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

 Fonds
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

James Johnson: notes from lectures on chemistry by Joseph Black

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.10.1
Identifier: Coll-1375
Scope and Contents

The lectures on chemistry by Joseph Black consist of:


  1. 1 volume of lecture notes (1770-1775)
Dates: 1770-1775

John Maitland Thomson Collection

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Identifier: Coll-19
Scope and Contents

The John Maitland Thomson Collection includes circa 90 full plates of Scottish Charters granted to towns, regiments, and individuals between the 12th century and the 18th century. There are also unnumbered Coldstream charters and various Inchaffray Kinnoull Dupplin charters and seals with signatures of Lord Oliphant.

Dates: c1900

Lament for the Auld house of Spottiswoode, by Alicia Spottiswoode

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1477
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of an early unpublished poem In the poem, The Lament of the Auld House of Spottiswood ca. 1833.

The manuscript has been folded and sealed for delivery and bears the address, John Spottiswood Esquire, Spottiswood, Lauder.

Dates: 1832-1834

Law notes of Professor Hector MacQueen

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1256
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of lecture notes, essays, copies of cases, copies of exam papers, off-prints and other material relating to the following courses (and course components) offered by the then Faculty of Law, Edinburgh University: History of Scots Law Scottish Legal System Scots Law I and II Conduct of Proof / Inquiry ...
Dates: 1974-1979

Lecture notes and student memorabilia of Magnus Grimond

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1891
Scope and Contents This collection consists of miscellaneous undergraduate materials from 1978-82 belonging to Magnus Grimond, relating to his studies in law and history. Grimond studied at Edinburgh University between 1978 and 1982, although 1980/81 was spent at the University of Pennsylvania. Scots Law 1, 1978-79: course summary, reading and lecture notes and essays. Scottish Legal System, 1978-79, &...
Dates: 1978-1982

Lecture Notes of John Robison

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-204
Scope and Contents

Lecture notes from the time when Robison was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. The notes embrace the sciences of mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy and optics, together with electricity and magnetism.

It is assumed that these are Robison's own notes but this has not been verified.

Dates: c1779-c1801

Legal document - discharge of rent - between Mrs. Eleonora Russell and Mr William Robertson

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1556
Identifier: Coll-1761
Scope and Contents

Manuscript document on stamped paper, 'For Receipts. Fourpence' and 'Halfpenny sheet', 'writtem by William Murray Jun'r writer in Edn'r...'. The document concludes: "...and of which years annual rent I hereby discharge the said Mr. William Robertson...".


The document is signed by Eleonora Russell in Edinburgh 21 September 1796. It was witnessed by: John Russell, apprentice to Mr. James Dundas, Clerk to the Signet; and, William Murray.

Dates: 1796

Letter book of Glenbuck Ironworks

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1911
Scope and Contents

Letter book of the short-lived mining company Glenbuck Ironworks, which was active from 1795 to 1813 in the village of Glenbuck, in East Ayrshire. Glenbuck Ironworks was a subsidiary of an English company, Glenbuck Iron Company.

Dates: 1807-1811

Letter from Hedges to Lord Lt. of Ireland

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1138
Scope and Contents

The letter dated Whitehall 6 November 1706 written and signed by Hedges conveys the news to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland that the army is marching north and that the Queen (Anne) has asked for troops from Ireland to join them.

Dates: 1706

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Fraser, Marjory Kennedy-, 1857-1930 (singer, pianist, folk-song collector and arranger) 2
Geological Society of London (1807-:) 2
Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist) 2
Lawley, Derrick, 1915-2012 (statistician) 2
Macleod, Kenneth, 1871-1955 (Church of Scotland minister and folklorist) 2
Martin, John N T, b 1940 (University of Edinburgh alumnus) 2
Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, 1792-1871 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) 2
Naismith, Robert James, 1916-2004 (Scottish architect) 2
Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) 2
Simpson, Sir Alexander Russell, 1835-1916 (professor of midwifery, University of Edinburgh) 2
Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh) 2
Abercrombie, Sir Patrick, 1879-1957 (professor of town planning) 1
Aberdeen University Celtic Society (1853-:) 1
Agricultural Research Council, Unit of Animal Genetics. Unit of Animal Genetics (1957-1980) 1
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Anderson (Edinburgh) 1
Annandale, Thomas, 1838-1907 (surgeon) 1
Armstrong College (University of Durham). Durham College of Science (1871 -) 1
Association of Building Technicians (1942-1970) 1
Auerbach, Charlotte, 1899-1994 (professor of genetics at the University of Edinburgh) 1
Baikie, Hugh Edward, 1906-1981 (Church of Scotland missionary to India) 1
Barker, Henry Aston, 1774-1856 (Artist) 1
Barker, Robert, 1739-1806 (Irish artist) 1
Bartlett, Maurice Stevenson, 1910-2002 (statistician) 1
Beaton, Janet, 1922-2018 (teacher and writer) 1
Beatty, Richard Alan, 1915-2005 (reproductive biologist) 1
Bell, George Joseph, 1770-1843 (advocate, Professor of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh) 1
Bell, George, fl 1832-1842 (of Leith, Edinburgh | acquaintance of Thomas Chalmers) 1
Benn, Tony, 1925-2014 (British politician, writer and diarist) 1
Boughton, Alice, 1866-1943 (Photographer) 1
British Association for the Advancement of Science (1831-:) 1
Brown, Gerard Baldwin, 1849-1932 (Watson-Gordon Professor of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh) 1
Brown, Kenneth R, fl 1880s (medical student, University of Edinburgh) 1
Bruce, William Speirs, 1867-1921 (polar explorer and oceanographer) 1
Brunner, Hugo, b. 1935 (publisher) 1
Buckland, William, 1784-1856 (English theologian, geologist) 1
Bulfield, Grahame, 1941-: (geneticist, formerly director and chief executive, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh and vice-principal, University of Edinburgh) 1
Burns, Margaret, fl 1890s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 (Scottish poet) 1
Burt, Cyril Lodowic, Sir, 1883-1971 (educational psychologist) 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
Cairns, David Smith, 1862-1946 (principal of the United Free Church College, Aberdeen) 1
Cameron, Rev Alexander, 1827-1888 (Free Church Minister) 1
Carmichael, Alexander, 1832-1912 (Excise officer | folklorist and antiquarian | Edinburgh | Scotland) 1
Carnall, Geoffrey D., 1927-2015 (Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University) 1
Carse, Agnes, fl 1706 (wife of William Cochrane, Edinburgh) 1
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847 (Principal and Professor of Divinity at New College) 1
Christie, Margaret, d 1996 or 1997 (née Campbell | Dunfermline College of Hygiene and Physical Education alumna) 1
Cochrane, James, fl 1700-1799 (Edinburgh printer) 1
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Coghill, Agnes Irene Sinclair, c 1875-1904 (medical student; University of Edinburgh) 1
Coghill, John George Sinclair, 1834-1919 (Physician) 1
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Collinson, Francis Montgomery, 1895-1985 1
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Commonwealth Human Ecology Council 1
Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. Mars Group 1
Couper, Frederick, fl 1870s-1920s (Scottish marine engineer) 1
Coventry City Council, Coventry City Architect 's Department. Coventry City Architect's Department 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
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
Davidson Clinic (Edinburgh, Scotland) 1
Davidson, Roger, b 1942 (Professor Emeritus in Social History, University of Edinburgh) 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
Dickson, George, fl 1860s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Donaldson, Gordon, 1913-1993 (Scottish historian; Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography) 1
Drummond, William, 1585-1649 (Poet) 1
Duff, James Fitzjames, Sir, 1898?1970 (educationist and academic administrator) 1
Duncan, Andrew, 1744-1828 (the elder | British physician | Professor at University of Edinburgh) 1
Dunfermline College of Physical Education 1
Eddie, Graeme D, b 1951 (librarian) 1
Edinburgh Celtic Union (20th century) 1
Edinburgh Chile Solidarity Committee 1
Edinburgh College of Art (1907-:) 1
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Edinburgh Mechanics' Subscription Library 1
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Edinburgh University Boat Club 1
Edinburgh University Union (1889-1973) 1
Ellis, Peter Berresford, b 1943 (British historian and author) 1
Emmett, William B, fl mid 20th century (psychologist) 1
Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 (zoologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
Ewen, William Milne, fl1946-1951 (Edinburgh University alumnus) 1
Falkirk Iron Company 1
Fisher, Ronald Aylmer, 1890-1962 (English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist) 1
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