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Bound manuscript entitled "A Collection of choice Songs English and Scots In Two Parts", compiled by John Robinson

Identifier: Coll-2081
Scope and Contents This is a bound collection of Scottish and English popular songs and ballads assembled and transcribed by John Robinson, an alumnus of Appleby Grammar School, who later served as Member of Parliament for Westmoreland.The volume is divided in two parts: part one, "Chiefly English", starts on p. 1, and ends on p. 74. The very first poem, entitled "Dedication", is taken from Scottish bookseller-poet Allan Ramsay's Tea-table miscellany:...
Dates: 1765

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

Calligraphy and illustrations for Spencer

Identifier: Coll-1413
Scope and Contents First edition. 1946. Octavo. 11 sheets (13 x 17.5 cm) of fine art paper preserved in a marbled paper folder comprising a decorated title-page followed by the text, with a pen-and-ink drawing at the tope of each page (save the last which closes with a decorated 'Finis'). One of the drawings has been coloured. The illustrations are typical of Mclaren's illustrative at its finest. The initials on the back ('HM') would seem to suggest that this is the recipient of the portfolio....
Dates: 1946

Collection of poems by William Hamilton of Bangour, together with related material

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1704
Identifier: Coll-2023
Content Description Collection of loose-leaf manuscript verses by Jacobite poet and army officer William Hamilton of Bangour (1704-1754), together with related material. The collection appears to have emanated from a member of the Pringle family, who were related to Hamilton by marriage.The majority of the poems in this collection can be found either in the contemporary editions of Hamilton's poems, or in the later 1850 edition (see Bibliography). However, most of the present manuscript poems differ...
Dates: ca 1730-1750

Collection of Poems by William Soutar

Identifier: Coll-796
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of: four bundles of poems, each simply bound, with titlesConflict,Earth,Quest, andEpigrams; 4 separate signed poems; 1 letter to William Morrison, editor ofThe Scots Observersubmitting the typescript of some poems, 1934; and, six news cuttings giving a background to his life and poetry.

Dates: 1923-1943

Collection of romantic era Scottish Borders poetry,18th and 19th centuries

Identifier: Coll-1542
Scope and Contents The collection of poetry is composed of 10 basic groups, and in folders containing: Original poems by Whitelaw Ainslie, Cairnbank Original poems by Jane Kelly, Dunbar, mostly Original poems by James Dudgeon Original poems by William Dudgeon Robert Burns related items Walter Scott related items Printed...
Dates: 1711-1849

Commentary on 'De Sphaera'

 Fonds — Volume: Dk.7.29
Identifier: Coll-1947
Scope and Contents

Volume entitled Buchananus De Sphaera: George Buchanan, with commentary by Adam King, covering key aspects of mathematical, natural philosophical, and astronomical knowledge from antiquity to the early modern period, from the Christian West and the Islamicate and pre-Islamic East, and from Copernicus to Galileo and Kepler. Bound with this is a second manuscript containing poetry by King.

Dates: c1616

Common-place book of original lyric verse

Identifier: Coll-1414
Scope and Contents

87 poems many adorned with pen and ink drawings and a few with attractive watercolour all relative to the text. No hint of place of origin.

Quarto. Manuscript written throughout in a neat hand imitating typeface. 120pp. A purpose produced 'album' volume in red calf, gilt, gilt border, and marbled edges.

Dates: 1827-1839

Copy of poems of W. T. Johnston

Identifier: Coll-1422
Scope and Contents Johnston's poems are copies of typescript said to have been published in 2000 under the title New joined words, Livingston, West Lothian. There are 53-pages. The works of poetry are dated from 1957, with the poem 'The fish of horror' which was written at Honington, presumably R.A.F. Honington, and tell of a night of over-drinking. There is a poem written in 1966 - 'Good luck boys'. The remainder were written in succeeding decades up to 2001, with the poems 'To the...
Dates: 1957-2001

Correspondence of Rev. Canon Andrew John Young

Identifier: Coll-702
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of letters and postcards to close friends John Freeman and John Arlott, as well as analyses of religious questions in poetry. There are circa 20 autograph letters and 10 signed letters to Freeman, 1922-1927, and circa 100 autograph letters to Arlott from the 1940s to the 1970s. The collection also includes BBC typescript broadcasts on The search for flowers, Some rare flowers of the west, ...
Dates: 1920-1971

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Cameron, Rev Alexander, 1827-1888 (Free Church Minister) 1
Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844 (Scottish poet) 1
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Carvalho, Caroline-Marie, 1827-1895 (French opera singer) 1
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847 (Principal and Professor of Divinity at New College) 1
Cialdini, Enrico, 1811-1892 (Italian soldier, politician and diplomat) 1
Conder, Josiah, 1789-1855 (writer, editor and compiler) 1
Crawford, Louisa Matilda Jane, c 1791-1857 (professional songwriter) 1
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658 (English military and political leader) 1
Cruickshank, Helen B. (Helen Burness), 1886-1975 (Scottish poet and suffragette) 1
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Erskine, William, 1773-1852 (Scottish historian and orientalist) 1
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Garibaldi, Guiseppe, 1807 - June 1882 (Italian General, Patriot, Revolutionary and Republican) 1
Glasgow University Ossianic Society (1831-:) 1
Gregor, Arthur, fl 1964-1968 (Editor (Macmillan & Co., NY)) 1
Hamilton, William, 1704-1754 (Scottish poet and Jacobite) 1
Henry VIII, 1491-1547 (King of England) 1
Highland Home Industries Ltd (fl. 1937) 1
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Robertson, Charles, 1864-1927 (Reverend) 1
Robinson, John, 1727-1802 (Westmorland MP) 1
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Victoria, 1819-1901 (Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland | Empress of India) 1
Watson, Elizabeth Catherine, 1880-1928 1
Watson, James Carmichael, 1910-1942 (Professor of Celtic) 1
Watson, William John, 1865-1948 (Professor of Celtic) 1
Weston, John Charles, Professor (English professor, Amherst, Massachusetts) 1
Young, Andrew John, 1885-1971 (Canon of Chichester Cathedral, Poet) 1
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