The History of Leith

June 18, 2011

The Key to the Universe-Scotland and Darien-1695-1707

Following the successful inscription of the archives of The Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies on UNESCO’s new UK Memory of the World Register last year this joint display with The Royal Bank of Scotland tells the story of the company’s fateful colonial expedition to Darien in the 1690s.Treasures on show include the company’s private record books, maps and letters from colonists who travelled to the New World.

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