Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
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Inventory and valuation of household furniture and other effects at 'The Whim', Lamancha, Peebles, made for fire insurance purposes, 1911
Scope and Contents The ts volume is entitled Inventory and Valuation of Household Furniture and other Effects within 'The Whim', Lamancha, made for Fire Insurance Purposes, 5th September 1911. It was drawn up and signed [p.194] by Alexander Dowell, Edinburgh, a Licensed Appraiser, for John Maitland Thomson.Bound volume, 195pp, with index. Inventory and valuation of: Attic, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Closets, Corridor, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Dressing Rooms, Entrance Hall,...
Memorandum: suggestions for an excambion between the Parochial Board and the Managers of REH, 10 Dec 1888
Scope and Contents Memorandum of suggestions for an excambion between the Parochial Board of the City of Edinburgh and the Managers of the Royal Edinburgh Asylum. Printed copy of the agreement between the two parties to effectively exchange land the Hospital owned as part of the Craig House estate for Easter Craiglockhart Hill.
Dates: 10 Dec 1888
Scope and Contents 1 Various documents on John Murchison, Col. Donald Murchison, the Glenshiel Affair, Gaelic songs, and monument to D.M. 2 Various documents re Tarradale, c.1810-1820. 3 Various documents re Tarradale, c.1812-1815. 4 Various documents re Tarradale, July 1815. 5 Various documents re Col. RM.McGregor's estate, 1831-1836. 6 Various documents re McGregor, Massie, etc., 1811-1850. 7 Small notebook labelled: 'Early memoranda of old war from...
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...
Stories about John Morison, tacksman of Bragar and Roderick Morison, An Clàrsair Dall, including two poems, 1873
Scope and Contents Story noted as being 'heard from a old man in Shiabost Lewis [Shawbost, Eilean Leòdhais] who spoke all he spoke in sean fhacail' about Iain mac Urach 'ic Ailein [John Morison], Shiabost and a servant girl who went missing having said she was afraid to go to the well alone. He went to the well but was pulled down by a man who told him to go to Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh] and meet with Mac Coinnich Bhra'ain [The Brahan Seer] and ask for Siatar na h-Airde [Shiabost bho Thuath/Shawbost, Eilean...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how MacMhurich is coming back from Rum [Rhum] when 'gille glas' asks if MacMhuirich will take him as far as Uist [Uibhist]. Reluctantly, MacMhuirich agrees exchanging some balast for the gille glas. En route water starts coming in so all are called upon to bale out the vessel but to no avail. The gille glas takes control of the steering...
Dates: 29 January 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Saothach Maoldonaich' in which 'Fear Shanntrai' [Fear Shanndraigh/tacksman of Sanndray] finds a wrecked vessel and removes all the gold from it. He buried it in Caolas, Vat[ersay] [Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] a grieve was also burying the cask of 14 gills. Both men died men 'died in a fever rather suddenly'. Property was left to MacNeil of Barra, his nephew, but when the creditors heard about it they wanted to take it. Fear Shanntraigh said he would build [a barrier of gold] from Port...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for 'Fad-seilbh = Infeftment' describing it as 'handing over ground to another by handing him a handful of earth.'