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Fonds — Volume: Dc.3.73
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...
Collection — Volume: Gen.721
Scope and Contents Volume containing summaries of outgoing correspondence from Lord Lynedoch for 1830. A typed sheet inside the front cover lists recipients as: Beford (Duke of), Beresford (Lord), Cathcart (Earl of), Dacre (Lord), Dacre (Lady), Farquhar (Sir T.), Fleming (Admiral), Gardiner (Sir R.), Graham (Robert), Haddington (Earl of), Hare (Colonel), Harrington (Lord), Hill (Lord), Hill (Sir Rowland), Hope (Sir A.), Hope (Sir J.A.), Keith (Lady), Macdonald (General), MacGrigor (Sir J.), ...
Scope and Contents The material gathered together by the foreman plumber working on the renovations to Donaldson's Hospital in the late-1950s and early-1960s is composed of...: 4 x letters from W. H. Playfair to John Irving, written Edinburgh, 28 November 1942, 24 May 1844, 27 May 1847, and 1 December 1848 1 x printed item, being candidacy of Ann Robertson for 'situation of 'Under Female Teacher in Donaldson's Hospital', dated Rockville [near North Berwick], May...
Scope and Contents The drawings in the collection range from Playfair's student drawings, sketch designs and preliminary schemes, to many presentation drawings in watercolours. The earliest catalogued plans, elevations and sections relate to the commission to complete the University (the College of Edinburgh), 1817 onwards. The Advocates' Library, Royal Terrace, Regent Terrace, the National Gallery, the National Monument, and New College also feature in the collection. Other material relates to the Observatory,...
- Names: Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) X