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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 Victorian commonplace books 1850s

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1550
Scope and Contents One volume is covered in green binding, and is dated 25 December 1852. It is 'Mother's Christmas Book'. The first page is decorated with mistletoe. Subsequent pages are decorated with floral and natural themes. Some of the drawings are initialed 'HP'. There are lines entitled, 'The Elswick villains', 'To a soot flake', 'A legend of Marsden rocks', 'A paragraph on poetry', 'The Hanoverian brothers', 'The policeman's soliloquy', and 'A dream'. A second volume is covered in maroon...

Common-place book of Harriet Holmes, 1818

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1415
Scope and Contents No place of origin recorded. 1818-1820 4to., 98 pages (approx. 14,000 words) pen and ink drawings, entirely Holograph neat sloping hand, in contemp. red straight grain morocco, marbled paper sides, light wear. This Commonplace Book commenced at the very end of 1818 and continued only for a few months gives an interesting indication of the interests of a young woman in her early twenties. The subjects are mostly copied and mostly on topical subjects. They include articles on a...

Common-place book of original lyric verse

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1414
Scope and Contents 87 poems many adorned with pen and ink drawings and a few with attractive watercolour all relative to the text. No hint of place of origin.

Quarto. Manuscript written throughout in a neat hand imitating typeface. 120pp. A purpose produced 'album' volume in red calf, gilt, gilt border, and marbled edges.

Common-place book of S. H., with poems, epitaphs etc, from various sources, c. 1809-1810

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1683
Scope and Contents Small quarto, 43pp, in the original marbled paper covered wrappers. There are pieces written by Mason, and by Thomson. Others are taken from the Edinburgh Magazine and the Morning Post. Titles include, 'A Fragment', 'To a Lady on her Birthday', 'On a Lady who died in Childbirth 1778', 'The parting Lover', 'Woe', 'An inscription on the tomb of one Margaret Sect who died at Selkirk 12 miles from Newcastle 1728', and 'On Conjugal...

Commonplace-book and other family material relating to Rev. William Henderson Begg

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1517
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: 1 x commonplace book from c.1900: autograph manuscript, 155pp, which also have enclusures (notes, ephemera). Subjects include: art, aesthetic religion, creeds, calvinism, darwinism, equality, love, missions, Puritan, personality, Rome, reason, and scepticism There are also: ...

Livre de Raison (Commonplace book)

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-354
Identifier: Coll-1854
Content Description This outlandish and colourful manuscript volume is an exceptional resource to understand and study French popular culture in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Its contents are extremely varied, and include poems, oracles, lyrics of popular songs, proverbs and maxims, recipes, legal document templates, a formulary of letters, calendars, little stories and anecdotes, an account of Napoleon's return to France after his exile on Elba, and a dictionary for the interpretation of dreams. It refers...

Manuscript commonplace book compiled by M Massey, York Place

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1546
Scope and Contents The commonplace book may have been the work of M. Massy, York Place, Edinburgh - the name inscribed in first page. The written material contains original and transcribed matter. It is bound in original decorative brown morocco with all page edges gilt. There are gilt inner dentelles with repeated flower and urn design. Gilt spine and cover designs. There are clipped illustrations showing: the Gile Callum broadsword dance; Scottish Games, Tossing the caber; Clan Cameron; Clan Murray;...

Manuscript scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1564, Folder: Coll-1805 / SC-Acc-2017-0037
Identifier: Coll-1805
Content Description This ms scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun is dated, Edinburgh, 17 September 1838, at the top of a preface. The volume is in two parts; the whole item containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations of monuments, seals, antiques, animals, and characters.From the beginning of the scrapbook, written by Colquhoun on the 17th of September 1838: "It had always been my chief wish, from my childhood upwards, that I might have a scrap-book of my own, to be filled with...

Manuscript volume. A birthday gift, Mary Catherine Tracy, c. 1864

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1482
Scope and Contents A manuscript volume written in black ink, with illuminated headings and initials. The volume of 131pp had been illustrated and sketched, according to the seller's notes, by Agnes L. Tracy and Isabel M. W. Tracy. It is bound in green cloth, and the front cover bears the initials MCT in gilt. There are seven illustrations and these are signed with the initials 'A.L.T'. and one is numbered '64', which may be the date 1864. The volume opens with a 'Dedication' beginning: These to our Mary , since...