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Historians

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: External Id = sh 85061091,Created For = AMS

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Brief account of Mr Bowers escape from the Inquisition

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1478
Scope and Contents This 12pp manuscript (in contemporary marbled wrappers) of a copy of Bower's escape appears to date from after 1763, and could have been the work of a young person copying out the text as an advanced form of exercise. It does not include a final short paragraph found in other copies of this manuscript, but it is the only one containing verses at the end of the document. Written on the inside front wrapper is the name: F. or T. Coole, or Hoole. The manuscript is headed: 'A BRIEF...

Letter, 16 November 1815, to James Chalmer, signed by Adam Ferguson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1487
Scope and Contents The body of the letter is probably in the hand of a secretary, although the signature itself is thought to be that of Adam Ferguson. The letter dated 16 November 1815, St. Andrews, was written only 3-months or so before his death. The letter is to 'Dear Sir' and bears the address, James Chalmer Esq.r. / Abingdon Street / Westminster / London The letter refers to how on 'the other leaf of this paper' there is 'the original of a letter' which will explain itself. 'How a claim of mine...

Minute books, accounts, and meetings of the Historical Association of Scotland

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1515
Scope and Contents 4 notebook volumes containing manuscript notes, being: Minute notebook. Historical Association of Scotland. Edinburgh and South East of Scotland Branch. 1911-1920 Minute notebook. Historical Association of Scotland. Edinburgh Branch. Session 1920-1921 to Annual meeting 1937 Statements of accounts. Historical Association of Scotland. Edinburgh and South East of Scotland Branch....

Proofs of the descriptive catalogue of Western Mediaeval Manuscripts by Catherine R. Borland

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1192
Identifier: Coll-1453
Scope and Contents The collection of proofs is composed of the title page and duplicates of Plates I-XII of Borland's catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Edinburgh University Library (catalogue available online (external link)).There is also a covering letter from D. Campbell (T. and A. Constable; University Press) dated and placed at Edinburgh 30 October 1915, to Miss C. R. Borland, 149 Warrender Park...

The Laing Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: La
Scope and Contents After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.