• Short Summary

    An item showing letters written by people such as Robert Burns, Mary Queen of Scots and King Charles I held at the National Library of Scotland.

  • Description

    No title - MANUSCRIPTS Letters of the famous at the National Library of Scotland.

    L/S of the National Library. Various interior shots as librarians examine manuscripts and letters for forgeries. M/S as they compare real signature of Robert Burns with one on a letter purporting to be by him, they do not match and it is marked a forgery. C/U of authentic Burns letter. M/S of manuscripts and Walter Scott's handwriting. C/U of 1692 letter. M/S of letter written by Mary Queen of Scots. M/S of letter written by Duke of York in 1610 asking for his father's blessing, he was to become King Charles I. Various shots of the statue of him in Trafalgar Square.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1270.32
    Media URN:
    42595
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:19:00 / 02:01:56:00
    Canister:
    NSP 159

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