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12 stereo views of Scotland, 1891, B. W. Kilburn, Littleton NH

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1554
Scope and Contents The views are of: 6322 Oban, its harbour, and Mull, Scotland 6310 Loch Katrine Boat Landing, Highlands, Scotland 6303 Birthplace of Robert Burns, Ayr, Scotland 6297 The Bonnie Doon, Burns' Lullaby, Ayr, Scotland 6292 Melrose Abbey, Scotland 6280 Sir William Wallace's Prison, Dumbarton Castle, Scotland 6238 John...

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.

18th century and 19th century legal documents some in favour of Dr. Sophia Jex-Blake

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-622
Identifier: Coll-1553
Scope and Contents The collection of legal documents is composed of: 1 x Discharge by William Pirie in favour of Dr. Sophia Jex Blake, 15 May 1890. Of a Bond and Disposition in Security of £400 over subjects in Grove Street, Edinburgh. Andrew Urquhart SSC Edinburgh 1 x Disposition by Thomas Fairweather Weir with consent, In favour of Sophia Jex Blake MD. 1884. Subject 6 Grove Street, Edinburgh. Andrew Urquhart...

18th century Royal warrant commanding the preparation of letters patent granting Robert Barker use for fourteen years of his invention 'La nature a coup d'oeil ... for displaying views of nature ... by oil painting', or 'panorama'

 Fonds — Volume: CLX-A-1324
Identifier: Coll-1692
Scope and Contents This document is of significant interest as a record of the invention of what became one of the most popular forms of public entertainment in the first half of the 19th century.It is a Warrant signed by George III commanding the preparation of letters patent granting to Robert Barker the sole use for fourteen years of his invention of 'an entire new contrivance or apparatus which he calls la nature a coup d'oeil for the purpose of displaying views of nature at large by oil...

1950s study on the assimilation of African and West Indian students in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1304
Scope and Contents This thesis of 296 pages was probably written in the mid- to late-1950s and is written in language that reflects the period. It features a bibliography of works from between 1902 and 1954, and the work is concerned with the black community and assimilation within the 'bluebrick universities' of Oxford and Cambridge.

2 Common-place books with medical receipts and prescriptions, and with gardening hints

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1555
Scope and Contents The common-place books are written in the same hand, largely, and are described as: 1 x common-place book, small 4to, with 174pp numbered, dating from 1817-1837, though a later style of handwriting on last unnumbered 4 pp feature the date 1849. Original lightly diced Russia, lacking spine. Manuscript medical receipts, prescriptions. Entries feature named Scottish doctors or Scottish periodicals. An extensive...

2 glass negatives & prints featuring Dr Clerk Ranken

 Fonds — Folder: EUA GD51
Identifier: EUA GD51
Content Description Two glass negatives showing Clerk Ranken in a Chemistry laboratory, c1903, and in a group of students, c1905. Along with the negatives are two later prints of the same.

2 letter-books of an unidentified Scottish law firm

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1531, Volume: data_value_missing_044bad0cd209d0fc001ac418e9779b16, Volume: Coll-1699 / SC-Acc-2016-0001
Identifier: Coll-1699
Content Description The correspondence suggests that this was an Edinburgh-based law practice, with the majority of letters emanating from city addresses.There are 2 volumes with information on the spines showing: Letter Book No. 3 - 18th May 1956 - 21st Aug. 1956 Letter Book No. 5 - 9th Dec. 1956 - 31st Mar. 1957 The volumes came from The Solicitors' Law Stationery Society Ltd., Hope Street, Glasgow. They hold reference numbers: No.5354 Date.1956...

2 letters from H J C Grierson to Dear Sir

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1556
Scope and Contents The letters are: 1 x ts dated 23 October 1944, written 12 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, and addressed to 'Dear Sir'. Grierson suggests that 'you will look at that interesting book' entitled 'Sir Walter Scott's Friends' by Florence MacCunn (1909). In it 'you will find that it was Mrs Ann Murray Keith [...] who declared that she recognised stories she had told Scott'. 1 x ms dated 30 October 1944,...

2 letters of Rev John Gray and items of printed ephemera

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1565
Scope and Contents 1 x ms letter dated 31 December 1928 from Rev. John Gray, St. Peter's, Falcon Avenue, Edinburgh, to 'Dear Mrs Kinnear', thanking her for her 'generous gift' which has been 'placed [...] to the building fund'. 1 x ms letter dated 31 May 1933 from Canon John Gray, St. Peter's, Falcon Avenue, Edinburgh 10, to 'Dear Mrs Kinnear', saying that he 'shall much like to have a visit from' her father 'on Monday'. Not 'in the morning' though, because he will go to his retreat on that day....

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Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) 5
Robison, John, 1739-1805 (professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 5
Roslin Institute 5
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Balfour-Melville, Evan Whyte Melville, 1887-1963 (Senior lecturer in history, University of Edinburgh) 4
Godfrey Thomson Unit for Educational Research 4
Gregory, James, 1638-1675 (professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh) 4
Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 (literary critic and professor of English Literature) 4
Hume, David, 1757-1838 (judge, Baron of the Scottish Exchequer) 4
Laing, David, 1793-1878 (antiquarian, bookseller, and librarian of the Signet Library) 4
MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978 (Scottish poet) 4
Playfair, John, 1748-1819 (scientist, mathematician, and professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 4
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Young, Thomas, 1726-1783 (physician and professor of midwifery) 4
Alston, Charles, 1683-1760 (physician and botanist) 3
Baillie, John, 1886-1960 (Scottish theologian and ecumenical leader) 3
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Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 3
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Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women (1868-1974) 3
Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 (zoologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 3
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Gregory, James, 1753-1821 (professor of medicine, University of Edinburgh) 3
Henderson, Hamish Scott, 1919-2002 (folklorist, poet, songwriter, soldier, intellectual) 3
Hope, Thomas Charles, 1766-1844 (Professor of chemistry, University of Edinburgh) 3
Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (geologist) 3
Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research - Edinburgh Research Station. IAPGR (1986-1993) 3
Jameson, Robert, 1774-1854 (geologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 3
Lodge, Richard, Professor Sir, 1855-1936 (historian) 3
Monro, Alexander, 'primus', 1697-1767 (Professor of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh) 3
Monro, Alexander, 1733-1817 (professor of anatomy, University of Edinburgh) 3
Pillans, James (Regent, University of Edinburgh) 3
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (1729-:) 3
Tragara Pressnn 3
University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh University Library 3
University of Edinburgh. Students Representative Council 3
Unknown (Unknown) 3
Ambler, Richard Penry, 1933-: (professor of protein chemistry, University of Edinburgh) 2
Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865 (lawyer, poet) 2
Baillie, Donald Macpherson, 1887-1954 (Scottish theologian) 2
Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley, 1853-1922 (professor of botany, University of Edinburgh and regius keeper of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh) 2
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Borland, Catherine Robina, d 1946 (manuscript historian) 2
Buchan, John, Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875-1940 (Scottish novelist and historian) 2
Bulfield, Grahame, 1941-: (geneticist, formerly director and chief executive, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh and vice-principal, University of Edinburgh) 2
Campbell, Archibald Hunter, 1902-1989 (legal scholar, Professor of Public law, Dean of the Faculty of Law) 2
Christian Salvesen Ltd. (1872-2007) (shipping company) 2
Christison, Robert, Sir, 1797-1882 (toxicologist and physician) 2
Combe, George, 1788-1858, Phrenologist 2
Craigie, Patrick George, Major, 1843-1930 (statistician; army major) 2
Cullen, William, 1710-1790 (chemist and mettalurgist) 2
Dickson, William Kirk, 1860-1949, Librarian Historian 2
Dunfermline College of Physical Education 2
Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre (1907-1959) 2
Edinburgh University Athletic Club 2
Edinburgh University Women's Athletics Club 2
Emmett, William B, fl mid 20th century (psychologist) 2
Geological Society of London (1807-:) 2
Geological Survey of Great Britain (1835-:) 2
Greenwood, Alan William, 1897-1981 (genetical physiologist and director of ARC Poultry Research Centre) 2
Gregory, David, 1659-1708 (professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh, and Savilian Professor of Astronomy, University of Oxford) 2
Hamish Henderson Archive Trust 2
Hannay, Robert Kerr, Professor, 1867-1940 (historian, palaeographer) 2
Heriot-Watt College (1885-1966) 2
Holland, Thomas Henry, Sir (geologist, Principal of the University of Edinburgh) 2
Hood, Helen Patuffa, b. 1889 (harpist) 2
James I and VI, 1566-1625 (King of England, Scotland and Ireland) 2
Kaufman, Matthew H., Professor, 1942-2013 (Professor of Anatomy) 2
Kirk, Robert, 1644-1692 (Folklorist and Church minister) 2
Lawley, Derrick, 1915-2012 (statistician) 2
Lyell, Charles, Baronet, Sir (geologist) 2
MacCaig, Norman Alexander (poet, teacher) 2
MacDonald, William Donald, 1827-1862 (lieutenant-colonel 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot) 2
MacMurray, John, 1891-1976 (chair of moral philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 2
Mackie, Charles, 1688-1770 (Professor of History, University of Edinburgh) 2
Mare, Walter de la, 1873-1956 (poet and writer) 2
Marischal College (1593-1858) 2
Masson, David Mather, 1822-1907 2
Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959 (poet, novelist and translator ) 2
Muir, Willa, 1890-1970 (novelist, essayist and translator ) 2
Muir, William, Sir, 1819-1905 (Scottish Orientalist) 2
Orr, John, 1885-1966 (Professor of French) 2
Polish School of Medicine (Medical School, Edinburgh) 2
Ringsleben, Mary R. E., Dr., fl. 1954-1968 (Edinburgh University graduate; signatory of the Committee of 100) 2
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