Bannatyne Club

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The Bannatyne Club, named in honour of George Bannatyne and his famous anthology of Scots literature the Bannatyne Manuscript, was a text publication society founded by Sir Walter Scott to print rare works of Scottish interest, whether in history, poetry, or general literature. It printed 116 volumes in all. It was dissolved in 1861.


Founder members of February 7, 1823[edit]

Further Members admitted November 25, 1823[edit]

Later members[edit]


February 1859[edit]

The Earl of Aberdeen.
William Patrick Adam, Esq.
The Earl of Ashburnham.
Lord Belhaven and Hamilton.
William Blair, ESQ.
Beriah Botfield, Esq., M.P.
The Marquess of Breadalbane.
Sir Thomas MakDougall Brisbane, Bart.
George Brodie, Esq.
Charles Dashwood Bruce, Esq.
The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
Very Rev. Dean Richard Butler.
Sir Hugh Hume Campbell, Bart.
James Campbell, Esq.
Thomas Carnegy, Esq. (Deceased.)
Earl Cawdor.
Patrick Chalmers, Esq. (Deceased.)
Right Hon. Sir George Clerk, Bart.
David Constable, Esq.
Thomas Constable, Esq.
Andrew Coventry, Esq.
David Cowan, Esq.
James T. Gibson Craig, Esq. (Treasurer.)
Sir William Gibson Craig, Bart.
The Marquess of Dalhousie.
George Home Drummond, Esq.
Henry Drummond, Esq, MP.
Right Hon. Sir David Dundas.
George Dundas, Esq.
William Pitt Dundas, Esq.
The Earl of Ellesmere. (Deceased.)
Joseph Walter King Eyton, Esq.
Lieut.-Col. Robert Ferguson, M.P.
Count Mercer De Flahault.
The Earl of Gosford.
William Gott, Esq.
Robert Graham, Esq.
The Earl of Haddington. (Deceased.)
The Duke of Hamilton and Brandon.
Sir Thomas Buchan Hepburn, Bart.
James Maitland Hog, Esq. (Deceased.)
Right Hon. John Hope, Lord Justice-Clerk. (Deceased.)
Cosmo Innes, Esq.
Daved Iriving, LL.D.
Hon. James Ivory, Lord Ivory. David Laing, Esq. (Secretary.) John Bailey Langhorne, Esq. The Earl of Lauderdale. Very Rev. Principal John Lee, D.D. Lord Lindsay. James Loch, Esq. (Deceased.) The Marquess of Lothian. Lord Lovat. James MacKenzie, Esq. John Whiteford MacKenzie, Esq. Keith Stewart MacKenzie, Esq. William Forbes MacKenzie, Esq. James Maidment, Esq. Sir William Maxwell, Bart. The Hon. William Leslie Melville (Deceased.) The Earl of Minto. James Moncreiff, Esq., M.P. The Earl of Morton. James Patrick Muirhead, Esq. Hon. Sir John A. Murray, Lord Murray. Robert Nasmyth, Esq. Hon. Charles Neaves, Lord Neaves. The Earl of Northesk. Lord Panmure. Alexander Pringle, Esq. (Deceased.) John Richardson, Esq. The Duke of Roxburghe. The Rev. Hew Scott, A.M. James R. Hope Scott, Esq. The Earl of Selkirk. James Young Simpson, M.D. Alexander Sinclair, Esq, James Skene, Esq. William Smythe, Esq. John Spottiswoode, Esq. Edward Stanley, Esq. The Rev. William Stevenson, D.D. The Hon. Charles Francis Stuart. (Deceased.) The Duke of Sutherland. Archibald Campbell Swinton, Esq. Alexander Thomson, Esq. Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, Bart. William B. D. D. Turnbull, Esq. Adam Urquart, Esq. Alexander Maconochie Welwood, Esq.



  • Memoirs touching the Revolution in Scotland, originally published 1714, Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres. (1841)
  • The Bannatyne Miscellany; Containing Original Papers and Tracts Chiefly Relating to the History and Literature of Scotland [Published in Edinburgh], (1827).
  • Melville of Halhill, Sir James, Memoirs of his Own Life, ed T. Thomson (1827)
  • Laing, D. ed., Original Letters relating to the Ecclesiastical Affairs of Scotland, 2 vols, (Published in Edinburgh, 1851)
  • Siege of the Castle of Edinburgh MDCLXXXIX, presented to the Bannatyne Club by Robert Bell (1828)


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