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Abstract of Journal of William Henry Playfair

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.3.73
Identifier: Coll-1677
Content Description The volume is concerned mainly with affairs connected with the building of the University of Edinburgh, 1817-1822. It also lists details of income and expenditure during the period and, refers to other projects, clients etc.Playfair's opening paragraph describes this as an abstract of a journal of "the principal transactions and events of my life, chiefly in order to prevent doubt and confusion in matters of business."The volume mentions Playfair taking occupancy of the Mathematics...

Account of a trip to the Western Isles and St. Kilda

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Identifier: Coll-1430
Scope and Contents Manuscript account of a 'Pedestrian tour round the west coast of Scotland in 1849', in August of that year, followed by an account of a 'Trip aboard the Free Kirk Breadalbane yacht with 3 ministers to St. Kilda, Staffa, and back' in 1850.

The volume has inserted a monochromatically tinted sketch of St. Kilda

Album amicorum of Tokyo artists Japanese art

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Identifier: Coll-1625
Scope and Contents The album contains 22 paintings by various artists, and these include: an illustration of a swallow, a peony, a waterfall, a monkey, autumn leaves, a mandarin duck, a chrysanthemum, a sparrow on a flowering twig, a lobster, heavy rain, a flock of sparrows, a tea bowl and camellia, a shrimp, houses in the snow, a fan and handscroll, a white rabbit, and a basket.

Album and scrapbook collected by Jessie Aitken Wilson

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Identifier: Coll-1504
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: 1 x book of photographic portraits containing portraits of Albrech Duerer, Charles Darwin, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, George Sand, Matthew Arnold, and cardinal newman, and others. The album was given to Jessie Aitken Wilson by novelist Mrs. Oliphant and is inscribed, 'This Book was the gift of Mrs. Oliphant'. 1 x packet of (4) loose photographic portraits:...

Album of operatic programmes, Dresden, 1911-1918

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Identifier: Coll-1590
Scope and Contents The scrap-album contains postcards showing the exterior of the Koenigliches Opernhaus in earlier years, and opera-singers or performers in their various roles. There are also circa 19 programmes of the operatic programmes at Dresden Opera House, 1911. Also within the album are three letters to 'Eleanor W. Dolie' (Dollie?) addressed to a Paris address.

The album holds the signature 'Eleanor W. Dolie' (Dollie?) facing inside cover, and was presented by 'Miss Eleanor Hughes'.

Album of photographs and ephemera of 'The Eves', a Home Front theatrical group, 1916-1917

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Identifier: Coll-1668
Scope and Contents Quarto album of platinum print photographs, printed on highly prepared vellum-style leaves, with associated ephemera, including five printed programmes.

The album is unsigned but 'is most likely to have been produced by James A. Sinclair Ltd' (founded London, 1903). The snapshots and formal group photographs, posters and newspaper cuttings have been reproduced in the permanent platinum process on thick vellum card.

Album of preserved samples of Scottish mosses, c.1828

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Identifier: Coll-1398
Scope and Contents Probably Scottish (c.1828). Album bearing mounted moss specimens, each specimen with accompanying contemporary ink annotations, interleaved with additional blanks, modern notes on the album contents on pastedown and flyleaves. Original vellum. Borders with gilt foliage roll.

Album of silver gelatin prints featuring 'Mr Wu' and 'Much Ado About Nothing', British Empire Shakespeare Society, Reading

 Fonds — Folder: SC-Acc-2016-0119
Identifier: Coll-1763
Scope and Contents There are 11 gelatin silver prints, ranging from approximately 15.2 x 9.4 cms to 14.6 x 18 cms, of which 10 are album mounted. 1 loose print is signed 'Yours lovingly, Marjorie'. The prints are held in an album with beige-coloured card wrappers and the top cover states, 'Mr Wu / And / Much Ado About Nothing / 1930'.There are 2 programme cut-outs which have been pasted into the album...: The Mary Hay Players in conjunction with the Reading Branch of the British Empire Shakespeare Society,...

Alexander Gillon Macalpine. Malawi missionary papers and linguistic studies

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Identifier: Coll-48
Scope and Contents The papers at MSS 3086-3090 consist of biographical notes on African and missionary colleagues dating from 1893; diaries from 1897 onwards; wayside and journey notes and jottings; extracts from newspapers; notes on folklore; letters; film strip showing pictures of missionary work; notebooks; and, correspondence with church ministers in Scotland. There are printed items, including the catechism and hymns in the Chitonga language; psalms in Tonga; dictionaries; the grammar of the Bemba language;...

Antiphonal of Benedictine use, in Latin

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Identifier: Coll-1316
Scope and Contents This is a manuscript volume, written on paper, and has 106 leaves, measuring 155mm by 90mm, with rubrics and staves in red. It is bound in original leather over pasteboards.

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Geikie, Archibald, Sir (Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh) 6
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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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