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2 Common-place books with medical receipts and prescriptions, and with gardening hints

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-622
Identifier: Coll-1555
Scope and Contents The common-place books are written in the same hand, largely, and are described as: 1 x common-place book, small 4to, with 174pp numbered, dating from 1817-1837, though a later style of handwriting on last unnumbered 4 pp feature the date 1849. Original lightly diced Russia, lacking spine. Manuscript medical receipts, prescriptions. Entries feature named Scottish doctors or Scottish periodicals. An...
Dates: 1810-1860

2 letter-books of an unidentified Scottish law firm

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1531
Identifier: Coll-1699
Content Description

The correspondence suggests that this was an Edinburgh-based law practice, with the majority of letters emanating from city addresses.


There are 2 volumes with information on the spines showing: "Letter Book No. 3 - 18th May 1956 - 21st Aug. 1956"; and "Letter Book No. 5 - 9th Dec. 1956 - 31st Mar. 1957".


The volumes came from The Solicitors' Law Stationery Society Ltd., Hope Street, Glasgow. They hold reference numbers: No.5354 Date.1956 & 4525/57

Dates: 1956-1957

2 letters from H J C Grierson to Dear Sir

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1556
Scope and Contents The letters are: 1 x ts dated 23 October 1944, written 12 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, and addressed to 'Dear Sir'. Grierson suggests that 'you will look at that interesting book' entitled 'Sir Walter Scott's Friends' by Florence MacCunn (1909). In it 'you will find that it was Mrs Ann Murray Keith [...] who declared that she recognised stories she had told Scott'. 1 x ms dated 30 October...
Dates: 1944

2 letters of Rev John Gray and items of printed ephemera

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1565
Scope and Contents 1 x ms letter dated 31 December 1928 from Rev. John Gray, St. Peter's, Falcon Avenue, Edinburgh, to 'Dear Mrs Kinnear', thanking her for her 'generous gift' which has been 'placed [...] to the building fund'. 1 x ms letter dated 31 May 1933 from Canon John Gray, St. Peter's, Falcon Avenue, Edinburgh 10, to 'Dear Mrs Kinnear', saying that he 'shall much like to have a visit from' her father 'on Monday'. Not 'in the morning' though, because he will go to his retreat on that day....
Dates: 1928-1933

2 poems of Norman C Macmillan with autograph notes

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1575
Scope and Contents

2 x typescript poems being, the undated 'The wee black dooker' and 'The battle o' Bunker Hill', 1941. Both are signed, autograph, 'Mac', and the former has the autograph note 'With the Author's Compliments / Norman C. Macmillan'. The latter has two notes: 'Carleton - James C. Barber' and 'Tam - Thomas Sproat, Brighouse, (Special Constable)'.

Dates: 1941-1960

2 Victorian commonplace books 1850s

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Identifier: Coll-1550
Scope and Contents One volume is covered in green binding, and is dated 25 December 1852. It is 'Mother's Christmas Book'. The first page is decorated with mistletoe. Subsequent pages are decorated with floral and natural themes. Some of the drawings are initialed 'HP'. There are lines entitled, 'The Elswick villains', 'To a soot flake', 'A legend of Marsden rocks', 'A paragraph on poetry', 'The Hanoverian brothers', 'The policeman's soliloquy', and 'A dream'. A second volume is covered in maroon...
Dates: 1852

3 medical reports for application to the Scottish (Widows Fund)

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Identifier: Coll-1441
Scope and Contents 3 printed questionnaire forms or reports drawn up by "Directors of the Scottish (Widows' Fund) Life Assurance Society" with answers written in manuscript. Two of the forms are entitled 'Report by a friend of the party' and have 11 questions, and one is entitled "Medical report" and has 18 questions. The forms relate to: Thomas James, of Hurcott, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, who was a paper...
Dates: 1837-1842

12 stereo views of Scotland, 1891, B. W. Kilburn, Littleton NH

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Identifier: Coll-1554
Scope and Contents The views are of: 6322 Oban, its harbour, and Mull, Scotland 6310 Loch Katrine Boat Landing, Highlands, Scotland 6303 Birthplace of Robert Burns, Ayr, Scotland 6297 The Bonnie Doon, Burns' Lullaby, Ayr, Scotland 6292 Melrose Abbey, Scotland 6280 Sir William Wallace's Prison, Dumbarton Castle, Scotland ...
Dates: 1880-1910

18th century and 19th century legal documents some in favour of Dr. Sophia Jex-Blake

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-622
Identifier: Coll-1553
Scope and Contents The collection of legal documents is composed of: 1 x Discharge by William Pirie in favour of Dr. Sophia Jex Blake, 15 May 1890. Of a Bond and Disposition in Security of £400 over subjects in Grove Street, Edinburgh. Andrew Urquhart SSC Edinburgh 1 x Disposition by Thomas Fairweather Weir with consent, In favour of Sophia Jex Blake MD. 1884. Subject 6 Grove Street, Edinburgh. Andrew...
Dates: 1786-1890

18th century Royal warrant commanding the preparation of letters patent granting Robert Barker use for fourteen years of his invention 'La nature a coup d'oeil ... for displaying views of nature ... by oil painting', or 'panorama'

 Fonds — Volume: CLX-A-1324
Identifier: Coll-1692
Scope and Contents This document is of significant interest as a record of the invention of what became one of the most popular forms of public entertainment in the first half of the 19th century.It is a Warrant signed by George III commanding the preparation of letters patent granting to Robert Barker the sole use for fourteen years of his invention of "an entire new contrivance or apparatus which he calls la nature a coup d'oeil for the purpose of displaying views of nature at large by oil...
Dates: 5 June 1787

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