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Manuscripts from the William Drummond of Hawthornden Collection

 Collection
Identifier: De
Scope and Contents

This collection is some of the manuscripts that William Drummond of Hawthornden collected and is the proportion donated to the University of Edinburgh.

Dates: 1482 to early 17th century

Material relating to Sir Thomas Hope, of Craighall, and Sir Thomas Hope, junior, of Kerse

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1523
Scope and Contents Manuscript book. [Major Practicks]. The 'Practiques and decisiones of the Lords of sessions, with sev[er]all Collectiones out of the booke of the Majestie, Burrow Lawes, Acts of Parlia[men]t and bookes of Sederunt Collected (as is supposed) by Sir Thomas Hope elder whose the Observationes of the practiques are when he was Kings advocat putt in order and addit unto, by his sonne Sir Thomas Hope Junior of Carse'. The book bears the arms or book plate of Dundas of Arniston, front cover, and on...
Dates: 1630-1640

Ms volume of genealogies of Scottish families, drawn up by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1568, Volume: Coll-1802 / SC-Acc-2017-0034
Identifier: Coll-1802
Content Description

This genealogical manuscript volume relating to Scottish families, by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, bears the bookplate of Robert Graham, a literary patron of Robert Burns.


The title-page is noted as...: "A collection of the most remarkable accounts that relate to the families of Scotland, drawn from their own charters [...] By Sir George Mackenzie".


264 manuscript leaves, contemporary quarter calf over boards.

Dates: c 1636-1691

Notebook on legal matters, including copy of transcript of the trial of Capt.John Porteous

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1244
Scope and Contents Much of this notebook contains a part-copy of the transcript of the trial as it was published in Edinburgh, 1818, in - Criminal Trials Illustrative Of The Tale Entitled The Heart Of Mid-Lothian: Published From The Original Record . Also in the notebook are some law notes on Cox v. Coleridge and the Rights of Allornies (or Attornies?); Rex v. Inhabitants of Middlesex; and, the Assizes at Lewes. There are also notes from Lacon, or Many...
Dates: 1818-1824

Notebooks of lectures at the University of Edinburgh, taken down by Robert Low Orr and William J. Orr

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1919
Scope and Contents This fonds consists of 20 notebooks containing notes on legal and medical lectures given at the University of Edinburgh, taken down by Robert Low Orr and William J. Orr. Also includes some class cards, exam papers, and ephemera of Robert Low Orr. Robert Low Orr: Lectures on Metaphysics (Fraser) Robert Low Orr: Law lectures (Muirhead, Macpherson) Robert Low Orr: Scots law...
Dates: 1873-1886

Notes of medical lectures by Andrew Duncan Senior and Thomas Young, taken down by person unknown

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1920
Scope and Contents

Two volumes containing notes of lectures on midwifery by Thomas Young given in 1763-1764, and notes of lectures on 'the practice of physic' given by Andrew Duncan Snr in 1778.

Dates: 1763-1778

Nouveaux souvenirs d'Holyrood

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1181
Scope and Contents

The unsigned letters, mostly from Edinburgh, were all written during November or December 1831. They describe a trip from Paris to Edinburgh, and life among the French refugees there. Although the last word has been obliterated, an inscription reads: 'Quoique l'auteur ne se nomme pas, tout le monde le reconnait pour M. le Baron de [...]'. On the inside of the front cover is pasted a note reading, 'Pour mes pauvres petites filles de France', and signed Louise.

Dates: 1831

Papers of Ailsa Giles Maxwell

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-892
Scope and Contents The collection is composed partly of notes from the following lecture courses taken by Macdonald: Political Economy II, 1945-1946; Political Economy, 1946-1947; Political Economy, Honours, 1946-1947; undated Economics, Honours; undated European Economic History; and, undated Political Economy (Dr. Rankin). Another part of the collection is composed of Maxwell's lecture notes, being: English Literature, First Ordinary, and Scottish History, 1938-1939; British History, Honours,...
Dates: 1938-1948

Papers of Dr. John Walker

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-205
Scope and Contents

[to be completed]

Dates: 1731-1803

Papers of Frederick Couper and family

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-372
Identifier: Coll-1870
Scope and Contents Correspondence Frederick Couper's testimonials Notes and documents relating to genealogy and family history Legal documents Photographs of Frederick Couper Bookkeeping notebook A substantial archive of original manuscript correspondence, documents, photographs and printed material relating to...
Dates: 1530-1935

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Names
Christison, Sir Robert, 1797-1882 (1st Baronet | Scottish toxicologist and physician) 2
University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 2
Agriculture Society of Edinburgh 1
Anderson (Edinburgh) 1
Annandale, Thomas, 1838-1907 (surgeon) 1
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Brown, Gerard Baldwin, 1849-1932 (Watson-Gordon Professor of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh) 1
Burns, Margaret, fl 1890s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Butcher, Samuel Henry, 1850-1910 (classicist, politician and professor of greek, University of Edinburgh) 1
Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde KG, KT, James, 1665-1745 (Irish statesman; Soldier) 1
Carse, Agnes, fl 1706 (wife of William Cochrane, Edinburgh) 1
Cochrane, James, fl 1700-1799 (Edinburgh printer) 1
Cochrane, William, d before 1718 (Edinburgh writer ) 1
Couper, Frederick, fl 1870s-1920s (Scottish marine engineer) 1
Craw, Barbara M, fl 1900s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Cronstedt, Axel Fredrik, 1722-1765 (Swedish chemist) 1
Cullen, William, 1710-1790 (chemist and mettalurgist) 1
Denham, Sir James Steuart, 1712-1780 (3rd Baronet of Goodtrees and 7th Baronet of Coltness | economist | husband of Lady Frances Steuart (1722-1789)) 1
Denham, Sir James Steuart, 1744-1839 (4th baronet of Goodtrees and 8th baronet of Coltness | British Army Officer) 1
Donaldson, Gordon, 1913-1993 (Scottish historian; Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography) 1
Drummond, William, 1585-1649 (Poet) 1
Duncan, Andrew, 1744-1828 (the elder | British physician | Professor at University of Edinburgh) 1
Ellis, Peter Berresford, b 1943 (British historian and author) 1
Forster, John, Sir, circa 1515-1602 (English administrator, Scottish borders; deputy warden, English middle march) 1
Fraser, Thomas Richard, Sir, 1841-1920 (physician and pharmacologist, professor of medicine at the University of Edinburgh) 1
Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898 (solicitor, historian, palaeographer, and genealogist) 1
Goodhart, Harry Chester, 1858-1895 (English footballer and Professor of Humanity, University of Edinburgh) 1
Graham (Edinburgh) 1
Grant, Ian Robertson, fl 1910-1974 (antiquarian bookseller) 1
Grimond, Magnus, fl 1970s-2010s (Edinburgh University alumnus) 1
Guthrie, Douglas James, 1885-1975 (surgeon and historian of medicine) 1
Hannay, Robert Kerr, Professor, 1867-1940 (historian, palaeographer) 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
Highland Society of Scotland 1
Home, Henry, Lord Kames, 1696-1782 (judge and philosopher) 1
Hope, Thomas, Sir Thomas Hope of Kerse, 1606?1643 (judge; politician) 1
Hope, Thomas, Sir, 1573-1646 (1st baronet, of Craighall; lawyer) 1
Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist) 1
Jameson, Robert, 1774-1854 (geologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
Jamieson, F R, fl 1890s (lecturer in Latin Literature, University of Edinburgh) 1
Kinloch, G E, fl 1820-1829 1
Lemon, Ethelwyn Lilias, fl 1890s-1940s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Linnaeus, Carl, 1707-1778 (Swedish taxonomist) 1
Lodge, Richard, Professor Sir, 1855-1936 (historian) 1
Louise, fl. 1831 ('pauvres petites filles de France') 1
Low, George, 1746-1795, Naturalist 1
Mac a' Ghobhainn, Seumas, 1930-1987 (Scottish author and political campaigner) 1
Maxwell, Ailsa Giles, fl. 1945-1948 (Edinburgh University graduate) 1
Maxwell, Stuart, fl. 1938-1947, Edinburgh University graduate 1
Moncreiff, Robert Scott, 1793-1869 (advocate, illustrator and caricaturist) 1
Natural History Society of Edinburgh 1
Orr, Robert Low, fl 1870s-1880s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Orr, William J, fl 1870s-1880s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Pattison, Andrew Seth Pringle-, 1856-1931 (Scottish philosopher) 1
Reid, David, 1796-1882 (farmer) 1
Reid, David, 1820-1884 (Farmer) 1
Reid, David, 1865-1933 (Farmer) 1
Roach, William, fl 1969-1970 (Scottish historian) 1
Rosehaugh, Sir George Mackenzie of, c 1636-1691 (lawyer, Lord Advocate, essayist and legal writer) 1
Sanders, William Rutherford, 1828-1881 (Scottish physician) 1
Sharp, James, 1613-1679 (Archbishop of St. Andrews) 1
Simpson, Sir Alexander Russell, 1835-1916 (professor of midwifery, University of Edinburgh) 1
Steuart, Baronets (of Coltness) 1
Steuart, Sir James, 1608-1681 (Lord Provost of Edinburgh) 1
Steuart, Sir James, 1635-1713 (Lord Advocate of Scotland) 1
Steuart, Sir James, 1681-1727 (Solicitor-General of Scotland) 1
Stevenson, Isabella Watt, fl 1890s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Stirling, Catherine Mary, 1819-1879 (Collector) 1
Turner, Sir William, 1832-1916 (anatomist, professor of anatomy and principal, University of Edinburgh) 1
University of Edinburgh, Natural History Collection. Natural History Collection (1697-1812) 1
University of Pennsylvania (1791-:) (university) 1
Urquhart (Perth) 1
Victor Gollancz Ltd 1
Walker, John, 1731-1803 (professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh and clergyman) 1
Werner, Abraham Gottlob, 1750-1817 (German geologist, inspector and teacher, Freiberg Mining Academy) 1
Wernerian Natural History Society (1808-1858) 1
Wodrow, Robert, 1679-1734 (Church of Scotland minister, historian and antiquarian) 1
Woodruff, Sir Michael Francis Addison, 1911-2001 (Knight | Surgeon) 1
Young, Thomas, 1725-1783 (physician and professor of midwifery) 1
van Bosen, J. Frederick, fl. 1688 (historian) 1
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