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Commonplace-books

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

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

2 Common-place books with medical receipts and prescriptions, and with gardening hints

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1555
Scope and Contents The common-place books are written in the same hand, largely, and are described as: 1 x common-place book, small 4to, with 174pp numbered, dating from 1817-1837, though a later style of handwriting on last unnumbered 4 pp feature the date 1849. Original lightly diced Russia, lacking spine. Manuscript medical receipts, prescriptions. Entries feature named Scottish doctors or Scottish periodicals. An extensive...

2 Victorian commonplace books 1850s

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1550
Scope and Contents One volume is covered in green binding, and is dated 25 December 1852. It is 'Mother's Christmas Book'. The first page is decorated with mistletoe. Subsequent pages are decorated with floral and natural themes. Some of the drawings are initialed 'HP'. There are lines entitled, 'The Elswick villains', 'To a soot flake', 'A legend of Marsden rocks', 'A paragraph on poetry', 'The Hanoverian brothers', 'The policeman's soliloquy', and 'A dream'. A second volume is covered in maroon...

Common-place book of Harriet Holmes, 1818

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1415
Scope and Contents No place of origin recorded. 1818-1820 4to., 98 pages (approx. 14,000 words) pen and ink drawings, entirely Holograph neat sloping hand, in contemp. red straight grain morocco, marbled paper sides, light wear. This Commonplace Book commenced at the very end of 1818 and continued only for a few months gives an interesting indication of the interests of a young woman in her early twenties. The subjects are mostly copied and mostly on topical subjects. They include articles on a...

Common-place book of original lyric verse

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1414
Scope and Contents 87 poems many adorned with pen and ink drawings and a few with attractive watercolour all relative to the text. No hint of place of origin.

Quarto. Manuscript written throughout in a neat hand imitating typeface. 120pp. A purpose produced 'album' volume in red calf, gilt, gilt border, and marbled edges.

Common-place book of S. H., with poems, epitaphs etc, from various sources, c. 1809-1810

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1683
Scope and Contents Small quarto, 43pp, in the original marbled paper covered wrappers. There are pieces written by Mason, and by Thomson. Others are taken from the Edinburgh Magazine and the Morning Post. Titles include, 'A Fragment', 'To a Lady on her Birthday', 'On a Lady who died in Childbirth 1778', 'The parting Lover', 'Woe', 'An inscription on the tomb of one Margaret Sect who died at Selkirk 12 miles from Newcastle 1728', and 'On Conjugal...

Commonplace-book and other family material relating to Rev. William Henderson Begg

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1517
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: 1 x commonplace book from c.1900: autograph manuscript, 155pp, which also have enclusures (notes, ephemera). Subjects include: art, aesthetic religion, creeds, calvinism, darwinism, equality, love, missions, Puritan, personality, Rome, reason, and scepticism There are also: ...

Commonplace book of Edith A. Vernon, 1859-1901

 Item — Box CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0114
Scope and Contents This interesting piece of Edinburgh educational history is a commonplace book composed in two periods, 1856 and from 1891-1901, from the teacher training college at Dairy House, Edinburgh and probably the Edinburgh Institution For The Education Of Young Ladies at 23, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.1856 entries make up a leavers book with a charming large collection of signed and dated entries of verse quotations, well-wishes and original prose/verse in English, German & French from school...

Commonplace book of Elizabeth Steuart, c 1780-1800

 Item
Scope and Contents Commonplace book of Elizabeth Steuart, Mainly theological, undated.

Commonplace book of Elizabeth Steuart, c 1780-1800

 Item
Scope and Contents Commonplace book of Elizabeth Steuart, Mainly theological, undated.

Commonplace book of Elizabeth Steuart, c 1780-1800

 Item
Scope and Contents Commonplace book of Elizabeth Steuart. Mostley theological, undated.