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Album of sketches by Sir James Skene of Rubislaw

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-2019
Content Description This is an album of sketches by Sir James Skene of Rubislaw (1775-1864), comprising approximately 420 sketches. A talented amateur artist, James Skene of Rubislaw was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott who accompanied him on riding excursions to localities that Scott planned to feature in his novels and poems. There, at Scott’s suggestion, Skene made sketches of landscapes and buildings that Scott then used as an inspiration and aide-memoire for his own work. Many of the sketches in this album...
Dates: c 1804-c 1830

Houstoun Family Album

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1595
Identifier: Coll-2013
Content Description This is an album used as a sketchbook and a common-place book from the mid-19th century to the 1930s, created and compiled by two Scottish women of the same family. The first contributor is Caroline Elizabeth Houstoun (1840-1926), who filled the volume with well-spaced studies of landscapes and buildings in coloured pencil, pastel, and some watercolour. Some noteworthy sites include Inverness from the Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Euston Station in London, and Saint-Germain in Paris. The identity...
Dates: 1850s-1930s

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early 19th century prints illustrating Scottish topography and antiquities; but the collection also includes original historical documents, printed maps, portrait engravings, newspaper and magazine clippings, two calotypes, and original...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)