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Album of sketches by Sir James Skene of Rubislaw

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-2019
Content Description This is an album of sketches by Sir James Skene of Rubislaw (1775-1864), comprising approximately 420 sketches. A talented amateur artist, James Skene of Rubislaw was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott who accompanied him on riding excursions to localities that Scott planned to feature in his novels and poems. There, at Scott’s suggestion, Skene made sketches of landscapes and buildings that Scott then used as an inspiration and aide-memoire for his own work. Many of the sketches in this album...
Dates: c 1804-c 1830

Collection of Admiral Henry Craven St John

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1872
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of effects that belonged to Henry Craven St John, a young Lieutenant (later Commander, then Admiral) who brilliantly fought against pirates in the Chinese Seas in the 1860s. It includes: a presentation scroll to Commander Henry Craven St John, conveying thanks for his fighting piracy at Laksui (1866); a covering letter from the Admiralty (1866); a mahogany and brass-fitted medicine box (1860s); and an album of c. 300 watercolours executed by Henry Craven St John,...
Dates: 1850s-1870s

Correspondence, papers, photographs of William Charles Chapman-Mortimer, which include letters to his wife, illustrated stories and poems

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1789
Content Description The collection is composed of letters between Mortimer and his first wife Frances, dating from 1940 to 1945. These are often illustrated with pen and ink illustrations. Among the letters from Mortimer are a few manuscript poems and stories including a hand-sewn typescript booklet, The Poet and the Hippopotamus. And Other Works. There are also letters to R. M. Rice, 1960s.There are 4 x bound manuscripts, news-clippings extracted from an accompanying volume...
Dates: 1940-1945

Handmade magazine The Cavalier, double Xmas no 1916 Vol. IV, together with a photograph album of the Smythe family

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-375
Identifier: Coll-1880
Scope and Contents One handmade 'magazine' constructed by Scottish ladies forming a group called 'The Cavalier Club', composed of Barbara E. Smythe (editor), Susy F. Lumsden (treasurer), Jean Drummond, Victoria A. Drummond, Frances A. Drummond, Doreen Arbuthnot, and Susan Newdegate. The magazine is entitled The Calavier and was to be borrowed by a select group of recipients, to help raise funds for the war effort. This is the Double Xmas no. 1916, vol IV. It includes short...
Dates: 1916-1930

Houstoun Family Album

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1595
Identifier: Coll-2013
Content Description This is an album used as a sketchbook and a common-place book from the mid-19th century to the 1930s, created and compiled by two Scottish women of the same family. The first contributor is Caroline Elizabeth Houstoun (1840-1926), who filled the volume with well-spaced studies of landscapes and buildings in coloured pencil, pastel, and some watercolour. Some noteworthy sites include Inverness from the Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Euston Station in London, and Saint-Germain in Paris. The identity...
Dates: 1850s-1930s

Manuscript scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1564, Folder: Coll-1805 / SC-Acc-2017-0037
Identifier: Coll-1805
Content Description This ms scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun is dated, Edinburgh, 17 September 1838, at the top of a preface. The volume is in two parts; the whole item containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations of monuments, seals, antiques, animals, and characters.From the beginning of the scrapbook, written by Colquhoun on the 17th of September 1838: "It had always been my chief wish, from my childhood upwards, that I might have a scrap-book of my own, to be filled with...
Dates: 17 September 1838

Material relating to the University studies of James K. Watson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1321
Scope and Contents The scrapbook or album (commonplace book) contains class cards, class certificates, notes and other printed matter relating to the study period of James Kenneth Watson at Edinburgh University - covering 1888-91, and subjects such as Chemistry, Practical Chemistry, Anatomy, Practical Anatomy, Anatomical demonstrations, Botany, Natural History, Institutes of Medicine, Practical Physiology, Practical Pathology, Practical Materia Medica, including Pharmacy, Materia Medica, General Pathology,...
Dates: 1885-1896

Papers of Sir John Jackson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1490
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of the papers of Sir John Jackson, including: Photograph albums. Albums of newspaper clippings relating to Sir John Jackson's work, and to his and his family's personal life. Personal and business correspondence. Material relating to Sir John Jackson's candidacy as MP for Devonport in 1904, 1906, and 1910. Printed...
Dates: 1838-2002

Papers of the Harman family

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1906
Scope and Contents Sketchbooks and papers relating to the Harman family and their travel around Europe, including Ireland and Italy.
Dates: 1890s-1935

Pen and ink sketches of William Stewart Watson, whilst on tour in Rome in 1840

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1432
Scope and Contents Folio album of original pen and ink sketches compiled by the artist while on a tour of Rome in 1840. The album contains over 250 mounted drawings executed on tracing paper and these vary in size from a few inches square to full and half-page preparatory sketches for paintings. Contemporary half vellum, marbled boards. Signed Stewart Wilson, Rome 1840, on inner cover, above which is mounted the main section of the title page for the sale catalogue, March 1887, of the 'Collection of...
Dates: 1840

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Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832 (novelist and poet) 3
Allinson, Thomas Richard, 1858-1918 (physician, businessman and journalist) 1
Arbuthnot, Doreen, fl 1910s (contributor to 'The Cavalier' magazine) 1
Ato Printing Association (fl 1922-1944) (Japanese photography company) 1
Ballantyne, Robert Michael, 1825-1894 (Scottish writer) 1
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Bouhsira, Joseph, 1890-1943 (photographer) 1
British Medical Association 1
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 (Scottish poet) 1
Carrick, William, 1827-1878 (artist and photographer) 1
Colquhoun, E. M. G., fl 1837-1838 (advocate) 1
Drake, Frederick Seguier, 1892-1974 (English Baptist priest; Dean of the School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong) 1
Drummond, Frances A, fl 1910s (contributor to 'The Cavalier' magazine) 1
Drummond, Jean, fl 1910s (contributor to 'The Cavalier' magazine) 1
Drummond, Victoria A, fl 1910s (contributor to 'The Cavalier' magazine) 1
Gemmell, Alice Caroline Anne, 1879-1951 (daughter of Caroline Elizabeth Houstoun) 1
Harman, Nathaniel Bishop-, fl 1890-1935 (physician) 1
Hjort, Johan, 1869-1948 (fisheries scientist, marine zoologist, oceanographer) 1
Houstoun, Caroline Elizabeth , 1840-1926 (granddaughter of General Sir Robert Houstoun KCB) 1
Jackson, Ellen Julia, fl 1876-1919 (wife of Sir John Jackson) 1
Jackson, John, Sir, 1851-1919 (civil engineer; engineering contractor) 1
John, Henry Craven St, 1837-1909 (Royal Navy Officer) 1
Lumsden, Susy F, fl 1910s (treasurer of 'The Cavalier club') 1
Mare, Violet de la, 1874-1962 (sister-in-law of Walter de la Mare) 1
Mare, Walter de la, 1873-1956 (poet and writer) 1
Mortimer, William Charles Chapman-, 1907-1988 (novelist; pen-name Chapman Mortimer) 1
Pender, Iain McAllister Moffatt-, 1896-1961 (Scottish writer and Gaelic revivalist) 1
Skene, James, 1775-1864 (lawyer and artist) 1
Smythe, Barbara E, b 1899 (editor of The Cavalier) 1
Tait, Peter Guthrie, 1831-1901 (mathematician and physicist) 1
The Royal National Mòd (1892-) 1
University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 1
Watson, James Kenneth, fl.1885-1896 (surgeon) 1
Watson, William Stewart, 1800-1870 (Scottish painter and artist) 1
White, Adam, 1817-1879 (naturalist) 1
Williamson, John, fl. 1888-1894 (novelist, playwright and poet) 1
Zaharoff, Basil, 1849-1936 (arms-dealer, industrialist) 1
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