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Album of sketches by James Skene of Rubislaw

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-2019
Content Description This is an album of sketches by 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

Album of sketches by Mary Boott

 Item — Box: CLX-A-388
Identifier: Coll-2063
Content Description This album dating from 1823 to 1857 contains accomplished drawings of landscape and town views across England and Scotland by the amateur artist Mary Boott. Most sketches are signed by her, dated, and inscribed with locations.Mary Boott (née Hardcastle) was married to American botanist Francis Boott (1792-1863) and would often accompany him on his field collecting trips, and while he went off looking for plant specimens she drew the landscapes they visited. The drawings are...
Dates: 1824-1857

Albums containing autograph letters to Sir Charles Lyell and family, and portraits of the writers, compiled by Leonard Lyell

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1997
Content Description This collection consists of two albums compiled by Leonard Lyell, nephew of Charles Lyell and son of Katharine Murray Lyell. The volumes contain letters sent by many leading scientists and scholars of the 19th century to Sir Charles Lyell and others in his family, such as his wife Mary, the elder Charles Lyell, Mary’s father Leonard Horner, and his brother Francis Horner. In both albums, most of the letters are accompanied by a facing photograph or portrait print of the letter’s...
Dates: 1805-1899

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

Collection of scripts, posters, flyers relating to Edinburgh University Student Dramatic Society and productions with the involvement of Derek Pugh

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1755
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: 1 x folder - Collection of programmes and promotional material of the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group, Scottish Community Drama Association, and EU Dramatic Society - 'Beauty and the beast', a preliminary festival, 'The empty chair', 'The daughter of the dawn', 'Much ado about nothing', and 'King Lear', 1950-1958. 1 x folder - Printed copy of ...
Dates: 1951-1959

Correspondence, papers, photographs of William Charles Chapman-Mortimer, which include letters to his wife, illustrated stories and poems

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1789
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of letters between Mortimer and his first wife Frances, dating from 1940 to 1945. These are often illustrated with pen and ink illustrations. Among the letters from Mortimer are a few manuscript poems and stories including a hand-sewn typescript booklet, The Poet and the Hippopotamus. And Other Works. There are also letters to R. M. Rice, 1960s.There are 4 x bound manuscripts, news-clippings extracted from an...
Dates: 1940-1945

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

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...
Dates: 1850s-1930s

Maclure photograph albums of Sri Lanka's early tea-plantations

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1809
Content Description

The Maclure photograph albums of Sri Lanka's early tea-plantations consist of one album noted with R.M. on cover, with some loose photographs inserted and labelled views of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), and one album "Plantation work".

Dates: 1900-1910

Manuscript scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1564, Folder: Coll-1805 / SC-Acc-2017-0037
Identifier: Coll-1805
Content Description This ms scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun is dated, Edinburgh, 17 September 1838, at the top of a preface. The volume is in two parts; the whole item containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations of monuments, seals, antiques, animals, and characters.From the beginning of the scrapbook, written by Colquhoun on the 17th of September 1838: "It had always been my chief wish, from my childhood upwards, that I might have a scrap-book of my own, to be...
Dates: 17 September 1838

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Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832 (novelist and poet) 3
Allinson, Thomas Richard, 1858-1918 (physician, businessman and journalist) 1
Arbuthnot, Doreen, fl 1910s (contributor to 'The Cavalier' magazine) 1
Ato Printing Association (fl 1922-1944) (Japanese photography company) 1
Ballantyne, Robert Michael, 1825-1894 (Scottish writer) 1
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Boott, Mary, fl 1824-1857 (née Hardcastle | artist) 1
Bouhsira, Joseph, 1890-1943 (photographer) 1
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 (Scottish poet) 1
Carrick, William, 1827-1878 (artist and photographer) 1
Carvalho, Caroline-Marie, 1827-1895 (French opera singer) 1
Christie, Margaret, d 1996 or 1997 (née Campbell | Dunfermline College of Hygiene and Physical Education alumna) 1
Cialdini, Enrico, 1811-1892 (Italian soldier, politician and diplomat) 1
Colquhoun, E. M. G., fl 1837-1838 (advocate) 1
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658 (English military and political leader) 1
Czarnecki, Louisa Agnes, fl 1861 (Scottish poet) 1
Drake, Frederick Seguier, 1892-1974 (English Baptist priest; Dean of the School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong) 1
Drummond, Frances A, fl 1910s (contributor to 'The Cavalier' magazine) 1
Drummond, Jean, fl 1910s (contributor to 'The Cavalier' magazine) 1
Drummond, Victoria A, fl 1910s (contributor to 'The Cavalier' magazine) 1
Dunfermline College of Physical Education 1
Edinburgh University Dramatic Society 1
Garibaldi, Guiseppe, 1807 - June 1882 (Italian General, Patriot, Revolutionary and Republican) 1
Gemmell, Alice Caroline Anne, 1879-1951 (daughter of Caroline Elizabeth Houstoun) 1
Harman, Nathaniel Bishop-, fl 1890-1935 (physician) 1
Henry VIII, 1491-1547 (King of England) 1
Hjort, Johan, 1869-1948 (fisheries scientist, marine zoologist, oceanographer) 1
Houstoun, Caroline Elizabeth , 1840-1926 (granddaughter of General Sir Robert Houstoun KCB) 1
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 (French writer and political activist) 1
Jackson, Ellen Julia, fl 1876-1919 (wife of Sir John Jackson) 1
Jackson, John, Sir, 1851-1919 (civil engineer; engineering contractor) 1
John, Henry Craven St, 1837-1909 (Royal Navy Officer) 1
Kendall, Sheena Lilian Grant, 1883-1974 (composer) 1
Lumsden, Susy F, fl 1910s (treasurer of 'The Cavalier club') 1
Lyell, Leonard, 1st Baron Lyell, 1850-1926 1
Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) 1
Mare, Violet de la, 1874-1962 (sister-in-law of Walter de la Mare) 1
Mare, Walter de la, 1873-1956 (poet and writer) 1
Mortimer, William Charles Chapman-, 1907-1988 (novelist; pen-name Chapman Mortimer) 1
Pender, Iain McAllister Moffatt-, 1896-1961 (Scottish writer and Gaelic revivalist) 1
Pugh, Derek Salman, 1930-2015 (Psychologist, business theorist, and Emeritus Professor) 1
Skene, James, 1775-1864 (lawyer and artist) 1
Smythe, Barbara E, b 1899 (editor of The Cavalier) 1
Tait, Peter Guthrie, 1831-1901 (mathematician and physicist) 1
The Royal National Mòd (1892-) 1
University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 1
Victoria, 1819-1901 (Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland | Empress of India) 1
Watson, James Kenneth, fl.1885-1896 (surgeon) 1
Watson, William Stewart, 1800-1870 (Scottish painter and artist) 1
White, Adam, 1817-1879 1
Williamson, John, fl. 1888-1894 (novelist, playwright and poet) 1
Women's Auxiliary Air Force (1939-1949) (WAAF) 1
Zaharoff, Basil, 1849-1936 (arms-dealer, industrialist) 1
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