh

Auction Lot BK9/370

JACOBITE RISING OF 1745. Five contemporary letters sent to John Spottiswoode by an unnamed solicitor living in Edinburgh, during Prince Charles Edward Stuart's (Bonnie Prince Charlie) six week occupation of Edinburgh in 1745.


These unpublished letters describe in vivid detail the panic, the dangers faced, the rumours that were rife, the hopes for the settlement, as the Highland army were in the midst of the residents, while above impregnable in the castle the Hanoverian garrison waited. All the letters are unsigned doubtless for reasons of security should they have been intercepted. The first letter dated September 19th, just two days after the Prince's entry into the city. The last is dated 26th October, five days later the Prince marched out of Edinburgh on his ill fated journey South.


Spottiswoode Letters.

Price Realised



Books, Maps and Manuscripts

Fine Art Category

Manuscripts and Photographs

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BK9: Books, Maps and Prints
Wednesday, 20th February 2013
Dowell Street, Honiton


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