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Astronomy notes circa 1804

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Identifier: Coll-1543
Scope and Contents The bound manuscript volume contains notes on 'Astronomy' and 'Spherical Trigon[ometry]'. There are a number of sketches within the notes.
Dates: 1800-1806

Autograph letter from George Gleig, Scottish cleric, writer and editor, to Messrs Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh

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Identifier: Coll-1718
Scope and Contents The autograph letter is dated, Stirling, Scotland, March 16th 1800. It is a single sheet, 195mm x 205mm.
Addressing his letter to Messrs Bell & Bradfute, Booksellers, Edinburgh, Gleig asks that, with respect to the Anti Jacobin Review the: 'Gentlemen [...] give to John Macfarquhar esq. the first four volumes of that work [...] and state them against the proprietor...'.
Dates: 1800

Autograph letter signed, Adam Ferguson, to John Home, West Lauriston, 9 October 1780

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Identifier: Coll-1682
Scope and Contents This is a letter from Ferguson to Home discussing the attempt by their mutual friend George Johnstone to find a seat in the general election of September 1780. Ferguson mentions a letter addressed to Home that had arrived at Edinburgh in Home's absence, and writes of a meeting on Saturday, 'most of the Day', with the letter's author, 'Our Friend', a political figure aspiring to office who had been overlooked. 'Our Friend' may be George Johnstone, who is mentioned by name later. Ferguson hopes...
Dates: 1780

Autograph letters signed by John Stuart Blackie

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Identifier: Coll-1514
Scope and Contents The first letter on University of Edinburgh embossed notepaper, dated 3 February 1865, begins 'My Dear Sir' and sends his 'sincere thanks for the present' of a book. Blackie is sorry that he is 'too much occupied at present to allow [...] the p[leasure of reading it; but the subject is so interesting and important' that hw ill make time soon. The second letter on notepaper headed 24 Hill Street, Edinburgh, is dated 25 November [no year], and begins 'My Dear Moir'. It is a letter...
Dates: 1864-1866

Autograph ms from 'The Shepherd's Calendar' by James Hogg, being a leaf from the draft for 'Class IV. Dogs'

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1532
Identifier: Coll-1713
Content Description Autograph manuscript from 'The Shepherd's Calendar', by James Hogg, 1824. It is a leaf from the draft of 'Class IV. Dogs', and is large folio size laid onto paper.
The ms has some Borders stories about dogs e.g. 'the late Mr. Steel's nephew in Peebles had a bitch [...] whose feats in taking home sheep from the neighbouring farms into the market at Peebles by herself form innumerable anecdotes in that vicinity...'.
Dates: 1824

Autograph signed letter from Charles Hotham to Sir Roderick Murchison

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Identifier: Coll-1731
Scope and Contents Addressed from Port Philip Heads, Melbourne, 10 July 1855, the autograph letter signed by Sir Charles Hotham (then lieutenant governor of the Australian colony of Victoria) is to the geologist Sir Roderick Murchison (1792-1871).The letter begins with Hotham assuring Murchison that with regard to the 'pretensions' of 'Mr. Clarke' (meaning the geologist William Branwhite Clarke, 1798-1878), in claiming to have made the first discovery of gold in Australia, he is 'delighted' that Murchison...
Dates: 10 July 1855

Bloomfield collection of Auden related material

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Identifier: Coll-1623
Scope and Contents The Bloomfield collection is composed of: scripts for speeches and radio and tv; off-prints and journal articles and ephemeral publications; press-cuttings; audio material; photographic material; general correspondence; letters between Bloomfield and Mendelson; and, letters on Auden bibliography: Box 1: Folders containing scripts for speeches and broadcasts, and correspondence (Auden.464-467, 469-473): ...
Dates: 1920-2000

Bookbinding notes

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Identifier: Coll-1262
Scope and Contents These 16-pages of manuscript notes on book-binding have been bound together in a blue heavy-card/textile cover. The notes were handwritten in pencil then written over in ink. The notes are illustrated with pencil drawings. The notes were produced in September 1941.
Dates: 1941

Bound collection of 12 watercolours of punishments in China

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Identifier: Coll-1562
Scope and Contents This is a collection of 12 very vividly water-coloured drawings (280 x 180 mm) depicting scenes of punishments and executions. They have been done on Chinese rice paper held in place by a light blue silk ribbon border. The binding is covered in contemporary decorated silk. Done probably in Canton (Guangzhou), circa 1850.
Dates: 1850

Bound collection of Regency ms designs of borders friezes and dresses - the pattern book of Charlotte Elizabeth Inglis

 Fonds — Box: CLX-D-33, Volume: Coll-1787 / SC-Acc-2016-0167
Identifier: Coll-1787
Content Description This is a volume labelled "Patern Book". Charlotte Elizabeth's designs occupy the full folio page and are drawn in ink. She got her collection from a number of aristocratic ladies, and she has noted some of their names, occasionally identifying and dating the design. Among the ladies noted are: Lady Montague, Lady Haddington, Lady Hope, Lady Queensberry, Miss Graham, Elizabeth Moore of Shenstone House, and Liss Lee of Spott House, East Lothian.Leading the collection in number of designs is...
Dates: 1806-1817

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