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Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson, 26 January 1860

Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/56
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson telling him that she has written to various people concerning the continued use of letters which were lent for the compilation of the 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'. She informs him of the death of Captain Graves and encloses papers from Peter Colin Campbell (not attached).

Dates: 26 January 1860

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney, 16 March 1915

Identifier: Coll-74 Gen 524/8/60
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney expressing his commisserations at the death of one of Geikie's daughters.

Dates: 16 March 1915

Manuscript notebook entitled "Private Memorials of Helen Late Mrs Stewart of Physgill", by Catherine Sinclair, 1845, 1863 (enclosed letter), 1946 (newspaper clippings)

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0023
Scope and Contents This is a small manuscript notebook with a metal clasp, written by Scottish novelist Catherine Sinclair in 1845. It relates the last moments of her sister Helen, as indiciated on the title page: "Private Memorials of Helen Late Mrs Stewart of Physgill - Written for her children at the request of Mary Stewart by her Sister Catherine Sinclair".The notebook opens with the following words from Catherine Sinclair: "Having attended my sister Helen through the last two months of her...
Dates: 1845; 1863 (enclosed letter); 1946 (newspaper clippings)

Mask of Dante Alighieri

Identifier: Coll-1723
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Death mask of Italian poet Dante Alighieri. A death mask is a wax or a plaster cast made of a person's face after they have died.

Dates: unknown

Minutes of the EGS Trust Team Meeting, 20 Mar 1991

Identifier: GD61/1/1/4/67
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: the Sunday Group; Icebreakers; an advertising report; an information report; an update on the annual report; details of the Edinburgh Gay Switchboard (EGS) Annual Conference; phone duty room keys; a plaque for a former member who died of complications related to AIDS; a Box 2000 advertisement; request for a speaker from Samaritans; a discussion of call cards; finances; a reminder to tick column on statistical call sheets if call related to AIDS; International...
Dates: 20 Mar 1991

Newspapers, 1934-1960

Identifier: BAI 2/10
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Selection of newspapers relating either to John Baillies award of an Honorary DD degree from the University of Yale or covering the period around his death.

Dates: 1934-1960

NonRes.7.5 Health Visitors, 9 October 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/1/7/5
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Summary by Molly Harrington of a meeting with a group of local health visitors. Some discussion of the importance of death in neighbourhood communities and the practice of collecting for deaths. "If there's a death, it pulls them all together". Also brief discussion about aspiration "If they're aspiring when they come, they soon lose it in these depressing surroundings".

Dates: Other: 9 October 1961

Note about burial customs on Barraigh/Isle of Barra and accompanying vocabulary, August 1903

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/20
Scope and Contents Burial customs on Barraigh/Isle of Barra, probably collected from Ciorstan MacLean née Cameron, Leideag, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, telling how a 'bonnach tollt' was put in the coffin and a coin is put under the coffin in the grave. 'The toll saved the bonnach from the corra-chagailt...Even the coin in the fasnadh had to be treated in a peculiar way to save it from the sithich' [fairies].' The vocabulary notes include 'Tàsg = the bird that foretells death tri sgramhann granda - less than a...
Dates: August 1903

Note about Crann[o]g nien Ri L[och]lann, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/147
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Note about Crann[o]g nien Ri L[och]lann [Crannog nighean Rìgh Lochlainn/Dùn Crannag] that it is situated at Crannag [Barraigh/Isle of Barra], which is where the placename comes from. A dun was built for here there but the roof was filled over and the people inside were killed. It is mentioned in the poem 'Tha Chr[a]n[na]g fo chlachan an duin'.

Dates: September 1872

Note about dogs dying and accompanying story about a faithful dog, October 1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/46
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Note about dogs dying and accompanying story about a faithful dog collected from Duncan Macniven 'Don[nachadh] Pharuig', aged 88, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. Duncan tells how dogs go away from home to die and that shepherds know this to be the case. He also tells how a man in Glencoe [Gleann Comhann] went to work in England and every day at the same time his dog went out to wait for him and wept until it eventually died.

Dates: October 1892