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Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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 Society...
Item — Box CLX-A-353
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.
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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 to the Earl...
Item — Box CLX-A-1126
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...
Item — Box CLX-A-355
Scope and Contents An interesting letter giving an insight into the relationship between Murray and the political economist John Ramsay McCulloch (1789'-1864), who imbued him with 'a taste for political economy' (ODNB). In his letter Murray explains that his friends had recently presented him with a piece of plate in thanks for a course of lectures at Edinburgh on history and political economy ('the science of which you are the ornament'). Murray is sure that McCulloch 'would have been delighted to learn that any...
Item — Box CLX-A-355
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Wood, thanking him for his letter and saying he is "sorry you will be obliged to omit some of the poems you selected, but of course there's no help for it. May one of the others be substituted for Bunches of Grapes which has already been over-used? Have you written to Longman's? I'm afraid they will want a fee - but please tell them you have made arrangements with me. The poems from Peacock Pie I have Complete Control - as far as anthologies etc are concerned ......
Scope and Contents Gathering of loose French currency (assignats), letters, offprints, and a manuscript poem bound in a volume. The reasons behind the gathering of these items are unclear.- Assignats are a short-lived type of French 'fiat money' used during the time of the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars, which resemble bank notes. There are four assignats in this volume, each of different...
Scope and Contents Contains: letters to Ewart from his son G.A ('Arthur') Ewart; reports to Ewart about Arthur from Clifton College, including two school reports; one letter to Ewart from his nephew J.A Ewart' (1902); three letters from a 'J. Ewart' of Edinburgh requesting genealogical info on the Cossar Ewart name (1888-1897); press cutting from the Scotsman containing the text of the Promotor's address at the conferment of Ewart's LL.D degree by the University of Edinburgh (June 29...
Series — CLX-A-351: Series Coll-1835/21
Scope and Contents Correspondence in Chinese and in English, and coloured sketch of the Porcelain Tower in Nanking. There is little information on the origin and context of the documents. One of the letters has the following annotation: 'Letter to Rt from Dong - a chinese baptised ... from Ninqho who visited Edinburgh along with Dr McGowan in Oct Nov and Dec 1859 signed (Dong Patzai) translated by Dr McGowan'.