Excerpt from The Records of Elgin, Vol. 2: 1234-1800
His volume contains the materials that the late Dr. Cramond left in ms. In a condition almost ready for publication, and has been edited in accordance with what seemsto have been Dr. Cramond's plan-of the work. Among Dr. Cramond's papers no lists of ministers and school masters were found, and the lists given in this Volume have been compiled by me. Dr. Cramond had compiled a list of Provosts from 1670 to 1800, but I am responsible for the names prior to 1670. No materials were discovered that evidently related to the Introduction mentioned by Dr. Cramond in the Preface to the first volume, nor any notes of those to whom his Obligations were due, except that Mr. Stewart, Town Clerk, had carefully revised the Extracts from the Town Council Minutes in proof. I desire to express my thanks, for their courtesy and aid, to the Town Clerk (mr. Hugh Stewart), and his depute (mr. A. G. Cockburn), the Sheriff Clerk (mr. John Foster), and his depute (mr. James H. Kissach), the Session Clerks (mr. R. B. Gordon, and Mr. Peter Dow, Miss Mitchell, Librarian. Elgin Public Library, and Professor Cooper. Glasgow. From the Secretary. Of the Club I have received invaluable advice and assistance Sir George A. Cooper has generously repeated his handsome donation towards the illustrations. To the Society Of Anti quaries of Scotland, and Mr. W. Rae Macdonald, the Club are indebted for the use Of the blocks of the illustrations on pp. 212, 244 of the first 'volume. The Proprietors of The Northern Scot, through Mr. R. G. Millar, editor, have kindly granted the use' Of seven blocks of illustrations that appeared in their newspaper in 1890. Mr. D. Yeadon, bookseller, Elgin, has given permission to use the block of Thunderton House, and Mr. W. Mackie, accountant, Elgin, has granted the use of.
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