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Bound volume containing French currency, letters, and a poem

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1932
Scope and Contents Gathering of loose French currency (assignats), letters, offprints, and a manuscript poem bound in a volume. The reasons behind the gathering of these items are unclear.- Assignats are a short-lived type of French 'fiat money' used during the time of the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars, which resemble bank notes. There are four assignats in this volume, each of different...

Collection of Ian R. Grant, antiquarian bookseller

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1383
Scope and Contents The material represents Ian R. Grant's seller's stock. The widely varied content of the collection includes: Box 1: 1 x letter-book ('Private Official Letter Book No.8 L.H. and H.S.P. Co. Ltd.') of the Leith Hull and Hamburg Steam Packet Co. Ltd (James Currie) - 1901-1909 1 x letter-book ('Private Official Letter Book No.9 L.H. and H.S.P. Co. Ltd.') of the Leith Hull and Hamburg...

Correspondence between Dick Leith and Hamish Henderson

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1143
Identifier: Coll-1971
Content Description This contains notes, postcards, letters sent between Hamish Henderson and Dick Leith in the 1990s: Postcard showing Castle Tioram sent from Dick Leith to Hamish Henderson, dated 10th June [1994]; Photocopy of text by Andrew Morrison on 'The Green Man of Knowledge', undated. 'The Green Man of Knowledge' was a folktale recorded from Geordie Stewart byHamish Henderson in August 1924. ...

Correspondence, papers, photographs of William Charles Chapman-Mortimer, which include letters to his wife, illustrated stories and poems

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1789
Content Description The collection is composed of letters between Mortimer and his first wife Frances, dating from 1940 to 1945. These are often illustrated with pen and ink illustrations. Among the letters from Mortimer are a few manuscript poems and stories including a hand-sewn typescript booklet, The Poet and the Hippopotamus. And Other Works. There are also letters to R. M. Rice, 1960s.There are 4 x bound manuscripts, news-clippings extracted from an accompanying volume ...

Drennan, Alexander Murray

 Fonds
Identifier: GD9
Scope and Contents Medical correspondence and papers, 1906-1967; personal correspondence and papers 1861-1969; financial papers 1882-1954; photographs c1870-1945

Five signed letters from Bonamy Dobrée to Sir Herbert Grierson relating to a planned Oxford History of English Literature

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-373
Identifier: Coll-1873
Scope and Contents Three autograph and two typed letters signed, nine pages in total, written in Leeds from 25 December 1937 to 14 May 1939. Sent from Bonamy Dobrée to Sir Herbert Grierson, suggesting a commission for a collaboration with Edmund Blunden to produce a volume on the late 18th century for a planned Oxford History of English Literature and subsequently discussing aspects of its progress.

Four autograph letters signed by Allan Cunningham

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-375
Identifier: Coll-1889
Content Description A small group of four unrelated letters from Allan Cunningham to various correspondents, dating from 1826 to 1833 when dated. Letter to Jerdan (presumably William), 1 page 8vo, 29 November 1826, sending a 'Scots Almanack with the respects of our friend George Bagot the Bookseller'. Letter to Thomas ?Gaspay at Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth, 1 page 4to, 27 Belgrave Place, 15 May 1828, describing the...

Letter Book of Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch

 Collection — Volume: Gen.721
Identifier: Coll-1676
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.), ...

Letters from George Mackay Brown to Lawrence Millman

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-373, Folder: Coll-1878: Letters from George Mackay Brown to Lawrence Millman.
Identifier: Coll-1878
Content Description This fonds comprises 81 manuscript letters sent by George Mackay Brown to American writer and ethnographer Lawrence Millman, who was George M. Brown's only regular North American correspondent. Brown and Millman met in Stromness in 1977, and were friends for fifteen years. In his letters, Brown talks about his personal life and his writing, and refers to Millman's irish book Our Like Will Not Be There Again, as well as his prose poems. They corresponded...

Letters from Thomas Chalmers to various correspondents

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-360
Identifier: Coll-1856
Scope and Contents A group of thirteen letters from Thomas Chalmers to various correspondents, 1820-1846. Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 16 February 1820: ('One reason for calling 1 upon you this evening was earnestly to solicit the hastening forward of our school estimates. Another was to speak to you of Mr McLeod in his capacity as a candidate for the reading school belonging to the Highland Society. I...

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University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 2
Agnew, Andrew, 7th Baronet, 1793-1849 (Scottish politician) 1
Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865 (lawyer, poet) 1
Bacon, J T, fl 1880s 1
Baxter, Professor, William T., 1906-2006 (Emeritus Professor of Accounting) 1
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Beresford, William Carr, 1st Viscount Beresford of Beresford 1
Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896-1974 (English poet, author and critic) 1
Boulding, Professor, Kenneth E., 1910-1993 (Economist, Philosopher, Poet, Nobel nominee) 1
Brand, Barberina, Lady Dacre (née Ogle, poet, playwright, and translator) 1
Brand, Thomas, 20th Lord Dacre 1
Bright, James Franck, 1832-1920 (Master of University College, Oxford) 1
Bright, Richard, 1789-1858 (Physician) 1
Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 1
Burke, Bernard, fl 1860s 1
Burnes, James, 1801-1862 (surgeon, physician-general of Bombay) 1
Cathcart, William Schaw, 1755-1843 (1st Earl of Cathcart) 1
Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847 (Principal and Professor of Divinity at New College) 1
Crawford, Louisa Matilda Jane, c 1791-1857 (professional songwriter) 1
Cunningham, Allan, 1784-1842 (Scottish writer and poet) 1
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
Dobrée, Bonamy, 1891-1974 (Professor of English Literature, University of Leeds) 1
Elphinstone-Fleeming, Charles, Admiral (naval officer and Member of Parliament) 1
Erskine, James St Clair-, 1762-1837 (2nd Earl of Rosslyn) 1
Farquhar, Thomas Harvie, 2nd Baronet, Sir 1
Fry, Elizabeth, 1780-1845 (English prison reformer and social reformer ) 1
Gardiner, Robert, Sir, British Army officer 1
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898 (Statesman) 1
Graham, Robert, 8th of Balgowan (advocate and politician) 1
Graham, Thomas, 1748-1843 (1st Baron Lynedoch) 1
Grant, Ian Robertson, fl. 1910-1974 (antiquarian bookseller) 1
Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 (literary critic and professor of English Literature) 1
Hamilton, Thomas, 1780-1858 (9th Earl of Haddington) 1
Hare, John, Colonel, CB, Sir (British Army officer) 1
Hayes, Thomas, fl 1870s 1
Henderson, Hamish Scott, 1919-2002 (folklorist, poet, songwriter, soldier, intellectual) 1
Hill, Rowland, General, 1st Viscount Hill 1
Hill, Rowland, Sir (English teacher, inventor) 1
Hope, Archibald, 12th Baronet of Craighall, Sir 1
Irving, Edward, 1792-1834 (Scottish clergyman) 1
Knights Templar of Scotland 1
Koestler, Arthur, CBE, 1905-1983 (Hungarian-British author and journalist) 1
Leith, Dick, d 2011 (linguist) 1
Leith, Hull and Hamburg Steam Packet Company. Leith Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co., Ltd., James Currie & Co., Leith, managers 1
Lister, Joseph, 1827-1912 (professor of surgery, University of Glasgow) 1
MacLean, Sorley, 1911-1996 (poet) 1
Macleod, Norman, 1927-2017 (academic engineer, University of Edinburgh) 1
Macleod, Norman, fl 1920s-1950s (Admiralty worker) 1
Mare, Walter de la, 1873-1956 (poet and writer) 1
Masefield, John, 1878-1967 (poet) 1
Mason, Perry, fl 1880s 1
Millman, Lawrence, b 1948 (American writer, ethnographer, mycologist) 1
Milne, David, Admiral Sir, 1763-1845 (Royal Navy admiral) 1
Moller, Asta Winifred Russell, fl 1920-1981 (coal industry historian) 1
Mortimer, William Charles Chapman-, 1907-1988 (novelist; pen-name Chapman Mortimer) 1
Naessil, Anders, fl 1980s-2010s (writer; acquaintance of Arthur Koestler) 1
Newsweek (1933-) (weekly news magazine) 1
Nunneley, Thomas, fl 1850s 1
Partington, Earnest E, fl 1880s 1
Planta, Joseph, Sir (diplomat and politician) 1
Playfair, John, 1748-1819 (scientist, mathematician, and professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Playfair, William Henry, 1790-1857 (architect) 1
Ponsonby, Sir Frederick Cavendish, 1783-1837 1
Radetsky, Josef Graf, von Radetsk, Count 1
Reid, William Kennedy, KCB, Sir, 1931- (Scottish civil servant) 1
Rice, Elizabeth Rousoudana Talbot, 1931-2017 1
Robison, John, 1739-1805 (professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Russell, John, 6th Duke of Bedford 1
Russell, William, Lord (politician) 1
Sendamore, T J, fl 1860s 1
Sharpe, Charles, fl 1870s 1
Sillard, R M (fl 1890s) 1
Simpson, Sir James Young, 1811-1870 (Professor of Midwifery, University of Edinburgh) 1
Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904 (Scottish author and government reformer) 1
Smith and Robson, Kelso. John William & William Smith 1
Stanhope, Charles, Major-General, 1780-1851 (4th Earl of Harrington) 1
Trevor, Henry Otway, General, 21st Baron Dacre (British Army officer) 1
Turner, Fred A, fl 1890s 1
Watson, R S, fl 1880s 1
Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington 1
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 (Playwright, Novelist, Poet) 1
Zimmern, Helen, 1846-1934 (writer) 1
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