Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box CLX-A-1721
Content Description This is an artfully decorated album issued by the French biscuit manufacturer LU (formerly known as Lefèvre-Utile), entitled "Album des célébrités contemporaines publié par Lefèvre-Utile, Nantes". It contains forty-eight chromolithographed cards featuring famous figures from the arts; each card, embossed with silver or gold, bore a black-and-white photograph portrait of the celebrity along with a relevant colour image and a quotation from the celebrity themselves in praise of LU biscuits. There...
Dates: c 1901
Fonds — Box CLX-A-1592
Content Description Collection of 32 Victorian printed ephemera, in colour: greeting cards, birthday cards, New Year and Christmas cards, religious cards with short prayers, a Valentine card, and two advertisements for Heinz and Ivelcon. Some cards are annotated in the back by the people who sent or received them.
Dates: 19th - early 20th century
Item — Box CLX-A-309
Scope and Contents One issue of Euragonna Charities Week magazine, dated 1949. Euragonna was a magazine published by the Students' Representative Council of the University of Edinburgh to raise money for charities - in 1949, these were The British Empire Research Fund, The Lady Provost's Fund, and the University Settlement. The magazine contains articles, poems, illustrations, and caricatures from students, as well as advertisements. It also...
Scope and Contents Four printed adverts, three pertaining to companies in Edinburgh in the early 19th century, and one to a London based company. Defries' safety lamp. Company based in Houndsditch, London, offering economical safety lamp for household use c.1884 Alexander Ferguson, confectioner to Her Majesty (Victoria). List of lozenges for sale, for indigestion, for heartburn, for worms, for sore throats....
Identifier: Coll-1581, vol. 2, no. 75
Scope and Contents This is an poster for the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group's productions of "Electra" and "Something Unspoken". The year is unknown, but it occurred at the Adam House Theatre from 9 to 12 March.
Dates: mid-20th century
Item — Box CLX-A-353
Scope and Contents This ‘scrapbook of curiosity’ consists of 18th century original advertisements of Rare and Curious Books, Jests, Wits, Facetia, Books on Angling, Poetry from 1730 to 1771. The title page is written in neat, probably late-18th century manuscriptA compilation of over 170 advertisements for new publications, cut from a variety of daily, weekly and monthly periodicals of the mid-18th century. Many of the snippets ate dated, but the works from which they have been extracted are not identified....
Dates: 1730-1771; 1840s;1859
Scope and Contents Scrapbook containing Donaldson's collection of cuttings (including one from The Scotsman 24 April 1858 re his purchases of many items for the Reid library from Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn in Berlin), pamphlets (including several collected at the Great Exhibition of 1851), handbills and advertisements describing and advertising various types of musical instrument.Donaldson made considerable acquisitions of both musical instruments and scores for the Reid and was the driving force behind the...
Scope and Contents These are two single-sheet playbills from the Theatre-Royal, Edinburgh. The first, for the evening of Friday 19 March 1824, advertises performances of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, and The Lying Valet by David Garrick. The second, for the evening of Saturday, 1 May 1824, advertises performances of The Way to Keep Him by Arthur Murphy and The Romp by Isaac...
Dates: 19 March 1824; 1 May 1824