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Bound volume containing French currency, letters, and a poem

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1932
Scope and Contents Gathering of loose French currency (assignats), letters, offprints, and a manuscript poem bound in a volume. The reasons behind the gathering of these items are unclear.- Assignats are a short-lived type of French 'fiat money' used during the time of the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars, which resemble bank notes. There are four assignats in this volume, each of different...
Dates: 1792-1862

Bound volume of manuscript materials by and about Scottish poet Thomas Brown

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1593
Identifier: Coll-1986
Content Description Ths is a bound volume of manuscript material, correspondence and verse, by and about Thomas Brown, Scottish poet and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh from 1810 until the end of his life in 1820. The collection was almost certainly put together by his friend and colleague William Erskine, to whom the vast majority of the manuscripts are addressed.Contents: Twenty-seven autograph...
Dates: 1797-1835

Collection of letters of Thomas Chalmers, mostly to Rebecca Bell

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-2083
Scope and Contents Collection of 15 signed autograph letters from Thomas Chalmers, Edinburgh and Burntisland, 1832-1842. All but one are addressed to Miss Rebecca Bell of Woodhouse Lee, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire (the remaining letter to George Bell of Leith), discussing the state of the Church of Scotland during the campaign that culminated in the Disruption and the establishment of the Free Church of Scotland in 1843. He also offers spiritual advice, and discusses Miss Bell's proposed foundation of a new school.
Dates: 1832-1842

Correspondence between Dick Leith and Hamish Henderson

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1143
Identifier: Coll-1971
Content Description This contains notes, a postcards, letters sent between Hamish Henderson and Dick Leith in the 1990s: Postcard showing Castle Tioram sent from Dick Leith to Hamish Henderson, dated 10th June [1994]; Photocopy of text by Andrew Morrison on 'The Green Man of Knowledge', undated. 'The Green Man of Knowledge' was a folktale recorded from Geordie Stewart by Hamish Henderson in August 1924. ...
Dates: 1995-1999

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

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1789
Content Description 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 accompanying volume...
Dates: 1940-1945

Drennan, Alexander Murray

 Fonds
Identifier: GD9
Scope and Contents Medical correspondence and papers, 1906-1967; personal correspondence and papers 1861-1969; financial papers 1882-1954; photographs c1870-1945
Dates: 1861-1969

Five signed letters from Bonamy Dobrée to Sir Herbert Grierson relating to a planned Oxford History of English Literature

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-373
Identifier: Coll-1873
Scope and Contents Three autograph and two typed letters signed, nine pages in total, written in Leeds from 25 December 1937 to 14 May 1939. Sent from Bonamy Dobrée to Sir Herbert Grierson, suggesting a commission for a collaboration with Edmund Blunden to produce a volume on the late 18th century for a planned Oxford History of English Literature and subsequently discussing aspects of its progress.
Dates: 25 December 1937-14 May 1939

Four autograph letters signed by Allan Cunningham

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-375
Identifier: Coll-1889
Content Description A small group of four unrelated letters from Allan Cunningham to various correspondents, dating from 1826 to 1833 when dated. Letter to Jerdan (presumably William), 1 page 8vo, 29 November 1826, sending a 'Scots Almanack with the respects of our friend George Bagot the Bookseller'. Letter to Thomas ?Gaspay at Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth, 1 page 4to, 27 Belgrave Place, 15 May 1828, describing the...
Dates: 1826-1833

Letter Book of Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch

 Collection — Volume: Gen.721
Identifier: Coll-1676
Scope and Contents Volume containing summaries of outgoing correspondence from Lord Lynedoch for 1830. A typed sheet inside the front cover lists recipients as: Beford (Duke of), Beresford (Lord), Cathcart (Earl of), Dacre (Lord), Dacre (Lady), Farquhar (Sir T.), Fleming (Admiral), Gardiner (Sir R.), Graham (Robert), Haddington (Earl of), Hare (Colonel), Harrington (Lord), Hill (Lord), Hill (Sir Rowland), Hope (Sir A.), Hope (Sir J.A.), Keith (Lady), Macdonald (General), MacGrigor (Sir J.), ...
Dates: 01 Feb 1830 - 20 Sep 1830

Letters from Edwin and Willa Muir to Morley and Flora Jamieson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-2061
Content Description This fonds consists of friendly letters and cards from Edwin and Willa Muir to their wartime lodgers Morley and Flora Jamieson: an autograph letter signed from Edwin and Willa to Flora, two autograph letters signed from Willa to Morley and Flora, a carbon-copy typed letter from Edwin to Morley and Flora, a Christmas autograph correspondence card signed from Willa to the Jamiesons' dog Jinty, and a Christmas autograph picture postcard signed from Willa. The letters were sent from Edinburgh,...
Dates: 1944-1963

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Language
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Names
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847 (Principal and Professor of Divinity at New College) 3
University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 3
Agnew, Andrew, 7th Baronet, 1793-1849 (Scottish politician) 1
Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865 (lawyer, poet) 1
Bacon, J T, fl 1880s 1
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Baxter, Professor, William T., 1906-2006 (Emeritus Professor of Accounting) 1
Bell, George, fl 1832-1842 (of Leith, Edinburgh | acquaintance of Thomas Chalmers) 1
Beresford, William Carr, 1st Viscount Beresford of Beresford 1
Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896-1974 (English poet, author and critic) 1
Boulding, Professor, Kenneth E., 1910-1993 (Economist, Philosopher, Poet, Nobel nominee) 1
Brand, Barberina, Lady Dacre (née Ogle, poet, playwright, and translator) 1
Brand, Thomas, 20th Lord Dacre 1
Bright, James Franck, 1832-1920 (Master of University College, Oxford) 1
Bright, Richard, 1789-1858 (Physician) 1
Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 1
Brown, Thomas, 1778-1820 (Scottish poet and Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Burginon, Gustave, fl 1877-1878 (French translator of Joseph Lister's work) 1
Burke, Bernard, fl 1860s 1
Burnes, James, 1801-1862 (surgeon, physician-general of Bombay) 1
Cathcart, William Schaw, 1755-1843 (1st Earl of Cathcart) 1
Crawford, Louisa Matilda Jane, c 1791-1857 (professional songwriter) 1
Cunningham, Allan, 1784-1842 (Scottish writer and poet) 1
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
Dobrée, Bonamy, 1891-1974 (Professor of English Literature, University of Leeds) 1
Edinburgh University Diagnostic Society 1
Edinburgh University Dialectic Society 1
Elphinstone-Fleeming, Charles, Admiral (naval officer and Member of Parliament) 1
Erskine, James St Clair-, 1762-1837 (2nd Earl of Rosslyn) 1
Erskine, William, 1773-1852 (Scottish historian and orientalist) 1
Farquhar, Thomas Harvie, 2nd Baronet, Sir 1
Fry, Elizabeth, 1780-1845 (English prison reformer and social reformer ) 1
Gardiner, Robert, Sir, British Army officer 1
Graham, Robert, 8th of Balgowan (advocate and politician) 1
Graham, Thomas, 1748-1843 (1st Baron Lynedoch) 1
Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 (literary critic and professor of English Literature) 1
Hamilton, Thomas, 1780-1858 (9th Earl of Haddington) 1
Hare, John, Colonel, CB, Sir (British Army officer) 1
Hayes, Thomas, fl 1870s 1
Henderson, Hamish Scott, 1919-2002 (folklorist, poet, songwriter, soldier, intellectual) 1
Hill, Rowland, General, 1st Viscount Hill 1
Hill, Rowland, Sir (English teacher, inventor) 1
Hope, Archibald, 12th Baronet of Craighall, Sir 1
Hunt, William, 1842-1931 (Church historian) 1
Irving, Edward, 1792-1834 (Scottish clergyman) 1
Jamieson, Flora, fl 1943-1963 (lodger of Edwin and Willa Muir) 1
Jamieson, Morley (author and bookshop owner) 1
Koestler, Arthur, CBE, 1905-1983 (Hungarian-British author and journalist) 1
Leith, Dick, d 2011 (linguist) 1
Lister, Sir Joseph, 1827-1912 (1st Baron Lister | British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery) 1
MacLean, Sorley, 1911-1996 (poet) 1
Macleod, Norman, 1927-2017 (academic engineer, University of Edinburgh) 1
Macleod, Norman, fl 1920s-1950s (Admiralty worker) 1
Macphail, Earle Monteith, 1861-1937 (Principal of Madras Christian College) 1
Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923 (New Zealand writer and critic) 1
Mare, Walter de la, 1873-1956 (poet and writer) 1
Masefield, John, 1878-1967 (poet) 1
Mason, Perry, fl 1880s 1
Millman, Lawrence, b 1948 (American writer, ethnographer, mycologist) 1
Moller, Asta Winifred Russell, fl 1920-1981 (coal industry historian) 1
Mortimer, William Charles Chapman-, 1907-1988 (novelist; pen-name Chapman Mortimer) 1
Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959 (poet, novelist and translator) 1
Muir, Willa, 1890-1970 (novelist, essayist and translator) 1
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957 (writer, reviewer) 1
Naessil, Anders, fl 1980s-2010s (writer; acquaintance of Arthur Koestler) 1
Newsweek (1933-) (weekly news magazine) 1
Nunneley, Thomas, fl 1850s 1
Nye, Robert, 1939-2016 (poet, writer, critic) 1
Partington, Earnest E, fl 1880s 1
Planta, Joseph, Sir (diplomat and politician) 1
Playfair, John, 1748-1819 (scientist, mathematician, and professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) 1
Ponsonby, Sir Frederick Cavendish, 1783-1837 1
Radetsky, Josef Graf, von Radetsk, Count 1
Reid, William Kennedy, KCB, Sir, 1931- (Scottish civil servant) 1
Rice, Elizabeth Rousoudana Talbot, 1931-2017 1
Russell, John, 6th Duke of Bedford 1
Russell, William, Lord (politician) 1
Saintsbury, George Edward Bateman, 1845-1933 (literary critic and historian) 1
Sendamore, T J, fl 1860s 1
Sharpe, Charles, fl 1870s 1
Sillard, R M (fl 1890s) 1
Simpson, Sir James Young, 1811-1870 (Professor of Midwifery, University of Edinburgh) 1
Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904 (Scottish author and government reformer) 1
Stanhope, Charles, Major-General, 1780-1851 (4th Earl of Harrington) 1
Trevor, Henry Otway, General, 21st Baron Dacre (British Army officer) 1
Turner, Fred A, fl 1890s 1
Watson, R S, fl 1880s 1
Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington 1
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 (Playwright, Novelist, Poet) 1
World AIDS Day Organising Committee (Lothian) 1
Zimmern, Helen, 1846-1934 (writer) 1
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