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7 x Diaries of James Tennant and Sheena Kendall written - 1919-1924 - while in Japan and describing the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-768
Identifier: Coll-1746
Content Description 7 x diary volumes, bound by Asprey in dark green morocco, titles to spines and front boards gilt. Each volume with one page per day and additional blank pages at the rear.The 7 x diary volumes, taken as a whole, present a vivid, evocative and informative picture of the life of the British expatriate merchant community in Japan in the period immediately following the First World War, brutally interrupted by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1 September 1923. The 1923 diary entries of father...
Dates: 1919 - 1924

Abstract of Journal of William Henry Playfair

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.3.73
Identifier: Coll-1677
Content Description The volume is concerned mainly with affairs connected with the building of the University of Edinburgh, 1817-1822. It also lists details of income and expenditure during the period and, refers to other projects, clients etc.Playfair's opening paragraph describes this as an abstract of a journal of "the principal transactions and events of my life, chiefly in order to prevent doubt and confusion in matters of business."The volume mentions Playfair taking occupancy of the Mathematics...
Dates: 1817-1822

Collection of Professor Hedley Duncan Wright

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Identifier: Coll-729
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of a volume containing reprints of his articles, two diaries for the periods 1910 onwards and 1918 onwards, an illustrated transcript of the diaries with biographical details, and an album of photographs taken mainly in Persia during the First World War. There are also 5 medals.
Dates: 1910-1940

Diaries of a Nigerian District OfficerÆs family

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Identifier: Coll-719
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: a typescript accountViolet in Nigeriaedited by Margaret A. Kerrich (nee Cragg) from her mother's letters covering the period 1924-1930, and about the life of a District Officer's family; 2 cassette tapes recorded on three of the four sides by Kerrich relating experiences in Nigeria 1931-1932, and based on a diary; a small number of photographs (some of a leopard, possibly 'Piccin'), drawings and miscellaneous items; and, a nameplate for 'Piccin' the leopard which...
Dates: 1924-1934

Diaries of Dr. S. W. Carruthers

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Identifier: Coll-1134
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of notes and news cuttings at Dc.2.76/17, a dissertation at Gen. 1931, and three manuscript diaries at E2008.14. The material at Dc.2.76/17 consists of a notebook (circa 17 pages) with notes accompanying several newspaper cuttings on various University activities. The front cover is noted 'Edinburgh University / Various Student Activities / 1887-1888'. It contains clippings relating to: the Rectorial Elections 1887 and 1888 and from theScottish Leader28...
Dates: 1885-1888

Diaries of George Drummond, Lord Provost of Edinburgh

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Identifier: Coll-728
Scope and Contents The material is composed of a diary kept by Drummond, and includes R.B's diary (the initials of a woman he was unable to marry), 1736-1738.
Dates: 1736-1738

Diaries of Janet Beaton

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Identifier: Coll-2049
Content Description This collection consists of the diaries written by Janet Beaton between 1934 and 1949, and from 1962 until her death in 2018. The early diaries relate to her experience of wartime (for example, her 1939 diary includes her eye-witness account of a "Humbie Heinkel" over East Lothian. This was the first German aircraft to be brought down over mainland Britain during the Second World War.), and to her days at the University of Edinburgh. Subsequent diaries relate to her family, her many travels...
Dates: 1934-2018

Diaries of the Reids of Peasehill, Fife

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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

Diary of geologist James Nicol when he was an Edinburgh University student

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Identifier: Coll-1914
Scope and Contents This is the manuscript diary of James nicol (1810-1879), an Edinburgh University student in medicine and natural history, who would later become a geologist and Professor of Natural history at the University of Aberdeen. The journal was written between the 10th of October 1840, to the 21st of March 1841, when he attended the Winter Session at Berlin University. Enclosed in the volume are typed notes, giving a rather detailed index of the diary's contents. In his journal, James Nicol describes...
Dates: 10 October 1840-21 March 1841

Diary of Harriet Rutherford

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Identifier: Coll-1930
Scope and Contents Diary of Harriet Rutherford, nee Mitchelson, wife of Daniel Rutherford (professor of botany at the University of Edinburgh), covering starting on the 17 May 1802 and ending on the 7 December 1808.
Dates: 17 May 1802-7 December 1808

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Balfour-Melville, Evan Whyte Melville, 1887-1963 (Senior lecturer in history, University of Edinburgh) 1
Beaton, Janet, 1922-2018 (teacher and writer) 1
Bruce, Alexander Low, fl 1873-1891, son in law of David Livingstone 1
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Cragg, W., fl. 1924-1931, Major, District Officer in Nigeria 1
Drummond, George, 1687-1766, Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1
East Harlem Protestant Parish (New York, N.Y.) 1
Harman, Nathaniel Bishop-, fl 1890-1935 (physician) 1
Harrison, Eleanor Jane, 1872-1930 (Missionary in China) 1
Hitchcock, Maud, b 1882 (née Sinclair | missionary in China) 1
Iona Community 1
Kendall, Sheena Lilian Grant, 1883-1974 (composer) 1
Kenrick, Bruce, 1920-2006 (clergyman | founder of Shelter) 1
Kerrich, Margaret A. 1
MacDonald, Harry Lindsay Somerled, 1861-1936 (cricketer) 1
MacDonald, William Donald, 1827-1862 (lieutenant-colonel 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot) 1
Macpherson, James (Principal Clerk to William Henry Playfair (1817)) 1
Marshall, Helena, fl 1870s (Edinburgh University student, governess in Russia and Switzerland) 1
Melville, James Balfour, of Strathkinness, 1815-1897 1
Melville, John Whyte, of Bennochie and Strathkinness, c 1797-1883 1
Melville, Mary Louisa Balfour-, d 1930 (née Dundas) 1
Merchant Taylor's School 1
Playfair, John, 1748-1819 (scientist, mathematician, and professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) 1
Reid, David, 1796-1882 (farmer) 1
Reid, David, 1820-1884 (Farmer) 1
Reid, David, 1865-1933 (Farmer) 1
Rhodes, Cecil John, 1853-1902, Imperialist and Benefactor 1
Royal Medical Society (Edinburgh, Scotland) 1
Rutherford, Harriet, fl 1780s-1800s (wife of Daniel Rutherford, professor of botany at the University of Edinburgh) 1
Seaforth Highlanders (1881-1961) (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) 1
Smith, John Shaw, 1811-1873 (Irish traveller, Photographer) 1
Strang, Duncan William Park, b 1887 (minister) 1
Strang, James Buchanan, 1889-1916 (Edinburgh University student) 1
Tait, John (Temporary Clerk to William Henry Playfair (1817)) 1
Tennant, James (industrialist) 1
Thorne, Isabel Jane, 1834-1910 (campaigner for medical education for women) 1
Warren, Reginald Augustus, 1820-1911 (English landowner) 1
Wright, Hedley Duncan, 1891-1942, Professor of Bacteriology 1
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