Katherine Ross (c.1635–1697)

Prose

Memoirs or spiritual exercises of Mrs Ross

First published in Edinburgh, 1735.

RoK 1

Copy of autobiographical writings and meditations by Katherine Ross, in a neat italic hand, transcribed after her death, followed (on ff. 78v-126v) by similar autobiographical writings by her sister Jean Collace, including (ff. 78v-9v) meditations on Ross's death. c.1697-1735.

In: A quarto composite volume of writings by Scottish covenanters, in two hands, iii + 126 leaves, in old half-calf marbled boards. Including (ff. 1r-26v) copies of 38 letters by the preacher John Welwood, ‘while he was Preaching up & downe Scotland, in ye years 1675, 1676 & 1677’, sixteen of them to Katherine Ross and some others to her sister Jean Collace.

Described in the online Perdita Project.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 32.4.4, ff. 27r-78v.

RoK 2

Copy of autobiographical writings and meditations by Katherine Ross, in a rounded italic hand, transcribed after her death, followed (on ff. 238r-84v) by similar autobiographical writings by her sister Jean Collace, including (f. 238r-v) meditations on Ross's death. c.1697-1735.

In: A quarto composite volume of writings by Scottish covenanters, in two or possibly three rounded hands, ii + 284 leaves, in modern cloth. Early 18th century.

Described in the online Perdita Project.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 34.5.19, ff. 185r-238r.

RoK 3

Copy of autobiographical writings and meditations by Katherine Ross, transcribed after her death, followed by similar autobiographical writings by her sister Jean Collace, including meditations on Ross's death. c.1697-1734.

In: An octavo composite volume of twelve items, in various hands, 265 leaves.

Among the working papers and collections of Robert Wodrow (1679-1734), ecclesiastical historian.

National Library of Scotland, MS Wod. Oct. XXXI, f. 142r et seq.