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Arts Ephemera collected by Joanna Marie Drew

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-774
Identifier: Coll-1121
Scope and Contents The ephemera - largely printed and graphic - includes art subjects from all ages, and artists ranging in stature and in their international reknown: Francis Bacon, David Bomberg, Braque, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cezanne, Otto Dix, Robert Doisneau, Maggi Hambling, Katarzyna Kobro, El Lissitzky, Berthold Lubetkin and Tecton, Magritte, Andrea Mantegna, Matisse, Andre Breton Matta, Miro, Monet, Henry Moore, Picasso, Bridget Riley, and Richard Wentworth. It covers painting, sculpture, architecture,...
Dates: 1960-1990

Collection of Photographs of Persia (Iran), 1874

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-797
Scope and Contents The photographs held in a decorated binder, include those of: Venus passing the sun over Iran, December 1874; the interior of the observatory at Isfahan (Ispahan); the astronomical station Baugh-i-Zerecht; bridge at Sende-Roud; a city gate; the Maidan of Isfahan; the Mosquee Royale, Tomb of Ali, and other mosques; views in Qum; and views in other Iranian cities.
Dates: 1874

Fine Art Postcard Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1048
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of photo albums (filed arbitrarly) and small drawer sets of postcards (filed geographically). They show European buildings, many ecclesiastical. The subjects are: Italian sculpture; paintings and drawings (possibly of French examples); church exteriors (England, Italy); church interiors (Italy, France, England); domestic exteriors (France); secular exteriors (Italy); secular interiors; doors and doorways (England); wells and fountains; bridges; gateways; steps and...
Dates: 1895-1960

Livre de Raison (Commonplace book)

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-354
Identifier: Coll-1854
Content Description This outlandish and colourful manuscript volume is an exceptional resource to understand and study French popular culture in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Its contents are extremely varied, and include poems, oracles, lyrics of popular songs, proverbs and maxims, recipes, legal document templates, a formulary of letters, calendars, little stories and anecdotes, an account of Napoleon's return to France after his exile on Elba, and a dictionary for the interpretation of dreams. It refers...
Dates: c 1820-1830

Malkiewicz Collection - Manuscripts

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1574
Scope and Contents Covering six centuries (15th-20th), the material donated by Andrew Malkiewicz is composed of the following set of (largely French language) manuscript letters, missives, declarations, proclamations and engravings, including those relating to: King Philip II of Spain; Charles IX of France; the business of Alessandro Farnese (1520-1589), Cardinal and diplomat; the d'Este family of Italy; Napoleon Bonaparte; Louis Bonaparte; Karl Johan Bernadotte; the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period...
Dates: 1437-1913

Material relating to the French Studies of E. R. Anderson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1093
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of the following material relating to French Studies and a piece of work on Charles-Georges Le Roy, noted as per content of each box: Box 1 8 x files/folders - Notes on: Eugene; Condillac; Athalie; Mithridate; Berenice; and Phedre; and French magazine cuttings Box 2 ...
Dates: 1960-1999

Nouveaux souvenirs d'Holyrood

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1181
Scope and Contents The unsigned letters, mostly from Edinburgh, were all written during November or December 1831. They describe a trip from Paris to Edinburgh, and life among the French refugees there. Although the last word has been obliterated, an inscription reads: 'Quoique l'auteur ne se nomme pas, tout le monde le reconnait pour M. le Baron de [...]'. On the inside of the front cover is pasted a note reading, 'Pour mes pauvres petites filles de France', and signed Louise.
Dates: 1831

Papers of Arthur Koestler

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Identifier: Coll-146
Scope and Contents Consists of inscribed and annotated books from Koestler's library, along with English-language editions and translations of his work into many languages; and Koestler's manuscripts and papers from 1940 to March 1983. Also contains correspondence with or about members of Koestler's family; personal material including diaries, address books, medical files and other personal documents; literary manuscripts including interviews, broadcasts and speeches; correspondence with specific people; personal...
Dates: 1939-1993

Papers of Dr. John Walker

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Identifier: Coll-205
Scope and Contents [to be completed]
Dates: 1731-1803

Papers of Godfrey H. Thomson

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Identifier: Coll-1310
Scope and Contents Biographical and personal papers, c mid 19th century-1972; Publications authored and co-authored by Thomson, 1904-1954; Unpublished materials by Thomson, 1897-1954; Publications collected by Thomson regarding education, intelligence, psychology, and statistics, 1879-1971 Unpublished material collected by Thomson and authored by others, c mid 20th...
Dates: c1890s-1978

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Drew, Joanna Marie, 1929-2003 (Director of Art at the Arts Council of Great Britain, Director of Hayward and Regional Exhibitions at the South Bank) 1
Duff, James Fitzjames, Sir, 1898?1970 (educationist and academic administrator) 1
Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre (1907-1959) 1
Focus, Georges, 1644-1708 (French artist) 1
Highland Society of Scotland 1
Home, Henry, Lord Kames, 1696-1782 (judge and philosopher) 1
Koestler, Arthur, CBE, 1905-1983 (Hungarian-British author and journalist) 1
Lawley, Derrick, 1915-2012 (statistician) 1
Le Roy, Charles-Georges, 1723-1789 (Naturalist) 1
Ledermann, Walter (1911-2009) 1
Linnaeus, Carl, 1707-1778 (Swedish taxonomist) 1
Louise, fl. 1831 ('pauvres petites filles de France') 1
Malkiewicz, Andrew J. A. 1
Moray House College of Education (1959-1991) 1
Napoléon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 (Emperor) 1
Natural History Society of Edinburgh 1
Orr, John, 1885-1966 (Professor of French) 1
Scottish Council for Research in Education (fl. 1928-2003) 1
Serjeant, Marion, d 2013 (Edinburgh-based doctor, wife of Robert Serjeant) 1
Serjeant, Robert Bertram, 1915-1993 (Professor of Arabic, Cambridge) 1
Smith, Robert Murdoch, 1835-1900, Sir (Knight Major General Archaeologist and Diplomat) 1
Sophia, Princess (daughter of George III, King of Great Britain) 1
Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh) 1
Thomson, Hector, 1917-2008 (senior lecturer of ancient and modern Greek, University of Aberdeen) 1
Thomson, Jane, Lady, fl. 1890-1971 1
University of Durham (1832-:) 1
University of Edinburgh, Natural History Collection. Natural History Collection (1697-1812) 1
Unknown (Unknown) 1
Walker, John, 1731-1803 (professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh and clergyman) 1
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