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Heraldry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Album of Arms, British and Foreign, with coloured plates, processions, battles, etc., chiefly in Dutch, also known as Michael Van Meer's Album Amicorum, 1614-1617

 Item
Identifier: La.III.283
Scope and Contents This exquisite manuscript of watercolour paintings gives a fascinating glimpse into the 17th century. Little is known of van Meer other than that he was a lieutenant in Hamburg who died on 13th October 1653. He clearly spent some time in London early in the century, as this album has numerous contemporary images of people and scenes in the capital city. The album amicorum (book of friends) is a kind of autograph book collected by early modern students or scholars from Germany or the Low...
Dates: 1614-1617

Bound volume containing French currency, letters, and a poem

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1932
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...
Dates: 1792-1862

MS 162: La Cedola del Terzo Monte dei Poveri della Magnifica Città di Perugia, 15th-16th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 162
Contents La Cedola del Terzo Monte dei Poveri della magnifica Città di Perugia ('The ordinances of the third Mount of Piety of the magnificent city of Perugia') is a document relating to the establishment of a Mount of Piety founded in Perugia in 1467. A Mount of Piety was a pawnbroking establishment run by the Church as a charity and intended to benefit the poors by lending small sums of money in exchange for an object which belonged to the client. One of the first of...
Dates: 15th-16th century

Notebook on 'The Baths of La Battaglia' by James Dennistoun

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1913
Scope and Contents Notebooks containing manuscript notes by James Dennistoun, on 'The Baths of La Battaglia & Neighbourhood', that is to say the saline springs of Battaglia Terme, in the region of Padua, Italy. It also contains a loose note entitled 'Note as to Petrarch's cat mummy at Arqua'.Contents of the notebooks, as described in a typed note at the beginning:- Description of the Baths, pp. 1-31- Description of places in neighbourhood, pp. 31-85- Ingredient & Efficacy of Springs,...
Dates: 1839

Papers in geography, science, and letters, 1743-1783

 Item
Identifier: Coll-205/2/3 (Dc.1.59)
Scope and Contents Extracts: some classes of herbs; Fundamenta Agroslographia (1781); Shell marle (1783); Plants growing on Inch Colm; Observable stars, with map of certain constellations (on reverse of disused accounts work); alchemy (for one Mr Mackenzie); balloon trips in France; Fortification (with drawing), from Gentleman's Magazine, 1743; Forsler's round-the-world trip, transcribed ca. 1780; Phlogisticated air, by Mr Scheele, transcribed 1782; What became of various academics by 1784; The downfall of...
Dates: 1743-1783

Papers of John Christison (1862-1894), 1871-1890

 Sub-Fonds — Box CLX-A-344
Identifier: Coll-1817/4
Scope and Contents This subfonds contains:
  1. Diary/journal, 1871-1874. (Holidays at Lochwood, Tarbet and St Fillans, etc. Mentions Prof. John Hughes Bennett at Tarbet.)
  2. Matriculation of arms of John Christison, dated 3 November 1890. On vellum, with seal attached.
Dates: 1871-1890

Personal papers of and relating to Kenneth Murchison, 1770-1938

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-51/2/1
Scope and Contents 1 Reproduction of portrait by Raeburn (advertisement in Connoisseur, November 1938), with letter of Henry Raeburn to K. Murchison, 2 July 1793. The price of the portait was 18.18s.0d. + frame £3.10s.6d. 4 items. 2 Probate of will. 5 fols, vellum. With Extracts, 3 fols. 3 Five certificates in surgery, midwifery, etc., London, 1771-1772. 4 Matriculation of armorial bearings, Edinburgh, Lyon Office, 16 June 1788, with seal, in...
Dates: 1770-1938