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Commonplace-books

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

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Commonplace book of Elizabeth Steuart, c 1780-1800

 Item
Scope and Contents Commonplace book of Elizabeth Steuart. Mostly theological, undated.
Dates: c 1780-1800

Houstoun Family Album

 Item — Box CLX-A-1595
Identifier: Coll-2013
Content Description This is an album used as a sketchbook and a common-place book from the mid-19th century to the 1930s, created and compiled by two Scottish women of the same family. The first contributor is Caroline Elizabeth Houstoun (1840-1926), who filled the volume with well-spaced studies of landscapes and buildings in coloured pencil, pastel, and some watercolour. Some noteworthy sites include Inverness from the Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Euston Station in London, and Saint-Germain in Paris. The identity...
Dates: 1850s-1930s

Livre de Raison (Commonplace book)

 Collection — Box CLX-A-354
Identifier: Coll-1854
Content Description This outlandish and colourful manuscript volume is an exceptional resource to understand and study French popular culture in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Its contents are extremely varied, and include poems, oracles, lyrics of popular songs, proverbs and maxims, recipes, legal document templates, a formulary of letters, calendars, little stories and anecdotes, an account of Napoleon's return to France after his exile on Elba, and a dictionary for the interpretation of dreams. It refers...
Dates: c 1820-1830

Manuscript commonplace book compiled by M Massey, York Place

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1546
Scope and Contents The commonplace book may have been the work of M. Massy, York Place, Edinburgh - the name inscribed in first page. The written material contains original and transcribed matter. It is bound in original decorative brown morocco with all page edges gilt. There are gilt inner dentelles with repeated flower and urn design. Gilt spine and cover designs. There are clipped illustrations showing: the Gile Callum broadsword dance; Scottish Games, Tossing the caber; Clan Cameron; Clan Murray;...
Dates: 1860-1870

Manuscript scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations

 Item — Box CLX-A-1564, Folder: Coll-1805 / SC-Acc-2017-0037
Identifier: Coll-1805
Content Description This ms scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun is dated, Edinburgh, 17 September 1838, at the top of a preface. The volume is in two parts; the whole item containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations of monuments, seals, antiques, animals, and characters.From the beginning of the scrapbook, written by Colquhoun on the 17th of September 1838: "It had always been my chief wish, from my childhood upwards, that I might have a scrap-book of my own, to be filled with...
Dates: 17 September 1838

Manuscript volume. A birthday gift, Mary Catherine Tracy, c. 1864

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1482
Scope and Contents A manuscript volume written in black ink, with illuminated headings and initials. The volume of 131pp had been illustrated and sketched, according to the seller's notes, by Agnes L. Tracy and Isabel M. W. Tracy. It is bound in green cloth, and the front cover bears the initials MCT in gilt. There are seven illustrations and these are signed with the initials 'A.L.T'. and one is numbered '64', which may be the date 1864. The volume opens with a 'Dedication' beginning: These to our Mary , since...
Dates: 1863-1865

Material relating to the University studies of James K. Watson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1321
Scope and Contents The scrapbook or album (commonplace book) contains class cards, class certificates, notes and other printed matter relating to the study period of James Kenneth Watson at Edinburgh University - covering 1888-91, and subjects such as Chemistry, Practical Chemistry, Anatomy, Practical Anatomy, Anatomical demonstrations, Botany, Natural History, Institutes of Medicine, Practical Physiology, Practical Pathology, Practical Materia Medica, including Pharmacy, Materia Medica, General Pathology,...
Dates: 1885-1896

Medical Commonplace Book of George Brock

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1124
Scope and Contents The volume has the armorial book-plate of George Brock M.D. (Georgius Brock M.D.). The text in the volume begins with a quotation from Cullen, so the author of the manuscript was doubtless a follower or student of Cullen whose name is invoked several times subsequently. To begin with the text is concerned with materia medica and the nutritional qualities of foodstuffs. later the text is more various, with topics including physiology and also asphyxiation. A dispute within the Royal College of...
Dates: 1820

Ms common-place book containing 37 contributions including poems, hymns, drawings and prose items, c. 1831-1835

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1684
Scope and Contents A specifically prepared luxury volume as issued by Delarue, Cornish and Rock. Items include: 'Epitaph on professor Young of Glasgow'; 'The Traveller', a poem; 'List of Ministers names who are or have been in the Kirk of Scotland'; 'Translation of one of the Odes in the Media'; 'Hymns Constitutional de Portugal composta por Sua Altera Real Dom Pedro Quarto' with music; 'An essay upon an Apple', a poem; 'The Poets Bride', a poem, and 'Thine Album'.
Dates: 1831-1835

Ms volume of poems, songs and epigrams, Helen Duncan, c. 1815-1820

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1685
Scope and Contents Work in the ms volume includes an untitled piece, 'On Belinda', 'Epigram', 'The roof of straw', 'Verses by a young lady', and inserted loosley 'The little men'.

The volume is signed and dated 'Helen Duncan, October 12th 1818' on the front end paper.
Dates: 1815-1820