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Manuscript Style or Form Book of James Armour, 1698- 1701

Identifier: MSS-96-1

Scope and Contents

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, an 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.


  • Creation: ca. 1698

Biographical / Historical

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.


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Language of Materials



Scottish manuscript with definitions of legal terms, written in two hands.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This manuscript was purchased from John Rees for the Law Library in February of 1996.

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Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
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University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States