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Box CLX-A-1126


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Autograph letter signed from John Scott to Walter Scott, merchant in Kelso, 17 March 2019

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1126
Identifier: Coll-1848/19-0103
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed by John Scott, sent from Edinburgh to his brother Walter Scott (1653-1729, grandfather of Sir Walter Scott and merchant in Kelso) on the 24th March 1708. It answers one he received on the 15th, and regards arrangements concerning heritable rights to land, and moveables from a deceased estate. He expresses surprise, and refers to jealousies, and the matter may be in the process of resolution. A note on the back reads: 'letter from John Scot [sic] to his brother Walter...
Dates: 17 March 2019

Japanese illustrated manuscript entitled "Buko Setsugekka" ('Beautiful Military Exploits') by Matsuyama, 1721 (Kyoho 6)

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1126
Identifier: Coll-1848/19-0104
Scope and Contents This is a guide on how a samurai gets dressed with 21 hand drawn and coloured illustrations on fine paper, dating from 1721, reading right to left. Each drawing is accompanied by poems and descriptions in Japanese calligraphy. The book commences with a man putting on underwear ('fundoshi'), followed by step-by-step pictures of him adding more and more items of clothing and armour, ending with a complete suit of samurai chain kusari gosok armour. This sequence...
Dates: 1721 (Kyoho 6)