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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...

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. ...

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 ...

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.

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...

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.), ...

Letters from George Mackay Brown to Lawrence Millman

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-373, Folder: Coll-1878: Letters from George Mackay Brown to Lawrence Millman.
Identifier: Coll-1878
Content Description This fonds comprises 81 manuscript letters sent by George Mackay Brown to American writer and ethnographer Lawrence Millman, who was George M. Brown's only regular North American correspondent. Brown and Millman met in Stromness in 1977, and were friends for fifteen years. In his letters, Brown talks about his personal life and his writing, and refers to Millman's irish book Our Like Will Not Be There Again, as well as his prose poems. They corresponded...

Letters from Thomas Chalmers to various correspondents

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-360
Identifier: Coll-1856
Scope and Contents A group of thirteen letters from Thomas Chalmers to various correspondents, 1820-1846. Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 16 February 1820: ('One reason for calling 1 upon you this evening was earnestly to solicit the hastening forward of our school estimates. Another was to speak to you of Mr McLeod in his capacity as a candidate for the reading school belonging to the Highland Society. I...

Letters from Walter de la Mare

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-352
Identifier: Coll-1836
Scope and Contents This collection includes a total of 23 Walter De la Mare letters dating from 1926 to 1953 including: 14 letters to Mrs. Verity (7 autograph letters signed and 7 typed letters signed); 3 autograph letters signed to Marie Lamigeon; 6 typed letters signed to various other people. More perspective on Walter De la Mare's thinking can be understood regarding this important and accomplished English poet and novelist.

Letters of Anders Naessil, including five from Arthur Koestler

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1141
Identifier: Coll-1936
Content Description This fonds includes seven letters of Anders Naessil: five from Arthur Koestler to A. Naessil, one from A. Naessil to Newsweek magazine, and one from Marie Whiteside, Editor of Newsweek to A. Naessil. Letter from Koestler to Naessil replying to a previous letter, mentioning Naessil's book on Hemingway, Sartre, and a Nobel banquet that Koestler attended. Dated 21 June 1980. Letter from Koestler...

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University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 2
Agnew, Andrew, 7th Baronet, 1793-1849 (Scottish politician) 1
Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865 (lawyer, poet) 1
Bacon, J T, fl 1880s 1
Baxter, Professor, William T., 1906-2006 (Emeritus Professor of Accounting) 1
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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
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
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847 (Principal and Professor of Divinity at New College) 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
Elphinstone-Fleeming, Charles, Admiral (naval officer and Member of Parliament) 1
Erskine, James St Clair-, 1762-1837 (2nd Earl of Rosslyn) 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
Irving, Edward, 1792-1834 (Scottish clergyman) 1
Koestler, Arthur, CBE, 1905-1983 (Hungarian-British author and journalist) 1
Leith, Dick, d 2011 (linguist) 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
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
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
Sendamore, T J, fl 1860s 1
Sharpe, Charles, fl 1870s 1
Sillard, R M (fl 1890s) 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
Zimmern, Helen, 1846-1934 (writer) 1
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