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Collection of Admiral Henry Craven St John

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1872
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of effects that belonged to Henry Craven St John, a young Lieutenant (later Commander, then Admiral) who brilliantly fought against pirates in the Chinese Seas in the 1860s. It includes: a presentation scroll to Commander Henry Craven St John, conveying thanks for his fighting piracy at Laksui (1866); a covering letter from the Admiralty (1866); a mahogany and brass-fitted medicine box (1860s); and an album of c. 300 watercolours executed by Henry Craven St John,...
Dates: 1850s-1870s

Handmade magazine The Cavalier, double Xmas no 1916 Vol. IV, together with a photograph album of the Smythe family

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-375
Identifier: Coll-1880
Scope and Contents One handmade 'magazine' constructed by Scottish ladies forming a group called 'The Cavalier Club', composed of Barbara E. Smythe (editor), Susy F. Lumsden (treasurer), Jean Drummond, Victoria A. Drummond, Frances A. Drummond, Doreen Arbuthnot, and Susan Newdegate. The magazine is entitled The Calavier and was to be borrowed by a select group of recipients, to help raise funds for the war effort. This is the Double Xmas no. 1916, vol IV. It includes short...
Dates: 1916-1930

Ikebana manuscripts compiled by Yamanaka Chuzaemon entitled 'Shinsen Heika Zui' (New Selection of Illustrated Flower Arrangement)

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-368
Identifier: Coll-1862
Scope and Contents Two volumes comprising 52 leaves with 100 water-colour illustrations (three double-pages) with captions in Japanese. One page of Japanese text at the end of volume two. The illustrations are finely drawn and painted in delicate colours, all well preserved, and depict 100 flower arrangements of Ikenobo rikka style. Two different kinds are mentioned; Rokkakudo and Takada Anryubo. These volumes are read from right to left.
Dates: Genroku II (1698)

Papers of the Harman family

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1906
Scope and Contents Sketchbooks and papers relating to the Harman family and their travel around Europe, including Ireland and Italy.
Dates: 1890s-1935

Symbolae Scoticae

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-10
Scope and Contents The Symbolae Scoticae [= ‘Scottish contributions’] is a set of eight purpose-bound scrapbooks containing more than 2000 items relating to Scottish history, geography and culture.The bulk of this material consists of 18th and early 19th century prints illustrating Scottish topography and antiquities; but the collection also includes original historical documents, printed maps, portrait engravings, newspaper and magazine clippings, two calotypes, and original...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)