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Autobiography and paper on Pygmies of Zaire by Herbert Jenkinson

 Fonds — Box: CSWC Small Collections Box 1
Identifier: CSWC 70
Scope and Contents

This is my Story and The Pygmies of Zaire (Congo) Forest, by Herbert Jenkinson, presented by David Truby 1982.

Dates: 1982

Autograph book of Janet Murray

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Identifier: MS MUR
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Dates: c.1887-1900

Autograph book of John Hutchison ( -1901), minister of Bonnington United Presbyterian Church, Leith

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Identifier: MS HUT2
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Dates: 1857-1859

Autograph letter from George Gleig, Scottish cleric, writer and editor, to Messrs Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1532
Identifier: Coll-1718
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The autograph letter is dated, Stirling, Scotland, 16th March 1800.


Addressing his letter to Messrs Bell & Bradfute, Booksellers, Edinburgh, Gleig asks that, with respect to the Anti Jacobin Review the: "Gentlemen [...] give to John Macfarquhar esq. the first four volumes of that work [...] and state them against the proprietor...".

Dates: 1800

Autograph letter signed, Adam Ferguson, to John Home, West Lauriston, 9 October 1780

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Identifier: Coll-1682
Scope and Contents This is a letter from Ferguson to Home discussing the attempt by their mutual friend George Johnstone to find a seat in the general election of September 1780. Ferguson mentions a letter addressed to Home that had arrived at Edinburgh in Home's absence, and writes of a meeting on Saturday, 'most of the Day', with the letter's author, 'Our Friend', a political figure aspiring to office who had been overlooked. 'Our Friend' may be George Johnstone, who is mentioned by name later. Ferguson...
Dates: 1780

Autograph letters signed by John Stuart Blackie

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Identifier: Coll-1514
Scope and Contents The first letter on University of Edinburgh embossed notepaper, dated 3 February 1865, begins 'My Dear Sir' and sends his 'sincere thanks for the present' of a book. Blackie is sorry that he is 'too much occupied at present to allow [...] the p[leasure of reading it; but the subject is so interesting and important' that hw ill make time soon. The second letter on notepaper headed 24 Hill Street, Edinburgh, is dated 25 November [no year], and begins 'My Dear Moir'. It is a letter...
Dates: 1864-1866

Autograph ms from 'The Shepherd's Calendar' by James Hogg, being a leaf from the draft for 'Class IV. Dogs'

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1532
Identifier: Coll-1713
Content Description

Autograph manuscript from 'The Shepherd's Calendar', by James Hogg, 1824. It is a leaf from the draft of 'Class IV. Dogs', and is large folio size laid onto paper.


The ms has some Borders stories about dogs e.g. 'the late Mr. Steel's nephew in Peebles had a bitch [...] whose feats in taking home sheep from the neighbouring farms into the market at Peebles by herself form innumerable anecdotes in that vicinity...'.

Dates: 1824

Autograph signed letter from Charles Hotham to Sir Roderick Murchison

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Identifier: Coll-1731
Scope and Contents Addressed from Port Philip Heads, Melbourne, 10 July 1855, the autograph letter signed by Sir Charles Hotham (then lieutenant governor of the Australian colony of Victoria) is to the geologist Sir Roderick Murchison (1792-1871).The letter begins with Hotham assuring Murchison that with regard to the 'pretensions' of 'Mr. Clarke' (meaning the geologist William Branwhite Clarke, 1798-1878), in claiming to have made the first discovery of gold in Australia, he is 'delighted' that...
Dates: 10 July 1855

Autographs of clergymen

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Identifier: MS AUT
Scope and Contents

Autographs of clergymen collected by Mrs Macnealy, Wester Auchinloch, by Lenzie

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Dates: 1864-1921

Autographs of the Pan-Presbyterian Council of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches

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Identifier: MS PAN
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Dates: 1877

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