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5 x documents: notarial instruments relating to lands in Nether Carlowrie, west of Edinburgh, and in Invertiel, 1528-1566. Marks of 16th century Scottish notaries

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1747
Scope and Contents 5 x documents - notarial instruments - being:
Invertiel, 13 November 1528
Nether Carlowrie, 23 January 1529
Nether Carlowrie, 22 June 1535
Nether Carlowrie, 23 February 1540
Nether Carlowrie, 19 April 1566
At the foot, each document bears a fine penned mark of a 16th century Scottish notary. Old folds, contemporary endorsements.
Dates: 1528-1566

17th century notebook (Heylin / Van Helmont / Gregory)

 Fonds — Folder: Coll-1968 (Dk.3.32)
Identifier: Coll-1968
Scope and Contents Notebook in multiple hands , including "Observations out off Heylin's Cosmographie", "Religio Medici Van Helmont", "Catlogus Lib. Math consulente Gregario". Also, list of seeds, 1690.
Dates: 17th century

Antiphonal of Benedictine use, in Latin

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1316
Scope and Contents This is a manuscript volume, written on paper, and has 106 leaves, measuring 155mm by 90mm, with rubrics and staves in red. It is bound in original leather over pasteboards.
Dates: 1700-1799

Bibles belonging to Andrew Melville (1545-1622), Principal of St Mary’s College, St Andrews University

 Fonds
Identifier: MS MEL2
Scope and Contents See External Documents (below) for details.
Dates: 1540-1544

Bohemian Protest

 Fonds — Box: Coll-1698
Identifier: Coll-1698
Scope and Contents Vellum document surrounded by the seals of the Bohemian nobility in protest at Hus’ treatment at the hands of the Council of Constance.Seals as follows:Left-hand side: Zigismundus De Mileszoniz Wenczeslaus De Ostro Bonslaus De Kozle Johannes De Onssow Theodoricus De Studeny Johannes De Studeny Alsico De...
Dates: 1415

Charter document with seal. A sale of land, between William Ker, Earl of Roxburgh, and Lord Newbottle, 1663

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1744
Content Description Charter document with seal. A sale of land, between William Ker, Earl of Roxburgh, and Lord Newbottle, 1663.
Dates: 1663

Commentary on 'De Sphaera'

 Fonds — Volume: Dk.7.29
Identifier: Coll-1947
Scope and Contents Volume entitled Buchananus De Sphaera: George Buchanan, with commentary by Adam King, covering key aspects of mathematical, natural philosophical, and astronomical knowledge from antiquity to the early modern period, from the Christian West and the Islamicate and pre-Islamic East, and from Copernicus to Galileo and Kepler. Bound with this is a second manuscript containing poetry by King.
Dates: c1616

Commission of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland appointing George 17th Earl of Morton as Lord High Commissioner

 Fonds
Identifier: MS BOX 5.4
Scope and Contents See External Documents (below) for details.
Dates: 1823

Commonplace book of John Murray Mitchell (1815-1904), missionary, India

 Fonds
Identifier: MS MIT4
Scope and Contents See External Documents (below) for details.
Dates: 1857-1897

Degree and Graduation portraits of Margaret Robertson

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Identifier: Coll-1088
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: a black and white photograph - studio portrait - of Margaret Robertson wearing academic dress during the period of her graduation in 1919; copy of a studio portrait, seated pose, during the period of graduation; and, degree certificate or parchment of Margaret Robertson, interesting for the hand-corrected script indicating 1919 rather than 1909 (and indicative of the shortage of parchment paper in the wake of the 1914-1918 war).
Dates: 1919

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