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Watercolor painting

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

1. Edinburgh, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

 Item
Identifier: Coll-10/1
Scope and Contents This volume, comprising 374 items mounted on 267 pages and covering the city of Edinburgh, is the first in this set of eight scrapbook albums compiled by the naturalist Adam White. Geographical coverage is largely restricted to the Edinburgh of White’s day: that is, to the then Burghs of Edinburgh (including the Old and New Town) and the Canongate.Material relating to other areas within the city’s present-day boundaries – such as Holyrood Park, Restalrig, Merchiston and the Burgh of Leith...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

2. Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

 Item
Identifier: Coll-10/2
Scope and Contents This, the second volume in Adam White’s set of eight scrapbook albums, contains 376 items mounted on 253 pages and covers the counties of Mid-, East and West Lothian: the Midlothian coverage including areas such as Holyrood Park, Duddingston, Merchiston and the Burgh of Leith which today fall within the boundaries of the City of Edinburgh.The arrangement is broadly by locality, and the emphasis of the contents is on topography and architecture, including views of castles – such as...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

3. Peebles, Selkirk, Roxburgh, Berwick, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

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Identifier: Coll-10/3
Scope and Contents The third volume of Adam White’s set of eight scrapbook albums covers the historical Scottish Border counties of Peeblesshire, Selkirkshire, Roxburghshire and Berwickshire.As with the other albums, the arrangement is broadly by locality. Topographical and architectural views – from the eighteenth-century antiquarians Grose, de Cardonell and Archibald Rutherford onwards – are accompanied by other material including newspaper and magazine cuttings and portrait illustrations of, and...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

4. Perth, Forfar, Dundee, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

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Identifier: Coll-10/4
Scope and Contents This volume, the fourth of Adam White’s set of eight scrapbook albums, contains 230 items mounted on 160 pages.The volume’s geographical coverage encompasses the historical Scottish counties of Perthshire (taking in part of the present-day Stirling council district), Kinross-shire, Clackmannanshire, and Angus. This coverage includes illustrations of the topography and architecture of the cities of Perth and Dundee and prospects of towns such as Dunblane, Brechin and Montrose.The...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

5. Arran, Bute, Ayr, Wigton, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

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Identifier: Coll-10/5
Scope and Contents This is the fifth volume of Adam White’s set of eight scrapbook albums, containing 289 items mounted on 202 pages.The volume covers south-west Scotland, encompassing the historical counties of Bute, Ayrshire, Wigtownshire, Kirkcudbright and Dumfriesshire. Beginning with the islands of Arran and Bute, the volume takes in the landscape, castles and landed estates of the Firth of Clyde and inland Ayrshire, the towns of Ayr and Dumfries, the shores of the Solway, and the marches of the Western...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

6. Stirling, Lanark (Glasgow), Renfrew, Dunbarton, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

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Identifier: Coll-10/6
Scope and Contents This volume of Adam White’s set of eight scrapbook albums contains 231 items mounted on 179 pages.Geographically the album covers west central Scotland. Beginning with the burgh of Stirling, its Castle and other antiquities, and the upper Forth valley, the itinerary moves on to the city of Glasgow, with depictions of its commercial and public buildings and its cathedral. The Clyde valley is represented in antiquities such as Bothwell Castle and beauty spots such as Cory Linn.Coverage...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

7. Aberdeen, Angus, Elgin, Banff, Inverness, Argyle, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

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Identifier: Coll-10/7
Scope and Contents This is the seventh volume in Adam White’s eight-volume set of scrapbooks. It contains 208 items mounted on 152 pages.The volume covers Aberdeenshire, the historical counties of Elgin, Nairn and Banffshire, and mainland Inverness-shire and Argyll. Despite the album’s title, the county of Angus (otherwise Forfarshire) is covered in the fourth volume of the Symbolae.Once again the coverage is largely by locality, beginning with the Aberdeenshire coast...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

8. Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Orkney, Shetland, the Hebrides, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

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Identifier: Coll-10/8
Scope and Contents The last in the set of eight scrapbook albums compiled by Adam White, this volume contains 141 items mounted on 114 pages.Geographically the volume begins with three of the historical mainland counties of the north of Scotland: Ross-shire, Sutherland, and Caithness. No doubt reflecting the material available to White, coverage here is somewhat sparse compared with the extent of his other albums, with only thirty items relating to mainland locations.The volume continues with the island...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

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,...
Dates: 1850s-1870s

Handmade magazine The Cavalier, double Xmas no 1916 Vol. IV, together with a photograph album of the Smythe family

 Collection — Box CLX-A-375
Identifier: Coll-1880
Scope and Contents One handmade 'magazine' constructed by Scottish ladies forming a group called 'The Cavalier Club', composed of Barbara E. Smythe (editor), Susy F. Lumsden (treasurer), Jean Drummond, Victoria A. Drummond, Frances A. Drummond, Doreen Arbuthnot, and Susan Newdegate. The magazine is entitled The Calavier and was to be borrowed by a select group of recipients, to help raise funds for the war effort. This is the Double Xmas no. 1916, vol IV. It includes short...
Dates: 1916-1930