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 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 194 Collections and/or Records:

2 letter-books of an unidentified Scottish law firm

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1531
Identifier: Coll-1699
Content Description

The correspondence suggests that this was an Edinburgh-based law practice, with the majority of letters emanating from city addresses.


There are 2 volumes with information on the spines showing: "Letter Book No. 3 - 18th May 1956 - 21st Aug. 1956"; and "Letter Book No. 5 - 9th Dec. 1956 - 31st Mar. 1957".


The volumes came from The Solicitors' Law Stationery Society Ltd., Hope Street, Glasgow. They hold reference numbers: No.5354 Date.1956 & 4525/57

Dates: 1956-1957

17th century letter from London to Leith, 14 April 1666

 File
Identifier: Coll-1383/2/3
Scope and Contents

Letter sent to a Mr Richard Harris in Leith, signed by Francis Dashwood in London, April 14th 1666. Dashwood takes notice that Harris has received the first silk he sent from London to Leith.

Dates: 14 April 1666

Albums containing autograph letters to Sir Charles Lyell and family, and portraits of the writers, compiled by Leonard Lyell

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1997
Content Description This collection consists of two albums compiled by Leonard Lyell, nephew of Charles Lyell and son of Katherine Mary Lyell. The volumes contain letters sent by many leading scientists and scholars of the 19th century to Sir Charles Lyell and others in his family, such as his wife Mary, the elder Charles Lyell, Mary’s father Leonard Horner, and his brother Francis Horner. In both albums, most of the letters are accompanied by a facing photograph or portrait print of the letter’s...
Dates: 1805-1899

Assorted drafts, correspondence, etc., c 1858-1934

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW487
Scope and Contents A varied assortment of papers, much of it ethnographic and folklore material handwritten by Alexander Carmichael. Also includes: printer's copies of letters and symbols used in the Carmina Gadelica; printers proofs of Carmichael's work 'Grazing and Agrestic Customs of the Outer Hebrides', written for the Crofting Commission report, 1884; several complaints addressed to the Sheriff of the county of Inverness; assorted newspaper cuttings; ephemera from various events, such as the Gaelic...
Dates: c 1858-1934

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

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1532
Identifier: Coll-1718
Scope and Contents

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 from William Steven to J. Leslie, 11 November 1836

 Item — Box CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0168
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter from William Steven, author of 'The history of the Scottish church in Holland', to the bookseller J. Leslie, discussing the library at the Scots international church, proposals to create a printed catalogue and requesting additional books.

Dates: 11 November 1836

Autograph Letter Signed from David Oliphant to David Covingrie of Newark, 27 June 1748

 Item — Box CLX-A-355
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0241
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from David Oliphant to David Covingtrie of Newark (Orkney), from Charles Town (nowadays Charleston, South Carolina), dated June 27th 1748.This relic of colonial America links two Scottish Jacobites across the ocean. David Oliphant, a medical man, made some impact on South Caroline society, and was tutor to Charles Pinckney - 37th Governor of South Carolina. The addressee was a member of a family of lairds and merchants in Orkney, who, in their opposition...
Dates: 27 June 1748

Autograph letter signed from James Simpson to Dr Barham, 3 January 1866

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/22-0017
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from Sir James Young Simpson to Dr Barham, Edinburgh, 3 January 1866, on the subject of Dr Barham's antique tin marked with a symbol that Simpson is trying to decipher.In the letter, Simpson tells Barham that "Professor Stephens of Copenhagen is here at pressent, & has told us at the Antiquarian Society that your jug of tin ... has upon it this mark X which he reads as a rune in old English meaning ST which he believes to mean Stan or Stone - the name...
Dates: 3 January 1866

Autograph Letter Signed from John Murry to "Dear Eddie", early/mid-20th century

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0037
Scope and Contents Affectionate Autograph Letter Signed from John Murry to "Dear Eddie", asking his correspondent to "do what you can with these two books? The Vigo anthology was edited by W.W.G. I shall probably be up again on Friday. Shall we see each other? I think that Ihlee is extraordinary good - now that I have seen more of his work." Ructon Cottage, near Chichester, Wednesday, no year. Signed with Murry's nickname "Jack Tiger"."Ihlee" is Rudolph Ihlee (1883-1968), an artist who was a member...
Dates: early/mid-20th century

Autograph letter signed from John Scott to Walter Scott, merchant in Kelso, 17 March 2019

 Item — Box CLX-A-1126
Identifier: Coll-1848/19-0103
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed by John Scott, sent from Edinburgh to his brother Walter Scott (1653-1729, grandfather of Sir Walter Scott and merchant in Kelso) on the 24th March 1708. It answers one he received on the 15th, and regards arrangements concerning heritable rights to land, and moveables from a deceased estate. He expresses surprise, and refers to jealousies, and the matter may be in the process of resolution. A note on the back reads: 'letter from John Scot [sic] to his brother Walter...
Dates: 17 March 2019