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Box CLX-A-371


Contains 14 Results:

Letter from Walter de la Mare to Nancy Bowden, 12 May 1947

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0117/1
Scope and Contents

Short autograph signed letter by Walter de la Mare, sent to Miss Nancy Bowden on the 12 May 1947 from The Old Park, Penn. De la Mare replies to a previous letter from Bowden, commenting on some remarks she made on notepapers, "Mrs Monro's address" that she heard through Mr Masefield, and on Charlotte Mew's poetry and women's in general.

Dates: 12 May 1947

Leaflet from the Anglo-Russian Literary Society, 1894

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0071
Scope and Contents

One leaflet from the Anglo-Russian Literary Society (1894), which is the first edition of a short account of the newly-founded Anglo-Russian Literary Society, published by Berman Gurovich, a member of the Society.

Dates: 1894

Handwritten copy of Robert Garioch's 'Whilk mainer o' Lives', 20th century

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0096
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of Robert Garioch's poem "Whilk mainner o' Lives?", probably NOT in Garioch's hand. Garioch was a Scottish poet and translator who wrote mainly in Scots.

Dates: 20th century

Social diary of Eugenia Campbell, Skipness, October 1843-June 1844

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0113
Scope and Contents

Manuscript diary from October 1843 to June 1844, kept by Eugenia Campbell, wife of Robert Campbell, 10th laird of Skipness. Written in a sometimes difficult hand, the 146 pages open with news of a fire at a neighbour's house which left three garrets and the roof charred but most of the entries are concerned with more pedestrian news of family and friends.

Dates: October 1843-June 1844

Commonplace book of Edith A. Vernon, 1859-1901

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0114
Scope and Contents This interesting piece of Edinburgh educational history is a commonplace book composed in two periods, 1856 and from 1891-1901, from the teacher training college at Dairy House, Edinburgh and probably the Edinburgh Institution For The Education Of Young Ladies at 23, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.1856 entries make up a leavers book with a charming large collection of signed and dated entries of verse quotations, well-wishes and original prose/verse in English, German & French...
Dates: 1859-1901

Chinese manuscript notebook, undated - possibly first half of 19th century

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0115
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Small concertina notebook in Chinese, manuscript. Bought in an Oxfam bookshop for 3£. Could be a notebook kept by someone who was fitting out a ship for a voyage, or some similar occupation. The notebook has separate sets of ink and pencil Chinese characters, and so perhaps the book has been used for two separate projects. A few pages have what appear to be pencilled English translations of a few characters and occasional transcriptions in Arabic numerals.

Dates: undated - possibly first half of 19th century

Letter from Walter de la Mare to John Atkins, 2 April 1948

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0117/2
Scope and Contents Long autograph letter signed, from Walter de la Mare to John Atkins, dated 2 April 1948, The Old Park. The letter says that "Alas, I didn't deserve one word of your reference to the R.L.F [Royal Literary Fund]. I wish it were otherwise. Illness as you know prevented my attending the Meeting of the Committee. ... I was very glad to hear that a grant has been awarded... . All that you said concerning the writing of books keenly interested me. There are outstanding exceptions, of course, but,...
Dates: 2 April 1948

Autograph letter signed from Robert Michael Ballantyne to his wife, 2nd half of the 19th Century

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0129
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed from Robert M. Ballantyne to his wife Jane Grant ("my darling Jeanie"), giving her all the news - "Mrs Hislop ... is chatting beside me with Isabella so it's not easy to write ... Last night we all went to the Tempce conversazione in the Museum, and on presenting my card I was received as a 'distinguished guest'!!! so I hope you are properly impressed. It was a great turn out with band and pipers, but the speaking was not audible ... I was surprised at suddenly...
Dates: 2nd half of the 19th Century

Autograph poem signed, by Allan Cunningham, c 1825

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0130
Scope and Contents

Autograph poem signed, titled 'Mariners Song', three verses of 8 lines each, starting "A wet sheet and a flowing sea / A wind that follows fast / And fills the white and rustling sail / And bends the gallant mast / And bends the gallant mast my boys / While like the eagle free / Away the good ship flies and leaves / Old England on the sea ... ", addressed on the verso to Miss Henney, 1 side 4to., no place, no date (c. 1825).

Dates: c 1825

Two volumes of notes on the lectures of Prof. Sir Thomas Grainger, completed by Archibald Donald , early 1880s

 Sub-Fonds — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0146
Scope and Contents

Two notebooks containing lectures notes taken by Archibald Donald of Lauder Road, Edinburgh, during the early 1880s. He attended the lectures of Sir Thomas Grainger at the University of Edinburgh, eminent physician and gifted teacher. The notebooks are entitled 'Condensed notes of practice physic [sic]'.

Dates: early 1880s