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Calligraphy

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

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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...
Dates: c 1858-1934

Esther Inglis, "A Treatise of Preparation to the Holy Supper and of our only Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ", 1608 (dated)

 Item
Identifier: La.III.75
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains a prose religious treatise, copied by Esther Inglis as a gift for Sir David Murray of Gorthy (1567-1629), her friend and companion to the Prince Henry. Sir David Murray was the recipient of three of Inglis’ manuscripts, with this being the first; the others are a Book of Psalms prepared in 1612 (now Wormsley Library, Oxfordshire, BM 1851), and a miniature illuminated manuscript of the "Quatrains of Guy du Faur" (now British Library, MS Harley 4324). The text itself...
Dates: 1608 (dated)

Esther Inglis, "Les Quatrains du Sieur de Pybrac", 1607 (dated)

 Item
Identifier: La.III.439
Scope and Contents This manuscript contains the popular religious and moral Quatrains written by Guy du Faur, Seigneur de Pybrac. This calligraphic copy of the Quatrains was produced by Esther Inglis as a gift for the New Year ("pour ses estrennes"), offered to Robert Cecil (1563-1612), 1st Earl of Salisbury. It is one of Esther Inglis’ floral, illuminated manuscripts, which she produces between 1600 and 1608. Within her corpus of...
Dates: 1607 (dated)
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Esther Inglis, "Livret traittant de la grandeur de Dieu et de la cognoissance qu’on peut avoir de luy par ses oeuvres", 1592

 Item
Identifier: La.III.440
Scope and Contents This manuscript is a decorative copy of Pierre Du Val’s De la grandeur de Dieu et de la cognoissance qu’on peut avoir de luy par ses oeuvres, first published at Paris in 1553. Written by Esther Inglis in 1592, when she was around 22 years old, it forms part of a group of manuscripts produced between 1586 and 1592 which show her early experiments calligraphy and print imitation. The other manuscripts in this group are now British Library, MS Sloane 987 (...
Dates: 1592
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Esther Inglis, "Vincula Unionis sive scita Britannicae id est De Unione insulae Britannicae tractatus secundus. Per David Humium Theagrium", 1605

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Identifier: La.III.249
Scope and Contents The manuscript is a presentation copy of Book 2 of the ‘Treatise on Union’ composed by David Hume of Godscroft (1558-c.1630), intended for King James VI/I and Prince Henry Frederick. Hume was an important humanist scholar, political theorist, and Neo-Latin poet in Jacobean Scotland. His De Unione insulae Britannicae advocates for the closer political union of England and Scotland, and the formation of a new Britain. As seen on the title-page of this...
Dates: 1605

Illuminated calligraphic manuscript entitled "A Selection from the Collects", by Louisa Mary Freeman, c 1880

 Item
Identifier: Ms.Add.5
Scope and Contents

This is a manuscript entitled "A Selection from the Collects", by Louisa Mary Freeman. Each page is highly illuminated, and includes a prayer and a note indicating when to recite said prayer (for example 'Sixth Sunday after Epiphany', and 'Ninth Sunday after Trinity'), a decorated initial, and richly illuminated borders.


Also includes a contemporary carte de visite portrait of Louisa Mary Freeman, taken by Hennah & Kent in Brighton.

Dates: c 1880
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Specimens of calligraphic styles of writing, 1570-1624 (approximate)

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Identifier: La.III.522
Scope and Contents MS La.III.522 is a composite manuscript of late-sixteenth and/or early-seventeenth century pieces of calligraphy, assembled by a later collector. The bulk of the manuscript is a combination of two different calligraphic alphabets with sample-texts, which follow the aspect and structure of early-modern writing-books. One of these decorative alphabets is composed of gothic, knotwork intials, while the other is structured by Roman capital letters against backgrounds of delicate, swirling vines....
Dates: 1570-1624 (approximate)