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Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 515 Collections and/or Records:

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

Autograph Letter Signed from Leonard Horner to his daughter Lady Mary Lyell, 31 July 1860

 Item — Box CLX-A-1705
Identifier: Coll-1848/22-0015
Scope and Contents

This is an autograph letter signed from the geologist and reformer Leonard Horner to his daughter Lady Mary Lyell, widow of Sir Charles Lyell, quoting letters from Thomas Longman and the son of Macvey Napier about an Edinburgh Review article on W. H. Prescott. The letter is dated 31 July 1860.

Dates: 31 July 1860

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 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...
Dates: 12 March 1834

Autograph letter signed from Walter de la Mare to Mr Wood, 20 September 1920

 Item — Box CLX-A-355
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0236
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...
Dates: 20 September 1920

Autograph signed letter from Charles Hotham to Sir Roderick Murchison

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1731
Scope and Contents Addressed from Port Philip Heads, Melbourne, 10 July 1855, the autograph letter signed by Sir Charles Hotham (then lieutenant governor of the Australian colony of Victoria) is to the geologist Sir Roderick Murchison (1792-1871).The letter begins with Hotham assuring Murchison that with regard to the 'pretensions' of 'Mr. Clarke' (meaning the geologist William Branwhite Clarke, 1798-1878), in claiming to have made the first discovery of gold in Australia, he is 'delighted' that...
Dates: 10 July 1855

Bangour Village Probationers' Engagement Book, 1935 - 1938

 Series
Identifier: LHB44/9a
Scope and Contents

Volume of form letters signed by probationer nurses and addressed to the Medical Superintendent of the Edinburgh District Asylum, Bangour Village.

Dates: 1935 - 1938