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Bound volume containing bookplate designs (ex David Laing)

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Identifier: Coll-1961
Scope and Contents Book containing twenty-one original designs for bookplates, dating from 1665 to the beginning of the 20th century, of which sixteen came from the collection of David Laing. Also contains the bookplates of the two owners of the book in the late 19th and early 20th century, Euphemia Davidson and William H. Booth. Bookplate of Euphemia Davidson, who owned the book before it was sold in 1899: 'Ex-Libris Euphemia...
Dates: 1665-c 1900

Bound volume containing French currency, letters, and a poem

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Identifier: Coll-1932
Scope and Contents Gathering of loose French currency (assignats), letters, offprints, and a manuscript poem bound in a volume. The reasons behind the gathering of these items are unclear.- Assignats are a short-lived type of French 'fiat money' used during the time of the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars, which resemble bank notes. There are four assignats in this volume, each of different...
Dates: 1792-1862

Colin Campbell Collection

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Identifier: Coll-38
Scope and Contents The Colin Campbell Collection contains Gaelic verse, mainly songs; sermon notes and scripture expositions, the earliest being 1703; manuscript treatises; Colin Campbell correspondence, the earliest being 1664; miscellaneous manuscripts including domestic accounts, medical papers, minutes etc; notebooks, accounts, letters and scraps of Patrick Campbell of Achnaba; letters from mathematicians to Colin Campbell, and mathematical papers; a body of accounts, the earliest being 1553; a body of...
Dates: 1553-1836

Collection of Ian R. Grant, antiquarian bookseller

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Identifier: Coll-1383
Scope and Contents The material represents Ian R. Grant's seller's stock. The widely varied content of the collection includes legal documents on vellum, oaths of burgesses, inventories, correspondence and letter books, printed material such as adverts, magazines and religious pamphlets, songs and poems, family history documents, etc. It also includes a collection of c. 30 Burmese palm leaf manuscripts dating from the 19th century.Because there was no discernible original order, the material was arranged by...
Dates: 1544-1986

Collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon

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Identifier: Coll-98
Scope and Contents The collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon includes lecture notes on the Gaelic language and culture, copies of Gaelic songs and poetry, religious texts such as hymns and sermons, fragments of medieval manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs. As the first Chair in Celtic at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Mackinnon was very diligent in his work to document and share Gaelic language, literature, and history. The collection not only includes primary and secondary sources, it...
Dates: 15th-19th century

Collection of Victorian printed ephemera

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1592
Identifier: Coll-1982
Content Description Collection of 32 Victorian printed ephemera, in colour: greeting cards, birthday cards, New Year and Christmas cards, religious cards with short prayers, a Valentine card, and two advertisements for Heinz and Ivelcon. Some cards are annotated in the back by the people who sent or received them.
Dates: 19th - early 20th century

Coltness Papers

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Identifier: Coll-17
Scope and Contents The collection of Coltness Papers contains letters, family documents, commonplace books, accounts, historical and bioraphical manuscripts, and certificates dating mainly from the 17th-19th centuries, and relating to the Steuart family. See the box list fore more details.
Dates: 1623-1994

Early seventeenth-century manuscript of Italian and French lute music in French tablature, c.1620

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Identifier: Coll-2073
Scope and Contents Formerly part of the Dolmetsch Collection, this manuscript contains some 320 pieces of Italian and French lute music in French tablature, 89 of which are unique to this source. The compositions, by 26 identified composers, date from the transitional period between the stylistic epochs of the Renaissance and Baroque. One composer of particular interest is the lutenist Michelagnolo (or Michelangelo) Galilei (1575-1631), son of the theorist and lutenist Vincenzo Galilei and brother of Galileo...
Dates: c1620

Early Theses

 Collection — Box: EUA CA3
Identifier: EUA CA3
Scope and Contents Portfolio of printed sheets listing students submitting theses per class. The name of the relevant Regent in charge is recorded on each sheet.
Dates: 1641-1694

Edinburgh College of Art Typography Collection

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Identifier: ECA/TYP
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of works produced by Edinburgh College of Art students as part as their typography course during the 1930s-1970s. Many of these are illustrated booklets which contain extracts from well-known texts such Tam O’ Shanter and Homer’s Odyssey, as well as religious texts. The students also produced calendars, book covers and title pages, Christmas cards, and invitations and menus for Edinburgh College of Art events including Revels. Most of the time, although not...
Dates: 1928-2012; Majority of material found within 1928-1974

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Gregory, David, 1659-1708 (professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh, and Savilian Professor of Astronomy, University of Oxford) 1
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King, Pravina, fl 1990s-2010s (administrator of the Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh, and organiser of Scotland Africa '97) 1
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Laing, David, 1793-1878 (antiquarian, bookseller, and librarian of the Signet Library) 1
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North Russian Association (founded in 1926) 1
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Pender, Iain McAllister Moffatt-, 1896-1961 (Scottish writer and Gaelic revivalist) 1
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