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Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 107 Collections and/or Records:

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

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 Society...
Dates: c 1858-1934

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 Andrew Lang to Walter Leaf, late 19th-early 20th century (before 1912)

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0038
Scope and Contents Fine Autograph Letter Signed to "Dear Leaf' (Walter Leaf, 1852-1927, Businessman & Banker), in which he "accept[s] and shall injest, the 'belief in' emendation, and the French Republic in your review. But do you think your society does know a lot of the historical matter? They keep their science pretty dark. I own I think that the coincidence of stories does point to sort of facts, either genuine, hallucination, or conjuring, for where conditions very so much as between Australian, New...
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century (before 1912)

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 to the Earl...
Dates: 27 June 1748

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 of the...
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

Autograph Letter Signed from Sophia Jex-Blake to an unnamed correspondent, late 19th century-early 20th century

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0039
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent returning "the original lists from Lyons & Montpelier, & also a list of all the women we know of from books who are not in any official list. I think among these latter you will find one or more students at each University mentioned in the Record ... ", with a note in another hand at the head saying "Here is a whole letter from your friend. P.F.", 2 sides 8vo., no place, 16th July, no year.
Dates: late 19th century-early 20th century

Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas Carlyle to H. Grant, September 1935

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0027
Scope and Contents Autograpg Letter Signed from Thomas Carlyle, Regent Street, to H. Grant, Gray's Inn, Friday, dated in another hand September 1835.The letter reads: "I was this far on my road to the J. H. [?] but find now it will not do. Unluckily we are all engaged tonight. I should like much to see Garnier again (whom I did not suspect to be in town at present), could he not contrive to call on me, any day - before Sunday, which indeed I grieve to see is but one solitary...
Dates: September 1935

Autograph letter signed from Thomas Murray to John Ramsay McCulloch, 12 March 1834

 Item — Box CLX-A-355
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0237
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...
Dates: 12 March 1834