Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, legal documents, inventories, student notes, sermons, and business accounts relating to the members of the Anderson, Urquhart, and Graham families (all related). The material covers the 18th and 19th centuries and relates to subjects as varied as ironmongery, sea travel, study of humanities in the 1820s, preaching and sermons, school teaching, etc. This collection provides an excellent insight into the daily life in Edinburgh in the late 1700s and in the 1800s.
Scope and Contents Papers of four members of the Balfour-Melville family: Evan Whyte Melville Balfour-Melville, James Balfour-Melville of Strathkinness, John Whyte-Melville of Strathkinness, and Mary Louisa Dundas, later Mrs J. H. Balfour-Melville. 15 notebooks containing mainly lecture notes, essays, etc., that belonged to Evan Whyte Melville Balfour-Melville, ca 1910-1962. Diary of James Balfour-Melville of...
Dates: 1817-1867; c 1910-1962
Content Description This fonds contains the papers of: Professor Alexander Christison FRSE (1751-1820), Professor of Humanity at the University of Edinburgh from 1806 to his death in 1820, father of Sir Robert Christison. Sir Robert Christison, 1st Baronet, FRSE FRCSE FRCPE (1797-1882), toxicologist and physician, father of Sir Alexander Christison (1828-1918). John Christison (1789-1862),...
Dates: 1785-1904; 1979
Content Description Collection of six ornately decorated 18th-century manuscript documents relating to the Cochrane family of Scotland, including two marriage documents and four burgess tickets: Two documents relating to the marriage of William Cochrane and Agnes Carse, both dated 19 July 1706, Edinburgh: a marriage contract, listing over 400 points on which they pledged agreement, measuring 30 cm x 274 cm ; and a marriage...
Scope and Contents Photorgaph album containing approx. 120 pictures, one postcard and five house plans. One postcard from Paris representing a Notre-Dame gargoyle, sent to Alexander F. Giles in 1914 Greek archaeological sites in Eleusis, Mycenae and Corinth, undated Two group pictures of officers at Skateraw Camp, 1905-1906 Photographs of Scottish scenery, such as the Falls of...
Sub-Series — Box CLX-A-1120: Series Coll-1383/1; Series Coll-1383/2
Scope and Contents This section contains unsorted legal documents dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, many on vellum, in English and in Latin. It is mostly composed of instruments of sasine, inventories, charters, registration documents, etc.About a third of the documents seem to be related to the Bennet Family, who lived near Kinross in the 18th and 19th centuries. It consists of inventories of writs, instruments of sasine, charters of renounciations and resignations, and other legal documents...