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Bound lecture notes of Ethelwyn Lemon

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1933
Scope and Contents This fonds consists of 15 volumes of bound lecture notes that belonged to Ethelwyn Lemon. These notes were taken by Ethelwyn Lemon herself, or by other fellow female students, in the late 19th-early 20th century at the University of Edinburgh. Notes of lectures on British history given by Sir Richard Lodge, taken down by Barbara M Craw. Edinburgh University, 1904. (4 vols) Notes of lectures on...

Bound volume containing French currency, letters, and a poem

 Fonds
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 different...

Certificates, Diplomas etc of Principal William Robertson

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-71
Scope and Contents 1. King's College and University, Aberdeen. Award of the degree of Doctor of Divinity to W.R. 3 July 1764. Signed by the following professors: John Chalmers, John Lumsden, John Gregory, Alexander Burnet, Thomas Gordon, Thomas Reid, John Leslie, George Gordon. Vellum, approx. 60 cms x 68 cms, with small wax seal in metal box attached. 2. Edinburgh, Town Council. Commission of W.R. as Principal of the University of Edinburgh. 11 November 1762. Signed by George Drummond,...

[Church history. MS on paper]

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1140
Scope and Contents The inventory includes mention of John Kennedy of Blairquhan and his chapel at St. Ninian's (1508). There is also the will of the jeweller and philanthropist, George Heriot (1563-1624), who left funds to Edinburgh's ministers to found the hospital which bore his name (now a school). In addition there are letters from Lord Salisbury, Fentoun (Alexander Erskine, Viscount Fentoun), and others, and including Scottish government letters of condolence on the death of Henry, Prince of Wales,...

Collectanea Scotica

 Fonds
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...

Collection of 65 Scottish charters and other documents, from 1402 to 1699, in Latin and Scots, some with seals

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1242
Scope and Contents The collection of 65 Scottish charters and documents, on vellum and paper, is composed of the following: Charter between Alexander, Abbot of Scone, entirely in Early Scots, on vellum, dated 21 August 1402, 270mm. by 160mm., with the suspended complete wax seal of Katherine Paxton. Charter of Robert Logy, burgess of Perth, to Andrew Charters, of lands in Perth, in Latin, on vellum, dated 4 June...

Collection of Ian R. Grant, antiquarian bookseller

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1383
Scope and Contents The material represents Ian R. Grant's seller's stock. The widely varied content of the collection includes legal documents on vellum, oaths of burgesses, inventories, correspondence and letter books, printed material such as adverts, magazines and religious pamphlets, songs and poems, family history documents, etc. It also includes a collection of c. 30 Burmese palm leaf manuscripts dating from the 19th century.Because there was no discernible original order, the material was arranged by...

Collection of pamphlets on the Earldom of Mar

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1973
Scope and Contents Scrapbook entitled 'A Collection of pamphlets etc. on the Earldom of Mar' containing pamphlets, letters, reports, transcripts, and newspaper cuttings related to the controversy regarding the Earl of Mar title that took place during the years 1875-1885, opposing Walter Henry Erskine, Earl of Kellie, and John Francis Goodeve-Erskine, Earl of Mar. The texts collected in this scrapbook clearly defend the latter.The dispute spanned over 10 years, and was between Walter Henry Erskine, Earl of...

Collection of United States Consular Reports

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-547
Scope and Contents The US Consular Reports are a collection of information about the economies and markets of other countries - in this case Scotland. They provide statements about the imports and exports between the main ports of Scotland and the US based on the accounts of US consuls in Edinburgh, Leith, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, and other Scottish towns. There is economic information on Clyde shipbuilding, Dundee trade and social conditions, the bicycle market, the sugar industry, locomotive building, and...

Collector's box and teaching cabinet of Catherine Mary Stirling

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1893
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one Victorian wooden box, used for collecting and teaching, that belonged to Catherine Mary of Stirling, from Kippenross House, near Dunblane. It is still complete and fitted with 5 removable trays containing specimens of: Animal & Vegetable Substances (such as nut galls, Portuguese cork, a piece of tortoise shell, timber specimens, pearls, etc.) ...

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University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 5
Balfour-Melville, Evan Whyte Melville, 1887-1963 (Senior lecturer in history, University of Edinburgh) 3
Cullen, William, 1710-1790 (chemist and mettalurgist) 2
Hannay, Robert Kerr, Professor, 1867-1940 (historian, palaeographer) 2
Jameson, Robert, 1774-1854 (geologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 2
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Lodge, Richard, Professor Sir, 1855-1936 (historian) 2
Agriculture Society of Edinburgh 1
Alston, Charles, 1683-1760 (physician and botanist) 1
Anderson (Edinburgh) 1
Ashworth, James Hartley, 1874-1936 (professor of zoology and later of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865 (lawyer, poet) 1
Black, Joseph, 1728-1799 (professor of chemistry, University of Edinburgh) 1
Bogle, Very Reverend, Andrew Nisbet, 1868-1957 (Minister; Ex-Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland) 1
Bolton, Richard, Sir, 1570-1648 (Solicitor-General for Ireland, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer ) 1
Brown, Gerard Baldwin, 1849-1932 (Watson-Gordon Professor of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh) 1
Burnes, James, 1801-1862 (surgeon, physician-general of Bombay) 1
Burns, Margaret, fl 1890s (Edinburgh University student) 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
Cabbell, J, fl 1750s (medical student, University of Edinburgh) 1
Carse, Agnes, fl 1706 (wife of William Cochrane, Edinburgh) 1
Castehill United Free Church (Forres, Scotland) 1
Christison, Robert, Sir, 1797-1882 (toxicologist and physician) 1
Church of Scotland 1
Cochrane, James, fl 1700-1799 (Edinburgh printer) 1
Cochrane, William, d before 1718 (Edinburgh writer ) 1
Couper, Frederick, fl 1870s-1920s (Scottish marine engineer) 1
Craw, Barbara M, fl 1900s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Cripps, Richard Stafford, Sir, 1889-1952 1
Cronstedt, Axel Fredrik, 1722-1765 (Swedish chemist) 1
Dalyell, John Graham, 1775-1851, Antiquary and Naturalist 1
Dansey, William, Rev., 1792?1856 (clergyman | Rector of Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire) 1
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
Deacon, Margaret, fl 1969 (oceanography historian) 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
Dobbie, Rev., William, 1881-1946 1
Donaldson, Gordon, 1913-1993 1
Dufresne, Louis, 1752-1832, French Taxidermist, Natural Historian 1
Duncan, Andrew, 1744-1828 (the elder | British physician | Professor at University of Edinburgh) 1
Falconer, Douglas Scott (professor of genetics, University of Edinburgh and director of the Agricultural Research Council, Unit of Animal Genetics) 1
Firth, George, 1901-1983 (scientist, professional singer, teacher, choral and orchestral conductor, lecturer, administrator and author) 1
Focus, Georges, 1644-1708 (French artist) 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
Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898 (solicitor, historian, palaeographer, and genealogist) 1
Garrard & Co. Ltd., Albemarle St., London 1
Giles, Alexander Falconer, 1881-1963 (Lecturer in Classical History, University of Edinburgh) 1
Goodhart, Harry Chester, 1858-1895 (English footballer and Professor of Humanity, University of Edinburgh) 1
Graham (Edinburgh) 1
Grant, Ian Robertson, fl 1910-1974 (antiquarian bookseller) 1
Grimond, Magnus, fl 1970s-2010s (Edinburgh University alumnus) 1
Guthrie, Douglas James, 1885-1975 (surgeon and historian of medicine) 1
Halley, Katie, fl 1866-1881 1
Hamilton Bruce, C. A., fl. 1920-1960 1
Heatley, D. P., fl.1924 (president of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Branch, Historical Association of Scotland) 1
Hedges, Sir, Charles, 1649-1714 (English lawyer; Politician; Judge in Admiralty Court; Secretary of State) 1
Henderson, Thomas, circa 1599 (burgess of Jedburgh) 1
Heriot-Watt College (1885-1966) 1
Highland Society of Scotland 1
Historical Association of Scotland (Edinburgh and South East Scotland Branch) 1
Holinshed, Raphael, d. 1580? (chronicler) 1
Home, Gordon Cochrane, 1878-1969, Author and Artis 1
Home, Henry, Lord Kames, 1696-1782 (judge and philosopher) 1
Hope, Thomas, Sir Thomas Hope of Kerse, 1606?1643 (judge; politician) 1
Hope, Thomas, Sir, 1573-1646 (1st baronet, of Craighall; lawyer) 1
Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist) 1
James I and VI, 1566-1625 (King of England, Scotland and Ireland) 1
James I, 1394-1437 (King of Scotland) 1
Jamieson, F R, fl 1890s (lecturer in Latin Literature, University of Edinburgh) 1
Jardine, William, 1800-1874, Sir (7th Baronet Naturalist) 1
Jenks ?, J., fl. 1902 (schoolmaster at Kilmore by Oban) 1
Kaufman, Matthew H., Professor, 1942-2013 (Professor of Anatomy) 1
Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944 1
Kinloch, G. E., fl. 1820-1829 1
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794 (French chemist) 1
Lemon, Ethelwyn Lilias, fl 1890s-1940s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Linnaeus, Carl, 1707-1778 (Swedish taxonomist) 1
Louise, fl. 1831 ('pauvres petites filles de France') 1
Low, George, 1746-1795, Naturalist 1
Lowe, John, Dr., 1830-1902 (physician; natural historian and botanist) 1
MacEwen, Alexander Robertson, 1851-1916 (ecclesiastical historian) 1
Mackie, Charles, 1688-1770 (Professor of History, University of Edinburgh) 1
Mackintosh, John Pitcairn (Professor of Politics and Member of Parliament) 1
Maxwell, Ailsa Giles, fl. 1945-1948 (Edinburgh University graduate) 1
Maxwell, Stuart, fl. 1938-1947, Edinburgh University graduate 1
Moncreiff, Robert Scott, 1793-1869 (advocate, illustrator and caricaturist) 1
Monro, Alexander, 'primus', 1697-1767 (Professor of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Monro, Alexander, 1733-1817 (professor of anatomy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Muir, William, Sir, 1819-1905 (Scottish Orientalist) 1
Napoléon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 (Emperor) 1
Natural History Society of Edinburgh 1
Orr, Robert Low, fl 1870s-1880s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Orr, William J, fl 1870s-1880s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Owens College (Manchester) 1
Pankhurst, Estelle Sylvia, 1882-1960 1
Pattison, Andrew Seth Pringle-, 1856-1931 (Scottish philosopher) 1
Robertson, William, 1721-1793 (historian, principal of the University of Edinburgh) 1
Robison, John, 1739-1805 (professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Rosehaugh, Sir George Mackenzie of, c 1636-1691 (lawyer, Lord Advocate, essayist and legal writer) 1
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