Document ReferenceN Mc 1/45
TitleLetter from Lord [H.] Cockburn, Bonely, Conlinton to The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Duncan McLaren; 22 November 1851.
Date22 November 1851
Extent2 ff with envelope
Content DescriptionEndorsed: 'Lord Cockburn wishing the old cross to be restored - I wish he could see the ugliness of the new one'

Renews request of 30 years duration that the old cross be restored to its rightful place; states that the remains are on the lands of Drum near [Ibberton], but fears that it may be too late; reports that Sir Walter [Scott] stole a piece; asserts that Provost Black stated that it would cost £200.

Postmarks: 'CONLINTON NO 24 1851'; 'NOV 24 F 1851'

Stamp: 1d [red/blue].

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1887Scott; Walter (1771-1832); Sir; author1771-1832
NA1888Black; - (fl 1851); Provostfl 1851
NA1889Cockburn; Henry (1779-1854); Lord; judge; solicitor general for Scotland1779-1854
NA924McLaren; Duncan (1800-1886); politician1800-1886
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