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Letters from Charles Kingsley to Archibald Geikie about the effects of ice

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-837
Identifier: Coll-1164
Scope and Contents

Letter from Kingsley to Archibald Geikie: Eversley 30 November 1868: giving a detailed account of his observations of the effect of ice on the geology of Deeside, Scotland.

Dates: 30 November 1868

Letters from George Mackay Brown to Lawrence Millman

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-373, Folder: Coll-1878: Letters from George Mackay Brown to Lawrence Millman.
Identifier: Coll-1878
Content Description This fonds comprises 81 manuscript letters sent by George Mackay Brown to American writer and ethnographer Lawrence Millman, who was George M. Brown's only regular North American correspondent. Brown and Millman met in Stromness in 1977, and were friends for fifteen years. In his letters, Brown talks about his personal life and his writing, and refers to Millman's irish book Our Like Will Not Be There Again, as well as his prose poems. They corresponded...
Dates: 22 July 1977-12 February 1987

Letters from R.R. Marett, Rector of Exeter College, Oxford to D.S. Cairns 1931

 Fonds — Box: CSWC Small Collections Box 1
Identifier: CSWC 74
Scope and Contents

2 letters from R.R. Marett to D.S. Cairns about a visit to Aberdeen, Scotland from 1932.

Dates: 1931

Manuscript commonplace book compiled by M Massey, York Place

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1546
Scope and Contents The commonplace book may have been the work of M. Massy, York Place, Edinburgh - the name inscribed in first page. The written material contains original and transcribed matter. It is bound in original decorative brown morocco with all page edges gilt. There are gilt inner dentelles with repeated flower and urn design. Gilt spine and cover designs. There are clipped illustrations showing: the Gile Callum broadsword dance; Scottish Games, Tossing the caber; Clan Cameron; Clan...
Dates: 1860-1870

Manuscript notebook of unidentified Scottish law firm setting out details of titles properties

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1318
Identifier: Coll-1742
Content Description

The content suggests that this was an Edinburgh-based law practice, with the majority of entries noting city addresses. The unknown law firm sets out details of titles properties, 1920s, 1930s.


The volume has this information on the spine: "Notes on Titles No.6". The volume comes from John Reid, Law & Mercantile Stationer, 78 Queen Street, Edinburgh. It holds reference numbers: 885 - for re-ordering.

Dates: 1920-1939

Manuscript Notes from David Hume's Lectures on Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-2075
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four volumes (numbered 1, 2, 5 and 6) with spine-labels reading "Hume's Lectures on the Scots Law". Topics include marriage, contracts, teinds, tack, adjudication, and succession in heritage. There are near-contemporary ownership inscriptions (Alex Orrock, Newton of Wemyss) to front pastedown of each volume.Vol. 1 and vol. 6 have numerous additional pages of later notes on agriculture and chemistry at the rear, and extracts from A. W. Kinglake's novel...
Dates: 1790

Manuscripts from the William Drummond of Hawthornden Collection

 Collection
Identifier: De
Scope and Contents

This collection is some of the manuscripts that William Drummond of Hawthornden collected and is the proportion donated to the University of Edinburgh.

Dates: 1482 to early 17th century

Material relating to the Needlework Development Scheme

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-2053
Content Description

This fonds consists of slides, bulletins, and printed ephemera produced by the Needlework Development Scheme to support and contribute to the advancement of embroidery in Scotland and in the UK between 1934 and 1961.


The donated material also included books published by the Needlework Development Scheme, and NDS-related publications that feature their work. These have now been transferred to Rare Books collections.

Dates: mid-20th century

Material relating to Agnes Waugh, and student outings in the 1930s

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1525
Scope and Contents Ring-binder with notes describing the hike taken by Agnes Waugh, Winifred N. Turner, Katharine M. Martin, Minty Johnstone, Mary Craig, Grace M. Thomson, and Marion Wilson, between Thursday 22 June and Saturday 1 July [1933]. The description of the hike from Edinburgh into Kirriemuir, Angus, and Glen Clova, and then on to Ballater, Braemar, Inverernan, Tomintoul, Aviemore, Inverness, Loch-an-Eilean, and the Lairig Ghru, also contains some black and white photographs. Note-book...
Dates: 1933-1936

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University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 22
Edinburgh University Dramatic Society 7
Hume, David, 1757-1838 (judge, Baron of the Scottish Exchequer) 6
Victor Gollancz Ltd 4
Geikie, Archibald, Sir, 28 December 1835 – 10 November 1924 (Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh) 3
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Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832 (novelist and poet) 3
Black, Joseph, 1728-1799 (professor of chemistry, University of Edinburgh) 2
Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 2
Fraser, Marjory Kennedy-, 1857-1930 (singer, pianist, folk-song collector and arranger) 2
Geological Society of London (1807-:) 2
Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist) 2
Lawley, Derrick, 1915-2012 (statistician) 2
Macleod, Kenneth, 1871-1955 (Church of Scotland minister and folklorist) 2
Martin, John N T, b 1940 (University of Edinburgh alumnus) 2
Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, 1792-1871 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) 2
Naismith, Robert James, 1916-2004 (Scottish architect) 2
Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) 2
Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh) 2
University of Edinburgh. Students Representative Council 2
Abercrombie, Sir Patrick, 1879-1957 (professor of town planning) 1
Aberdeen University Celtic Society (1853-:) 1
Agricultural Research Council, Unit of Animal Genetics. Unit of Animal Genetics (1957-1980) 1
Agriculture Society of Edinburgh 1
Anderson (Edinburgh) 1
Armstrong College (University of Durham). Durham College of Science (1871 -) 1
Association of Building Technicians (1942-1970) 1
Auerbach, Charlotte, 1899-1994 (professor of genetics at the University of Edinburgh) 1
Baikie, Hugh Edward, 1906-1981 (Church of Scotland missionary to India) 1
Barker, Henry Aston, 1774-1856 (Artist) 1
Barker, Robert, 1739-1806 (Irish artist) 1
Bartlett, Maurice Stevenson, 1910-2002 (statistician) 1
Beaton, Janet, 1922-2018 (teacher and writer) 1
Beatty, Richard Alan, 1915-2005 (reproductive biologist) 1
Bell, George Joseph, 1770-1843 (advocate, Professor of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh) 1
Bell, George, fl 1832-1842 (of Leith, Edinburgh | acquaintance of Thomas Chalmers) 1
Benn, Tony, 1925-2014 (British politician, writer and diarist) 1
Boughton, Alice, 1866-1943 (Photographer) 1
British Association for the Advancement of Science (1831-:) 1
Brown, Gerard Baldwin, 1849-1932 (Watson-Gordon Professor of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh) 1
Brown, Kenneth R, fl 1880s (medical student, University of Edinburgh) 1
Bruce, William Speirs, 1867-1921 (polar explorer and oceanographer) 1
Brunner, Hugo, b. 1935 (publisher) 1
Buckland, William, 1784-1856 (English theologian, geologist) 1
Bulfield, Grahame, 1941-: (geneticist, formerly director and chief executive, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh and vice-principal, University of Edinburgh) 1
Burns, Margaret, fl 1890s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 (Scottish poet) 1
Burt, Cyril Lodowic, Sir, 1883-1971 (educational psychologist) 1
Butcher, Samuel Henry, 1850-1910 (classicist, politician and professor of greek, University of Edinburgh) 1
Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde KG, KT, James, 1665-1745 (Irish statesman; Soldier) 1
Cairns, David Smith, 1862-1946 (principal of the United Free Church College, Aberdeen) 1
Cameron, Rev Alexander, 1827-1888 (Free Church Minister) 1
Carmichael, Alexander, 1832-1912 (Excise officer | folklorist and antiquarian | Edinburgh | Scotland) 1
Carnall, Geoffrey D., 1927-2015 (Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University) 1
Carse, Agnes, fl 1706 (wife of William Cochrane, Edinburgh) 1
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847 (Principal and Professor of Divinity at New College) 1
Christie, Margaret, 1996 or 1997 (née Campbell | Dunfermline College of Hygiene and Physical Education alumna) 1
Christison, Sir Robert, 1797-1882 (1st Baronet | Scottish toxicologist and physician) 1
Cochrane, James, fl 1700-1799 (Edinburgh printer) 1
Cochrane, William, d before 1718 (Edinburgh writer ) 1
Coghill, Agnes Irene Sinclair, c 1875-1904 (medical student; University of Edinburgh) 1
Coghill, John George Sinclair, 1834-1919 (Physician) 1
College of New Jersey (1746-1896) 1
Collinson, Francis Montgomery, 1895-1985 1
Colquhoun, James, Sir, 1804-1873 (28th Chief (4th Baronet)) 1
Commonwealth Human Ecology Council 1
Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. Mars Group 1
Couper, Frederick, fl 1870s-1920s (Scottish marine engineer) 1
Coventry City Council, Coventry City Architect 's Department. Coventry City Architect's Department 1
Craw, Barbara M, fl 1900s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Cronstedt, Axel Fredrik, 1722-1765 (Swedish chemist) 1
Cullen, William, 1710-1790 (chemist and mettalurgist) 1
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
Davidson Clinic (Edinburgh, Scotland) 1
Davidson, Roger, b 1942 (Professor Emeritus in Social History, University of Edinburgh) 1
Denham, Sir James Steuart, 1712-1780 (3rd Baronet of Goodtrees and 7th Baronet of Coltness | economist | husband of Lady Frances Steuart (1722-1789)) 1
Denham, Sir James Steuart, 1744-1839 (4th baronet of Goodtrees and 8th baronet of Coltness | British Army Officer) 1
Dickson, George, fl 1860s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Donaldson, Gordon, 1913-1993 (Scottish historian; Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography) 1
Drummond, William, 1585-1649 (Poet) 1
Duff, James Fitzjames, Sir, 1898?1970 (educationist and academic administrator) 1
Duncan, Andrew, 1744-1828 (the elder | British physician | Professor at University of Edinburgh) 1
Dunfermline College of Physical Education 1
Eddie, Graeme D, b 1951 (librarian) 1
Edinburgh Celtic Union (20th century) 1
Edinburgh Chile Solidarity Committee 1
Edinburgh College of Art (1907-:) 1
Edinburgh Graduates Theatre Group (1954-) 1
Edinburgh Mechanics' Subscription Library 1
Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre (1907-1959) 1
Edinburgh University Boat Club 1
Edinburgh University Union (1889-1973) 1
Ellis, Peter Berresford, b 1943 (British historian and author) 1
Emmett, William B, fl mid 20th century (psychologist) 1
Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 (zoologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
Ewen, William Milne, fl1946-1951 (Edinburgh University alumnus) 1
Fisher, Ronald Aylmer, 1890-1962 (English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist) 1
Forbes, Edward, 1815-1854 (Manx naturalist | Professor of Natural History, University of Edinburgh 1854) 1
Forster, John, Sir, circa 1515-1602 (English administrator, Scottish borders; deputy warden, English middle march) 1
Fraser, Thomas Richard, Sir, 1841-1920 (physician and pharmacologist, professor of medicine at the University of Edinburgh) 1
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