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2 letter-books of an unidentified Scottish law firm

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1531
Identifier: Coll-1699
Content Description

The correspondence suggests that this was an Edinburgh-based law practice, with the majority of letters emanating from city addresses.


There are 2 volumes with information on the spines showing: "Letter Book No. 3 - 18th May 1956 - 21st Aug. 1956"; and "Letter Book No. 5 - 9th Dec. 1956 - 31st Mar. 1957".


The volumes came from The Solicitors' Law Stationery Society Ltd., Hope Street, Glasgow. They hold reference numbers: No.5354 Date.1956 & 4525/57

Dates: 1956-1957

Albums containing autograph letters to Sir Charles Lyell and family, and portraits of the writers, compiled by Leonard Lyell

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Identifier: Coll-1997
Content Description This collection consists of two albums compiled by Leonard Lyell, nephew of Charles Lyell and son of Katherine Mary Lyell. The volumes contain letters sent by many leading scientists and scholars of the 19th century to Sir Charles Lyell and others in his family, such as his wife Mary, the elder Charles Lyell, Mary’s father Leonard Horner, and his brother Francis Horner. In both albums, most of the letters are accompanied by a facing photograph or portrait print of the letter’s...
Dates: 1805-1899

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

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1532
Identifier: Coll-1718
Scope and Contents

The autograph letter is dated, Stirling, Scotland, 16th March 1800.


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 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...
Dates: 10 July 1855

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...
Dates: 1792-1862

Bound volume of manuscript materials by and about Scottish poet Thomas Brown

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1593
Identifier: Coll-1986
Content Description Ths is a bound volume of manuscript material, correspondence and verse, by and about Thomas Brown, Scottish poet and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh from 1810 until the end of his life in 1820. The collection was almost certainly put together by his friend and colleague William Erskine, to whom the vast majority of the manuscripts are addressed.Contents: ...
Dates: 1797-1835

"Collectanea Scotica" by G. E. Kinloch

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Identifier: Coll-1130
Scope and Contents This bound volume contains copies of letters, these being: copy of letter by Sir George McKenzie to the Lord Balcarres, 1684 copy letter from Sir George Mackenzie to the Earls of Moray and Middleton copy letter John, Duke of Lauderdale, 1680 copy letter Elizabeth, Countess of Dysart, after Duchess of Lauderdale copy letters Field...
Dates: 1820-1829

Collection of 19th-century autograph letters assembled by the Rev. John Walker

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Identifier: Coll-2103
Scope and Contents This collection consists of c. 200 letters acquired by the Rev. John Walker (1855-1941), a Scottish-Australian autograph collector. The main fields of interest represented are geology, botany, theology, literature, academia, and politics. Names that feature particularly prominently include Walker's uncle John Stuart Blackie, Professor of Greek at the University of Edinburgh; William Garden Blaikie, Professor of Divinity at New College, Edinburgh; James Geikie, Professor of Geology at the...
Dates: 1792-1913

Collection of correspondence from and relating to Hugh MacDiarmid and the publication of Stony Limits

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1594
Identifier: Coll-2005
Content Description This collection consists of correspondence between Hugh MacDiarmid, his publisher Victor Gollancz, and other interested parties concerning the publication of his poetry volume Stony Limits (1934). The correspondence largely concerns Gollancz’s fears that certain poems might expose the publisher to prosecution under libel, blasphemy, and obscenity legislation. Although he rigorously defended his verse, MacDiarmid was eventually persuaded to substitute the...
Dates: 1934-1986

Collection of inserts - letters, notes, printed items - found in titles in the library of F. A. E. Crew

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1555, Folder: Coll-1791 / SC-Acc-2016-0172
Identifier: Coll-1791
Content Description Collection of inserts - letters, notes, printed items - found in titles in the library of F. A. E. Crew, and these are (with shelfmark references to the monograph in which he item was inserted): Compliments slip, Jonathan Cape, Publisher - Crew. 39 News clippping, Daily Telegraph 23 May 1954? 'Twin chicks hatched. First in Britain' - Crew. 56 ...
Dates: 1950-1970

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MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978 (Scottish poet) 4
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957 (writer, reviewer) 4
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847 (Principal and Professor of Divinity at New College) 3
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Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932 (biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner) 3
Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865 (lawyer, poet, professor of Belles Lettres at University of Edinburgh) 2
Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 2
Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923 (New Zealand writer and critic) 2
Mare, Walter de la, 1873-1956 (poet and writer) 2
Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959 (poet, novelist and translator) 2
Muir, Willa, 1890-1970 (novelist, essayist and translator) 2
Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832 (novelist and poet) 2
Agnew, Andrew, 7th Baronet, 1793-1849 (Scottish politician) 1
Appleton, Sir Edward Victor, 1892-1965 (physicist and principal of the University of Edinburgh) 1
Arthur, John William, 1881-1952, Medical Missionary in Kenya 1
Asquith, Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn, 1887-1960 (English writer and socialite) 1
Bacon, J T, fl 1880s 1
Ballingall, Sir George, 1780-1855 (Knight | Regius Professor of Military Surgery at the University of Edinburgh) 1
Barlow, Arthur Ruffell, 1888-1965 (Scottish Missionary) 1
Barron, Tom, fl 1969-1972 (researcher) 1
Baxter, Professor, William T., 1906-2006 (Emeritus Professor of Accounting) 1
Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh (Booksellers) 1
Bell, George, fl 1832-1842 (of Leith, Edinburgh | acquaintance of Thomas Chalmers) 1
Beresford, William Carr, 1st Viscount Beresford of Beresford 1
Bickley, Frances, 1885-1976 1
Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895 (professor, University of Edinburgh) 1
Blaikie, William Garden, 1820-1899 (Minister of Pilrig and Temperance Reformer) 1
Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896-1974 (English poet, author and critic) 1
Boulding, Professor, Kenneth E., 1910-1993 (Economist, Philosopher, Poet, Nobel nominee) 1
Brand, Barberina, Lady Dacre (née Ogle, poet, playwright, and translator) 1
Brand, Thomas, 20th Lord Dacre 1
Brewster, David, 1781-1868 (natural philosopher and vice-chancellor, University of Edinburgh) 1
Bright, James Franck, 1832-1920 (Master of University College, Oxford) 1
Bright, Richard, 1789-1858 (Physician) 1
Brown, Thomas, 1778-1820 (Scottish poet and Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Brunner, Hugo, b. 1935 (publisher) 1
Burginon, Gustave, fl 1877-1878 (French translator of Joseph Lister's work) 1
Burke, Bernard, fl 1860s 1
Burnes, James, 1801-1862 (surgeon, physician-general of Bombay) 1
Cadell, Robert, 1788-1849 1
Campbell, Archibald Hunter, 1902-1989 (legal scholar, Professor of Public law, Dean of the Faculty of Law) 1
Cape, Herbert Jonathan, 1879-1960 (Founder of Jonathan Cape Publishers) 1
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881 (historian, essayist and philosopher) 1
Carruthers, William, 1830-1922 (botanist, Keeper of the Department of Botany, British Museum) 1
Carswell, Catherine, 1879-1946 (Scottish writer; dramatic critic; friend of D.H. Lawrence) 1
Cathcart, William Schaw, 1755-1843 (1st Earl of Cathcart) 1
Charles IX, 1550-1574 (King of France) 1
Chiene, John, Professor, 1843-1923 (surgeon) 1
Cohen, Kenneth, fl 1960s-1970s (Commander, acquaintance of Arthur Koestler) 1
Cooter, Roger, b 1948 1
Crawford, Louisa Matilda Jane, c 1791-1857 (professional songwriter) 1
Crew, Francis Albert Eley, 1886-1973 (professor of animal genetics and professor of public health and social medicine, University of Edinburgh) 1
Cruickshank, Helen B. (Helen Burness), 1886-1975 (Scottish poet and suffragette) 1
Cunningham, Allan, 1784-1842 (Scottish writer and poet) 1
Cunningham, Peter Millar (Surgeon, Royal Navy) 1
Dallas, Elmslie William, 1809-1879 (artist, teacher and photographer) 1
Dalrymple, Sir John, 1726-1810 (4th Baronet | Scottish lawman, chemist and author) 1
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
Davies, Reginald, 1887-1971 (Colonial Administrator) 1
Dempster, George, 1732-1818 (agriculturalist) 1
Dickson, Walter, fl 1827 1
Dobrée, Bonamy, 1891-1974 (Professor of English Literature, University of Leeds) 1
Donaldson, Gordon, 1913-1993 (Scottish historian; Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography) 1
Dougal, Helen Lewise, 1906-1976 (Scottish teacher) 1
Dow, Anthony, Rev. Dr. 1
Dunbar, George, 1777-1851 (Professor of Greek, University of Edinburgh) 1
Edinburgh University Diagnostic Society 1
Edinburgh University Dialectic Society 1
Elphinstone-Fleeming, Charles, Admiral (naval officer and Member of Parliament) 1
Erskine, James St Clair-, 1762-1837 (2nd Earl of Rosslyn) 1
Erskine, William, 1773-1852 (Scottish historian and orientalist) 1
Etzdorf, Rüdiger von, fl 1940s (acquaintance of Arthur Koestler) 1
Farnese, Alessandro, 1520-1589 (Cardinal and diplomat) 1
Farquhar, Thomas Harvie, 2nd Baronet, Sir 1
Finlay, Ian Hamilton, 1925-2006 (Scottish poet, writer, artist, gardener) 1
Forbes, James David, 1809-1868 (Scottish physicist and glaciologist) 1
Freshwater, Nancy (Annie), 1874-1959 (Married to missionary Will Freshwater) 1
Freshwater, Will, 1872-1936 (Missionary) 1
Fry, Elizabeth, 1780-1845 (English prison reformer and social reformer ) 1
Gardiner, Robert, Sir, British Army officer 1
Geikie, James, 1839-1915 (professor of geology, University of Edinburgh) 1
Gifford, William (critic, editor and poet) 1
Gleig, George (cleric, writer, editor) 1
Graham, Robert, 8th of Balgowan (advocate and politician) 1
Graham, Thomas, 1748-1843 (1st Baron Lynedoch) 1
Gray, Alexander, Professor Sir (civil servant, economist, academic, translator, writer, poet) 1
Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 (literary critic and professor of English Literature) 1
Grieve, Andrew Graham (brother of Hugh MacDiarmid) 1
Hamilton, Thomas, 1780-1858 (9th Earl of Haddington) 1
Hare, John, Colonel, CB, Sir (British Army officer) 1
Hayes, Thomas, fl 1870s 1
Hill, Rowland, General, 1st Viscount Hill 1
Hill, Rowland, Sir (English teacher, inventor) 1
Hogg, James, 1770-1835 ("The Ettrick Shepherd") 1
Hope, Archibald, 12th Baronet of Craighall, Sir 1
Horn, William, fl 1850-1870 (Astronomical instrument maker from Stirling) 1
Hotham, Charles, Sir (naval officer and governor) 1
Hunt, William, 1842-1931 (Church historian) 1
Irving, Edward, 1792-1834 (Scottish clergyman) 1
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