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

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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

Class notes - Lectures on Agriculture and Entemology, given by Professor Wallace and Dr. Fream

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1283
Scope and Contents This volume in typescript contains careful notes on these two series of lectures at the University of Edinburgh. The first series, by Professor Robert Wallace (1853-1939), Chair of Agriculture, covers dairying, with extensive coverage of the different types of cheese and their production. The second, by Dr. William Fream, covers agricultural entomology, essentially the varieties of pests that attack crops. There are ink drawings throughout. Spine-title and title-page both...
Dates: 1905-1906

Diaries of the Reids of Peasehill, Fife

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-468
Scope and Contents

The diaries contain notes by David Reid senior, of weather and farming neighbours, 1855 to 1856, and notes by David Reid junior, of school, farm and St. Andrews University, 1873 to 1883.

Dates: 1855-1883

Ledger record of semen collections from bulls across Scotland, 1974-1978

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1411
Scope and Contents

Manuscript ledger, folio. 30pp used. A record of bull semen collections from all over Scotland, 1974-1978. The livestock appear to be privately owned bulls mainly the Ayrshire breed and black and whites, although there are other breeds too including beef breeds. About 33 bulls per page of the ms volume in single lines giving date, name of bull, name and address of owner, number of collections, semen volume, density and motility, straws frozen, and result.

Dates: 1974-1978
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows text with central miniature depicting the Sultan Luhrasp, who ruled the Mazandarin Province of Iran during the late 15th century, seated on a throne, surrounded by attendants.
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chro...

Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia

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Identifier: Or Ms
Scope and Contents This collection consists of over 700 manuscripts pertaining to the Islamicate world and South Asia, dating from the 10th to 19th centuries C.E. (the majority being post-1500). Chiefly bound paper codices, it includes sacred texts of importance to the Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh faiths, Qur’anic commentaries, Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and the Shi’i Imams, works treating Islamic law, world history, the history of India, medicine,...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries C.E. (bulk: post-1500 C.E.)

Papers of Dorothy Webb relating to Southern Rhodesia

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-386
Identifier: Coll-2050
Content Description Papers relating to the settling and occupation of lands and farms by British settlers in Southern Rhodesia from the 1890s to the 1960s, compiled and saved from destruction by Mr Webb when Robert Mugabe was destroying records in Zimbabwe.The first file is entitled "Lomagundi - S. S. Ranch Ext.", and has two bundles labelled "notices / gazettes" and "blank forms". The first bundle contains advertising pamphlets, gazettes, and paperwork relating to the purchase of land by settlers...
Dates: 1892-1962

Papers of Dr. John Walker

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-205
Scope and Contents

[to be completed]

Dates: 1731-1803

Records of Brunstane Farm, Portobello, Edinburgh

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-808
Scope and Contents The material is composed of several folders of accounts offering an insight into farming practice throughout the mid-decades of the twentieth century, an impression of the scale of self-sustaining small business in Portobello and district itself, and an idea of the cost of living from the 1930s to the 1970s especially for a small farmer. The firms include insurance companies, animal feed firms, and repair shops. There are accounts from an ironmonger and sheet metal worker in Portobello, the...
Dates: 1932-1973

Records of Farming at Crofthead, West Lothian

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-523
Scope and Contents

The records are composed of: an account book, in green vellum, of J.Waddel, the farmer at Crofthead, West Lothian, and of his son James Waddel, 1766-1838; and, a notebook containing lectures on various diseases. Also accounts for sales of butter, cheese, 1787-1793.

Dates: 1766-1838

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