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2 poems of Norman C Macmillan with autograph notes

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Identifier: Coll-1575
Scope and Contents 2 x typescript poems being, the undated 'The wee black dooker' and 'The battle o' Bunker Hill', 1941. Both are signed, autograph, 'Mac', and the former has the autograph note 'With the Author's Compliments / Norman C. Macmillan'. The latter has two notes: 'Carleton - James C. Barber' and 'Tam - Thomas Sproat, Brighouse, (Special Constable)'.

2 Victorian commonplace books 1850s

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Identifier: Coll-1550
Scope and Contents One volume is covered in green binding, and is dated 25 December 1852. It is 'Mother's Christmas Book'. The first page is decorated with mistletoe. Subsequent pages are decorated with floral and natural themes. Some of the drawings are initialed 'HP'. There are lines entitled, 'The Elswick villains', 'To a soot flake', 'A legend of Marsden rocks', 'A paragraph on poetry', 'The Hanoverian brothers', 'The policeman's soliloquy', and 'A dream'. A second volume is covered in maroon...

2 x rolls of punched paper computer data, 'Golagros and Gawane', prepared by Edinburgh Regional Computing Centre

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Identifier: Coll-1573
Scope and Contents Contained within 2 x boxes bearing the information, VU 074 / N. Hamilton-Smith / Edinburgh R.C.C. and with additional information that the boxes contain Tapes 2 and 3 with 'lines 1-712' and 'lines 713-end' respectively, two reels of punched paper computer data. The lines are of Golagros and Gawane.

24 drawings of of quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles and insects by James Tait Black

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Identifier: Coll-1317
Scope and Contents 24 pen and ink drawings of quadrupeds, birds, fish, reptiles and insects by James Tait Black. There are two suites of work (1840 and 1841) with the same title but with a different set of 12 illustrations. The bindings of the two sets are in very poor condition. The illustrations from the 1840 suite, one of which is coloured, are: The elephant The tiger The gnu ...

250th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin

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Identifier: Coll-652
Scope and Contents The material is composed of: copies of 24 articles by the United States Information Service (USIS) on Benjamin Franklin, his life and work; 8 off-prints and articles on Franklin produced by The Franklin Institute; and, 37 accompanying photographs (attached to USIS material) with captions.

3 medical reports for application to the Scottish (Widows

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Identifier: Coll-1441
Scope and Contents 3 printed questionnaire forms or reports drawn up by 'Directors of the Scottish (Widows' Fund) Life Assurance Society' with answers written in manuscript. Two of the forms are entitled 'Report by a friend of the party' and have 11 questions, and one is entitled 'Medical report' and has 18 questions. The forms relate to: Thomas James, of Hurcott, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, who was a paper manufacturer....

5 x documents: notarial instruments relating to lands in Nether Carlowrie, west of Edinburgh, and in Invertiel, 1528-1566. Marks of 16th century Scottish notaries

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Identifier: Coll-1747
Scope and Contents 5 x documents - notarial instruments - being:
Invertiel, 13 November 1528
Nether Carlowrie, 23 January 1529
Nether Carlowrie, 22 June 1535
Nether Carlowrie, 23 February 1540
Nether Carlowrie, 19 April 1566
At the foot, each document bears a fine penned mark of a 16th century Scottish notary. Old folds, contemporary endorsements.

7 x Diaries of James Tennant and Sheena Kendall written - 1919-1924 - while in Japan and describing the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923

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Identifier: Coll-1746
Content Description 7 x diary volumes, bound by Asprey in dark green morocco, titles to spines and front boards gilt. Each volume with one page per day and additional blank pages at the rear.The 7 x diary volumes, taken as a whole, present a vivid, evocative and informative picture of the life of the British expatriate merchant community in Japan in the period immediately following the First World War, brutally interrupted by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1 September 1923. The 1923 diary entries of father...

A Law: notes from lectures on Chemistry by Joseph Black

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Identifier: Coll-1374
Scope and Contents The lectures on chemistry by Joseph Black consist of:
  1. 3 volumes of lecture notes (1775)

A translation of 'Physionomische fragmente' by Johann Caspar Lasater, with sketches

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1956
Scope and Contents A translation of 'Physionomische fFragmente' by Johann Caspar Lasater, with sketches. Watermark 1814. Bookplate of J. A. Jamieson.

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University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 124
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Moray House College of Education (1959-1991) 8
Black, Joseph, 1728-1799 (professor of chemistry, University of Edinburgh) 7
Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932 (biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner) 6
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Geikie, Archibald, Sir (Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh) 6
Koestler, Arthur, CBE, 1905-1983 (Hungarian-British author and journalist) 6
Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh) 6
Geikie, James, 1839-1915 (professor of geology, University of Edinburgh) 5
Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, 1792-1871 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) 5
Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) 5
Royal Society (c1645-:) (scientific society) 5
Balfour-Melville, Evan Whyte Melville, 1887-1963 (Senior lecturer in history, University of Edinburgh) 4
Godfrey Thomson Unit for Educational Research 4
Gregory, James, 1638-1675 (professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh) 4
Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 (literary critic and professor of English Literature) 4
Hume, David, 1757-1838 (judge, Baron of the Scottish Exchequer) 4
Laing, David, 1793-1878 (antiquarian, bookseller, and librarian of the Signet Library) 4
MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978 (Scottish poet) 4
Playfair, John, 1748-1819 (scientist, mathematician, and professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 4
Robison, John, 1739-1805 (professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 4
Roslin Institute 4
Young, Thomas, 1726-1783 (physician and professor of midwifery) 4
Alston, Charles, 1683-1760 (physician and botanist) 3
Animal Breeding Research Organisation. ABRO (1945 - 1986) 3
Baillie, John, 1886-1960 (Scottish theologian and ecumenical leader) 3
Barker, Robert (Irish artist) 3
Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 3
Bruce, William Speirs, 1867-1921 (polar explorer and oceanographer) 3
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 (Scottish poet) 3
Church of Scotland 3
Crew, Francis Albert Eley, 1886-1973 (professor of animal genetics and professor of public health and social medicine, University of Edinburgh) 3
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 3
Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women (1868-1974) 3
Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 (zoologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 3
Ferguson, Adam, 1723-1816 (historian, philosopher) 3
Gregory, James, 1753-1821 (professor of medicine, University of Edinburgh) 3
Henderson, Hamish Scott, 1919-2002 (folklorist, poet, songwriter, soldier, intellectual) 3
Hope, Thomas Charles, 1766-1844 (Professor of chemistry, University of Edinburgh) 3
Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist) 3
Jameson, Robert, 1774-1854 (geologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 3
Lodge, Richard, Professor Sir, 1855-1936 (historian) 3
Masson, David Mather, 1822-1907 (Regius Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Edinburgh University) 3
Monro, Alexander, 'primus', 1697-1767 (Professor of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh) 3
Monro, Alexander, 1733-1817 (professor of anatomy, University of Edinburgh) 3
Pillans, James (Regent, University of Edinburgh) 3
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (1729-:) 3
Tragara Pressnn 3
University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh University Library 3
University of Edinburgh. Students Representative Council 3
Unknown (Unknown) 3
Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865 (lawyer, poet) 2
Baillie, Donald Macpherson, 1887-1954 (Scottish theologian) 2
Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley, 1853-1922 (professor of botany, University of Edinburgh and regius keeper of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh) 2
Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895 (professor, University of Edinburgh) 2
Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800 (Church of Scotland Minister, Professor of Rhetoric) 2
Borland, Catherine Robina, d 1946 (manuscript historian) 2
Buchan, John, Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875-1940 (Scottish novelist and historian) 2
Bulfield, Grahame, 1941-: (geneticist, formerly director and chief executive, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh and vice-principal, University of Edinburgh) 2
Campbell, Archibald Hunter, 1902-1989 (legal scholar, Professor of Public law, Dean of the Faculty of Law) 2
Christian Salvesen Ltd. (1872-2007) (shipping company) 2
Christison, Robert, Sir, 1797-1882 (toxicologist and physician) 2
Combe, George, 1788-1858, Phrenologist 2
Craigie, Patrick George, Major, 1843-1930 (statistician; army major) 2
Cullen, William, 1710-1790 (chemist and mettalurgist) 2
Davidson Clinic (Edinburgh, Scotland) 2
Dickson, William Kirk, 1860-1949, Librarian Historian 2
Dunfermline College of Physical Education 2
Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre (1907-1959) 2
Edinburgh University Athletic Club 2
Edinburgh University Women's Athletics Club 2
Emmett, William B, fl mid 20th century (psychologist) 2
Geological Society of London (1807-:) 2
Geological Survey of Great Britain (1835-:) 2
Gregory, David, 1659-1708 (professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh, and Savilian Professor of Astronomy, University of Oxford) 2
Hamish Henderson Archive Trust 2
Hannay, Robert Kerr, Professor, 1867-1940 (historian, palaeographer) 2
Heriot-Watt College (1885-1966) 2
Holland, Thomas Henry, Sir (geologist, Principal of the University of Edinburgh) 2
Hood, Helen Patuffa, 1889-1967 (harpist) 2
Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research - Edinburgh Research Station. IAPGR (1986-1993) 2
James I and VI, 1566-1625 (King of England, Scotland and Ireland) 2
Kaufman, Matthew H., Professor, 1942-2013 (Professor of Anatomy) 2
Kirk, Robert, 1644-1692 (Folklorist and Church minister) 2
Lawley, Derrick, 1915-2012 (statistician) 2
Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) 2
MacCaig, Norman Alexander (poet, teacher) 2
MacDonald, William Donald, 1827-1862 (lieutenant-colonel 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot) 2
MacMurray, John, 1891-1976 (chair of moral philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 2
Mackie, Charles, 1688-1770 (Professor of History, University of Edinburgh) 2
Mare, Walter de la, 1873-1956 (poet and writer) 2
Marischal College (1593-1858) 2
Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959 (poet, novelist and translator ) 2
Muir, Willa, 1890-1970 (novelist, essayist and translator ) 2
Muir, William, Sir, 1819-1905 (Scottish Orientalist) 2
Orr, John, 1885-1966 (Professor of French) 2
Polish School of Medicine (Medical School, Edinburgh) 2
Poultry Research Centre (1947-1986) (research institution) 2
Ringsleben, Mary R. E., Dr., fl. 1954-1968 (Edinburgh University graduate; signatory of the Committee of 100) 2
Roxburgh, William, 1751-1815 (Botanist) 2
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