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Edinburgh University notes on historical topics

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Identifier: Coll-1498
Scope and Contents Manuscript notes in three separate notebooks. One notebook has 'Costain and Watson. Vol.II from 1865' written in ink at the top of the front cover. The first page has notes entitled 'Exchequer and Audit Depts Act of 1865', and the next notes are entitled 'Ballot Act 1872'. Another notebook has 'Newcastle's Electioneering' written in ink at the top of the front cover, with the first page having notes entitled 'Essay on Cromwell's Principles of Gov' followed by lists of names - probably local...
Dates: 1910-1960

Facsimiles of Scottish Charters and Letters prepared by Sir William Fraser

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Identifier: Coll-1418
Scope and Contents

The facsimile charters are loose and are numbered at rear from 1 to 288. A few are missing, and these are, nos: 37, 50, 89, 110-111, 136-137, 151, 211, and 233.

Dates: 1094-1844

Fragment of notes relating to content of 'The third volume of Chronicles [?] first compiled by Raphaell Holinshed, and by him extended to the yeare 1577'

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Identifier: Coll-1289
Scope and Contents This fragment of notes relates to pp.1419-1574 of The third volume of Chronicles beginning at duke William the Norman, commonlie called the Conqueror […] first compiled by Raphaell Holinshed, and by him extended to the yeare 1577 and to the content and omissions in these pages. The Holinshed copy in question was previously in the library of the Earl of Macclesfield and was acquired by Edinburgh University Library through dispersal auction sales of recent...
Dates: 19th century

General Practitioner Local Medical Committees of Edinburgh and Lothian

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Identifier: LHB26
Scope and Contents

Edinburgh Local Medical Committee 1947-1975; Lothian Local Medical Committee and General Practice Sub-Committee of Lothian Area Medical Committee 1953-1990; related papers 1946-1984

Dates: 1946-1990

Intelligence report from Thomas Henderson at Jedburgh to Sir John Forster, October 1559

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Identifier: Coll-1397
Scope and Contents The manuscript intelligence report penned 23 October 1559 at 'Jedert', Jedburgh, contains news of movements of the forces loyal to the Protestant Lords of Congregation in Edinburgh and mentions skirmishes between them and the French garrison at Leith. Sent by Thomas Henderson, burgess of Jedburgh, to Sir John Forster, the letter updates Forster on developments in the hostilities between the Protestant Congregation and the Catholic side headed by the Scottish regent Mary of Guise...
Dates: 1559

Invitation to Rev. William Dobbie to take up post of Pastor at Castle Hill U.F. Church, Forres

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Identifier: Coll-1139
Scope and Contents

There are some 300 names on the invitation - subscribers to the Church - which is written on a number of paper pages joined into one long roll several feet long (a conservator's nightmare). The roll is contained in black leather covered tube with gilt blocked title and date.

The blocked title states: 'Call / to the Rev. William Dobbie / by Castlehill United Free Church / Forres / August 6th 1907

Dates: 1907

Johnstone, Robert William

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Identifier: GD11
Scope and Contents

General correspondence 1927-1954; speeches 1913-1954; records of meetings of the G.V.S. 1935-1946; work on medical history 1944-1957; papers and letters regarding the publication of 'William Smellie: the Master of British Midwifery' 1951-1953; miscellaneous 1883, 1938-1945; diary 1929

Dates: 1883-1957

Kaisar-I-Hind Medal - For Public Service in India

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Identifier: Coll-1500
Scope and Contents

1 x Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal, George V - may be 1st variety, 1st class - together with 1 x example of the Miniature version of the Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal. Both are contained in a presentation case created by Garrard and Co. Ltd. of Albemarle St., London. Garrard was the Crown Jeweller charged with the upkeep of the British Crown Jewels, from 1843 to 2007.

Dates: 1910-1947

Laurie and Hamilton Bruce family history

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Identifier: Coll-1522
Scope and Contents This spiral bound hard-backed volume has 86pp, numbered, with some pasted in illustrations. It is entitled A family patchwork by a Scottish cousin and was written by C. A. Hamilton Bruce. It was privately printed and was produced by Diane E. Thompson, Typing and Duplicating Service, 16 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh. Chapter headings include: 'The Hamilton Bruces', 'The Lauries', 'Nairne Lodge Days', 'Dornoch Days', 'Patchwork section', and 'Grangehill...
Dates: 1730-1930

Letter describing annual Spring parade of Russian troops on the

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Identifier: Coll-1452
Scope and Contents The letter was written in St. Petersburg, on Grande Morskaia (Bolshaia Morskaia, or Morskaya Street), on 2nd or 15th May 1901, by W. Sedgefield, and addressed to his 'Dear Uncle', W. J. Sedgefield, Esq., Abingdon, Berkshire, England. The envelope, with franking and partial postage stamp, survives. The letter describes the 'annual spring parade of the troops quartered in and around St. P[etersburg]' which took place 'yesterday' - yesterday being 1 May 1901 - on the 'Field of...
Dates: 1901

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Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde KG, KT, James, 1665-1745 (Irish statesman; Soldier) 1
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Dansey, William, Rev., 1792?1856 (clergyman | Rector of Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire) 1
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
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Donaldson, Gordon, 1913-1993 (Scottish historian; Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography) 1
Dott, Norman McOmish, 1897-1973 (Neurosurgeon) 1
Dufresne, Louis, 1752-1832, French Taxidermist, Natural Historian 1
Falconer, Douglas Scott (professor of genetics, University of Edinburgh and director of the Agricultural Research Council, Unit of Animal Genetics) 1
Farnese, Alessandro, 1520-1589 (Cardinal and diplomat) 1
Firth, George, 1901-1983 (scientist, professional singer, teacher, choral and orchestral conductor, lecturer, administrator and author) 1
Forster, John, Sir, circa 1515-1602 (English administrator, Scottish borders; deputy warden, English middle march) 1
Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898 (solicitor, historian, palaeographer, and genealogist) 1
Garrard & Co. Ltd., Albemarle St., London 1
Graham (Edinburgh) 1
Hamilton Bruce, C. A., fl. 1920-1960 1
Hannay, Robert Kerr, Professor, 1867-1940 (historian, palaeographer) 1
Heatley, D. P., fl.1924 (president of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Branch, Historical Association of Scotland) 1
Hedges, Sir, Charles, 1649-1714 (English lawyer; Politician; Judge in Admiralty Court; Secretary of State) 1
Henderson, Thomas, circa 1599 (burgess of Jedburgh) 1
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Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist) 1
James I and VI, 1566-1625 (King of England, Scotland and Ireland) 1
Jardine, William, 1800-1874, Sir (7th Baronet Naturalist) 1
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Kaufman, Matthew H., Professor, 1942-2013 (Professor of Anatomy) 1
Kenyan African National Union (founded 1960) 1
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Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794 (French chemist) 1
Linnaeus, Carl, 1707-1778 (Swedish taxonomist) 1
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Malkiewicz, Andrew J A, fl 2013 (Lecturer in history; University of Edinburgh) 1
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Rosehaugh, Sir George Mackenzie of, c 1636-1691 (lawyer, Lord Advocate, essayist and legal writer) 1
Ross, W. C. A., fl. 1929-33 (president of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Branch of the Historical Association of Scotland) 1
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Serjeant, Robert Bertram, 1915-1993 (Professor of Arabic, Cambridge) 1
Smout, T. C. (T. Christopher), 1933- (Professor of Scottish History, Historiographer Royal) 1
Thomson, Charles Wyville, 1830-1882 (naturalist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
University of Edinburgh, Department of Molecular Biology (1968-1990) (university department) 1
University of Edinburgh, Natural History Collection. Natural History Collection (1697-1812) 1
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Walker, John, 1731-1803 (professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh and clergyman) 1
Watt, James, 1736-1819 (engineer) 1
Werner, Abraham Gottlob, 1750-1817 (German geologist, inspector and teacher, Freiberg Mining Academy) 1
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Whytt, Robert, 1714-1766 (professor of theory of medicine, University of Edinburgh) 1
Williams, Arthur Frederic Basil, Professor, 1867-1950 (historian) 1
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