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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...
Dates: 1817-1822

Collection of Professor Hedley Duncan Wright

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-729
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of a volume containing reprints of his articles, two diaries for the periods 1910 onwards and 1918 onwards, an illustrated transcript of the diaries with biographical details, and an album of photographs taken mainly in Persia during the First World War. There are also 5 medals.
Dates: 1910-1940

Diaries of a Nigerian District OfficerÆs family

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-719
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: a typescript accountViolet in Nigeriaedited by Margaret A. Kerrich (nee Cragg) from her mother's letters covering the period 1924-1930, and about the life of a District Officer's family; 2 cassette tapes recorded on three of the four sides by Kerrich relating experiences in Nigeria 1931-1932, and based on a diary; a small number of photographs (some of a leopard, possibly 'Piccin'), drawings and miscellaneous items; and, a nameplate for 'Piccin' the leopard which...
Dates: 1924-1934

Diaries of Dr. S. W. Carruthers

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1134
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of notes and news cuttings at Dc.2.76/17, a dissertation at Gen. 1931, and three manuscript diaries at E2008.14. The material at Dc.2.76/17 consists of a notebook (circa 17 pages) with notes accompanying several newspaper cuttings on various University activities. The front cover is noted 'Edinburgh University / Various Student Activities / 1887-1888'. It contains clippings relating to: the Rectorial Elections 1887 and 1888 and from theScottish Leader28...
Dates: 1885-1888

Diaries of George Drummond, Lord Provost of Edinburgh

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-728
Scope and Contents The material is composed of a diary kept by Drummond, and includes R.B's diary (the initials of a woman he was unable to marry), 1736-1738.
Dates: 1736-1738

Diary of Isabel Jane Thorne

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-842
Identifier: Coll-1175
Scope and Contents The diary is 43pp. long (foolscap). It is a copy of typescript with corrections. It begins with her birth and family circumstances as she grew up, and includes her life as a governess, her marriage and journey to China, the birth of her children, the Taiping Rebellion, medical training in London and studies in Edinburgh, and her return to London. The diary ends in 1886-1887 and with brief description of personal celebrations around the Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Dates: 1887

Journal of European tour, 1889-1890, undertaken by Harry Lindsay Somerled MacDonald and Lilian Margaret Coke

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1417
Scope and Contents The journal is in the form of a folio notebook, 69pp with additional blank pages. Original marbled wrappers. It is a diary covering two journeys abroad. The first journey began in December 1889 and took Harry Lindsay Somerled MacDonald and Lilian Margaret Coke on a trip from London to Paris, Marseilles, Corsica, Algiers, Cannes, Nice, Genoa, Rome, Naples, Palermo, again Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, over the Allps, Zurich, heidelberg, Brussels, and back to London on 2 July 1890. The second...
Dates: 1889-1891

Papers of Alexander Low Bruce

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-721
Scope and Contents The papers contain: copies of letters of William Ewing of the Scottish Exploration Company to Alexander Low Bruce and to Cecil J. Rhodes; letters, telegraphs, banquet seating plan; a letter-book; diary of Bruce'sAmerican journey 1873; an album of newspaper cuttings; and, a memoriam volume.
Dates: 1873-1893

Papers of Rev. Bruce Kenrick

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1363
Scope and Contents A tranche of material acquired in 2012 is composed of diaries and journals, notebooks, notes, talks and broadcast scripts, letters, newspaper clippings, more specifically: Box containing school reports, a copy of school newspaper, and letters: Merchant Taylors’ School (Crosby) Terminal Reports, Summer Term 1930 to Winter Term 1936; a copy of Merchant Taylors School newspaper, ‘Weekly Echo’, No.1. (ed....
Dates: 1927-1989

Personal diary of Reginald Augustus Warren, February-December 1848

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1465
Scope and Contents This manuscript diary begins on 18 February and ends 31 December 1848, though there is no extended entry for Sunday 31 December. The diary describes a variety of events, often rural, and including a visit to Scotland: 18 February, 'the hounds in Pasture woods did not find a fox till the afternoon'; 1 March, 'had a telegraph sight put to my rifle'; 7/8 March, 'mobs of young miscreants still doing damage to the shop windows - good for glaziers and no one else; 1 April, 'Chartists...
Dates: 1848

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