Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Chiefs of Grant, by William Fraser Vol 2 – extremely rare

The extremely difficult to find correspondence from volume two of William Fraser’s Chiefs of Grantdealing with the 1745-6 rebellion. Selected period from first notice of the arrival of Charles Edward Stuart to shortly after the death of Sir Ludovick Grant.

John Walkinshaw of Barrowfield and Camlachie

Charles Edward Stuart’s mistress Clementina Walkinshaw and mother of his only child Charlotte Stuart. She was the youngest daughter of John Walkinshaw of Barrowfield and Camlachie (he had no sons but ten daughters). This is from the History of Glasgow Volume III chapter XV page 121, by George Eyre-Todd (1934). Charlotte Stuart’s Last Will and Testament and a copy of the same Last Will (with an Introduction by A. Francis Steuart) in SHS Volume 44 from the Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Second Volume 1904). Last Will and Testament of Charles (including codicil) and Henry Stuart.

Narrative of Prince Charlie’s Escape

Dalilea manuscript. Originally published in 1873 in The Edinburgh monthly magazine [afterwards] Blackwood’s Edinburgh …, Volume 114 page 408 as A true and real state of Prince Charles Stuart’s miraculous escape after the battle of Cullodden.

Duchess of Albany’s Last Will (with an Introduction by A. Francis Steuart) in SHS Volume 44

Charles Edward Stuart’s mistress Clementina Walkinshaw and mother of his only child Charlotte Stuart. Charlotte Stuart’s Last Will and Testament and a copy of the same Last Will (with an Introduction by A. Francis Steuart) in SHS Volume 44 from the Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Second Volume 1904). Last Will and Testament of Charles (including codicil) and Henry Stuart.

The Trial of Archibald Stewart Esq; Lord Provost of Edinburgh

The Trial of Archibald Stewart Esq; Lord Provost of Edinburgh and his friend, David Hume’s, brilliant but anonymous pamphlet A true account of the behaviour and conduct of Archibald Stewart, Esq.; late Lord Provost of Edinburgh printed in his defence.

The life & adventures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart – four of the most beautiful books in my library

There are also the four volumes by William Drummond Norie:-
The life & adventures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Volume 1)
The life & adventures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Volume 2)
The life & adventures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Volume 3)
The life & adventures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Volume 4)
… which are works of art that may never get transcribed.

Diary of a Spanish Grandee – James Francis Fitzjames Stuart, the Duke of Liria.

Diario del Viaje á Moscovia del Embajador Duque de Liria y Xérica (1727-1730). Espanol James Francis Fitzjames Stuart, the Duke of Liria and Xérica, Earl of Tynemouth and Baron of Bosworth, was the natural son of James II. This diary from the Quarterly Review of 1892, covers the period when he was Spanish Ambassador to Russia. Originally published in ‘Colección de Documentos Ineditos para la Historia de España,’ Vol. XCIII. Madrid, 1889.