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Collection of Admiral Henry Craven St John

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1872
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of effects that belonged to Henry Craven St John, a young Lieutenant (later Commander, then Admiral) who brilliantly fought against pirates in the Chinese Seas in the 1860s. It includes: a presentation scroll to Commander Henry Craven St John, conveying thanks for his fighting piracy at Laksui (1866); a covering letter from the Admiralty (1866); a mahogany and brass-fitted medicine box (1860s); and an album of c. 300 watercolours executed by Henry Craven St John,...

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 ...

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...

Material relating to the University studies of James K. Watson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1321
Scope and Contents The scrapbook or album (commonplace book) contains class cards, class certificates, notes and other printed matter relating to the study period of James Kenneth Watson at Edinburgh University - covering 1888-91, and subjects such as Chemistry, Practical Chemistry, Anatomy, Practical Anatomy, Anatomical demonstrations, Botany, Natural History, Institutes of Medicine, Practical Physiology, Practical Pathology, Practical Materia Medica, including Pharmacy, Materia Medica, General Pathology,...

Pen and ink sketches of William Stewart Watson, whilst on tour in Rome in 1840

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1432
Scope and Contents Folio album of original pen and ink sketches compiled by the artist while on a tour of Rome in 1840. The album contains over 250 mounted drawings executed on tracing paper and these vary in size from a few inches square to full and half-page preparatory sketches for paintings. Contemporary half vellum, marbled boards. Signed Stewart Wilson, Rome 1840, on inner cover, above which is mounted the main section of the title page for the sale catalogue, March 1887, of the 'Collection of...

Scrapbook album compiled by Violet de la Mare, including two manuscript poems by Walter de la Mare

 Item — Box: CLX-A-354
Identifier: Coll-1834
Scope and Contents Scrapbook album compiled by Violet de la Mare, sister-in-law of poet Walter de la Mare. It contains numerous newspaper clippings, some relating to de la Mare's fiction and articles by him; and two unpublished poems by Walter to his nephew James Roy Delamare.

Scrapbooks of Iain Moffatt-Pender

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1140
Identifier: Coll-1896
Scope and Contents Two personal scrapbooks of writer and Gaelic revivalist Iain Moffatt-Pender, comprising mostly clippings, photographs, and correspondence which together throw an interesting light on the social milieu of Scottish Gaelic revivalism in the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, including links with Irish artists and academics.The frist album contains several black-and-white family phtorgraphs dating from the beginning and middle of the 20th century, a letter from John Macmillan dated 5...

Sketchbooks by R. M. Ballantyne, including seven autograph letters

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-327
Identifier: Coll-1838
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two sketchbooks by Scottish writer R. M. Ballantyne:1. The first sketchbook is made of approximately 85 leaves, almost all of which bear original drawings (pencil, ink and ink-and wash), cartoons, sketches and preliminary ideas. Some are highly finished images intended for a subsequently abandoned book of his fishing trip to Norway, as well as material for the published 'Freaks on the Fells'. On the first blank is Ballantyne's presentation inscription to the...

Sketchbooks containing drawings and notes by John Williamson for the illustration of works by Sir Walter Scott

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1301
Scope and Contents One of the two sketchbooks is titled on the front board, 'Sketches made at Edinburgh, Melrose and Craigmillar, etc, for drawings illustrating Sir Walters Scott's novels The Monastery and The Abbot'. There are several loose leaves and fragments in the second sketchbook.

The sketchbooks contain drawings in pencil and ink and some are coloured or washed. There are notes from lectures in the history of art.