This item is a series of editions of the Scots Magazine from September 1745 to December 1746, bound together in one volume. The item was gifted to the college by the author John Prebble.
The Scots magazine was a collection of opinion pieces, letters and songs of the day, with a political commentary. Given the dates, the Jacobite rebelliion and Battle of Culloden feature strongly.
For the purposes of making the book accessible online and keeping files to a manageable size, the book has been divided into sevaral files, one for each edition of the magazine, one for the appendix, and an index. These PDF files are searchable, however, bear in mind that the convention of the day was to use the character “f” in place of “s” at the beginning of words and in the middle, with “s” being used only at the end, for example, the word “Shopkeepers” is rendered “fopkeepers”, and “rashness is renderred “rafhnefs”, with obvious implications for searches.
The library also posesses “preservation copy” of high resolution colour photographs, one photograph for each page.