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Copies of material relating to the life and work of George Goudie Chisholm, drawn together by Professor T. W. Freeman

Identifier: Coll-1297
Scope and Contents The material in the collection is composed of: typescript biographies of and notes on Chisholm by John Macfarlane and H.J. Fleure and various copy of typescript letter to C.J. Robertson from the IGU Commission on the History of Geographical Thought, dated 9 May 1975 copies of typescript letters to Marguerita Oughton from C.J. Robertson, 3 May 1975, 16 June 1975 and 20...
Dates: 1948-1975

Letter from A. Campbell to Lady Campbell, Barcaldine, 1833

Identifier: Coll-1437
Scope and Contents The letter is dated Doncaster, 26 January 1833, and addressed to Lady Campbell / Barcaldine / Bonaw / Argyleshire. It was written when the young Alexander was 13-years old, and begins, 'My dear Mamma'. The letter writes of making amends and promises to 'write much oftener than I have done previously'; of the 'nice cake' sent to him; and, of the receipt of a letter from Margaret who had said that 'Mary went to shower baths every other day'. The letter tells of how Christmas and New Year was...
Dates: 1833

Letter from Mary of Guise to Lord Vigilius a Zuichem dated 1555

Identifier: Coll-1547
Scope and Contents The document, which is a long clerk letter written in Latin 'on the Kalends of January in the year of our Salvation 1554', and signed 'The friend of your virtue Marie R', concerns itself with two Scotsmen, Robert Landis and George Kincaid, who had been imprisoned by John Vitner of Berg. One of them 'is almost destroyed by the filth of the prison' and 'the other is almost brought to extreme starvation by the delay in action and demands on his ruined fortune'. The letter goes on to say that...
Dates: 1554

Letter from Thomas Dick to a young reader

Identifier: Coll-1300
Scope and Contents The letter (autograph letter signed) is from Thomas Dick to a young reader of his books. It is dated 1 December 1848 and was written in Broughty Ferry (near Dundee). He writes that he he is ' gratified to find that my writings have afforded you entertainment and instruction'. The letter congratulates him on pursuing his studies and mentions that he has just had two books published by the Religious Tract Society - The solar system and The...
Dates: 1848

Three 18th century letters by an Edinburgh student

Identifier: Coll-1476
Scope and Contents This group of 3 letters discusses life and study at Edinburgh University. Letter dated 21 April 1797: Dates and duration of terms - Discussion about the courses in Botany and his admiration of his mentors Letter dated 23 May 1797: Expressing concern at not having a...
Dates: 1797-1799