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1706 - (COCHRANE, William). Six 18th-Century manuscript documents relating to the Cochrane family of Scotland. Various places, 1706-89. Various sizes, all accomplished in fine manuscript. Scroll measuring one by nine feet rolled and housed in a custom cloth clamshell box; remaining items folded neatly, housed together in a storage box. $6500.Lovely collection of six ornately decorated 18th-century manuscript documents relating to the Cochrane family of Scotland, including a nine-foot-long marriage scroll, signed "Will: Cochrane" together with the mark of his wife, Agnes Carse along with 15 witnesses.This collection includes two documents relating to the marriage of William Cochrane and Agnes Carse, both dated Edinburgh, July 19, 1706: the marriage contract, listing over 400 points on which they pledged agreement, measuring one by nine feet; and a marriage agreement on vellum, measuring 15 by 21 inches. Also included are four Burgess Tickets on vellum: William Cochrane's admission as a "Gildbrother," manuscript document, one page, 10 by 10 inches, dated October 24, 1707; James Cochrane's admission as a "Gildbrother," manuscript document signed, one page on parchment, 11 by 10 inches, dated March 21, 1739; James Cochrane's admission as a "Guild Brother," partly engraved document signed, 18-1/2 by 13 inches, dated October 26, 1786; and a partly engraved document signed certifying that James Cochrane, "Printer in Edin[burgh]," is an "Admitted Burges and guild-brother of the Burgh of Peebles," dated August 26, 1789.William Cochrane of Edinburgh was a writer who died sometime before 1718 (his widow Agnes Carse remarried a glazier named Alexander Burton that year). His son, James Cochrane, was a printer in Edinburgh and for some time was part of the printing firm of Sands, Donaldson, Murray and Cochrane. From the Allyn K. Ford Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.Scroll with some creasing, minor chipping to left and right margins, top leaf silked with a few minor losses. Documents with expected folds, some light to moderate soiling, near-fine to fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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