GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britian, Ireland, and the
British Dominions beyond the Seas, King,

Defender of the Faith, to

Our Trusty and Well-beloved Sir GEORGE MACDONALD, Knight Commander of Our
Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Master of Arts, Fellow of the British Academy,
Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Laws, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of


Whereas it pleased His late Majesty by Warrant under His Royal Sign Manual
bearing date the seventh day of February, Nineteen hundred and eight, to direct the
issue of Letters Patent under the Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept
and made use of in place of the Great Seal of Scotland appointing Our Right Trusty
and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, Baronet, together with
the several persons therein mentioned to be Commissioners to make an Inventory of
the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions connected with or illus-
trative of the contemporary culture, civilisation, and conditions of life of the people
in Scotland from the earliest times to the year 1707.

And whereas the office of Chairman of the said Commission has become vacant
by the resignation of the said Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, Baronet.

Now Know ye that We reposing great trust and confidence in your knowledge,
discretion and ability have nominated, constituted and appointed and do by these
Presents nominate, constitute and appoint you the said Sir George Macdonald, one
of the Members of the said Commission, to be Chairman thereof, subject to the
provisions of the aforesaid Letters Patent.

Given at Our Court at Windsor [italics] the tewenty-seventh day of April [italics], 1934, in the
twenty-fourth year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,


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