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Excerpt from Aberdeen Friars, Red, Black, White, Grey: Preliminary Calendar of Illustrative DocumentsThe ninth annual Report of the Spalding Club, of date 1847, announced that the Council have resolved on printing... the Charters and otherMoreExcerpt from Aberdeen Friars, Red, Black, White, Grey: Preliminary Calendar of Illustrative DocumentsThe ninth annual Report of the Spalding Club, of date 1847, announced that the Council have resolved on printing... the Charters and other Muniments of the Houses of the Trinity Friars, Friars Preachers, Carmelite Friars, and Franciscans, in the City of Aberdeen. The editorial superintendence of this work, which will afford a very interesting picture of the ecclesiastical state of a Scottish burgh in the middle ages, has been entrusted to George Grub Esq., and the Secretary.The proposed volume was retained on the programme of the Club until its dissolution in 1870, but it does not appear that Dr. Grub and Dr. Stuart had made much progress in collecting the necessary materials, though in 1869 the latter, in his Report on the Manuscript Materials for History in Scotland (Hist. MSS. Comm. Rep. i. p. III, ii. p. 200) notes the Charters of the Aberdeen Carmelites, Franciscans and Dominicans as still unprinted. Their publication was further urged by Professor Cosmo Innes in his Lectures on Scotch Legal Antiquities (Edinb. 1872, p. 192).Accordingly the New Spalding Club, on its resuscitation in 1886, adopted the Friars Writs as an item in the Clubs programme, and it was hoped that Dr. Grub, a member of the Editorial Committee, might see his way to carry out the intention expressed in 1847. Since his death in 1892, the scheme has been in abeyance.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.