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Henderson, William, fl 1667-1684 (Librarian, University of Edinburgh)

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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Donations book, 1667-1824

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ADS/LIB/2/Da.1.31
Scope and Contents 'Henderson's Donations Book': a record of books donated to the University Library, 1667-1755, preceded by a list of earlier benefactors. Some entries for 1764-1824 have been added at a later date (see note by A. Brunton on page 76v).
Dates: 1667-1824

MS 17: Historia Scholastica by Petrus Comestor , 13th century

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Identifier: MS 17
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the Historia Scholastica, an abridged version of the Bible written around 1170 by Petrus Comestor for the students of the cathedral school of Paris. The text consists in the retelling of stories (hence the name historia) taken from the Bible and in their explanation. It became an essential part of the curriculum of the theological school and greatly influenced popular Bibles produced in the 13th and 14th...
Dates: 13th century

MS 206: Composite manuscript containing eleven texts, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 206
Contents This 15th-century Scottish manuscript contains a collection of texts about Scottish law, which seem to have been compiled by the same scribe. The contents are as follows:Flyleaf: Notes and inscriptionsff. 1r-8v: Table of Contents. Contains Assisa Regis David, which is now missing from the manuscript; Leges Burgorum, which is now partly missing; Leges Forestarum, of which all but the...
Dates: 15th century

Press catalogue, late 17th century

 Item — Volume: EUA IN1/ADS/LIB/1/Da.1.16
Identifier: EUA IN1/ADS/LIB/1/Da.1.16
Scope and Contents 'Catalogus Librorum in Repositoriis in Bibliotheca Universitatis Edinensis. No. 1'. A press catalogue: A-T. The shelf marks correspond mainly with Henderson's catalogue (1695-1697). A note after S 18 reads: 'There are the number of books in this catalogue 4526 which is the true state of the Library at my father's [W. Henderson] entry, but none ar counted sett down by his hand'. There follow lists of donations by Isobel Wood, J. Clerke, Mungo Wood. At the end is a note about missing books by...
Dates: late 17th century