Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = Scotland
Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes and text for five lectures on geology. Sir Archibald Geikie placed civilisation, religion and mythology in the context of geological development, looking at geolgical formations and the processes and materials involved in their creation.
Scope and Contents The views are of: 6322 Oban, its harbour, and Mull, Scotland 6310 Loch Katrine Boat Landing, Highlands, Scotland 6303 Birthplace of Robert Burns, Ayr, Scotland 6297 The Bonnie Doon, Burns' Lullaby, Ayr, Scotland 6292 Melrose Abbey, Scotland 6280 Sir William Wallace's Prison, Dumbarton Castle, Scotland 6238 John...
Item — Box PC5/Top: Series Coll-1167/B
Scope and Contents A frieze created by William Gordon Burn-Murdoch showing the Succession of Scottish Kings and the Principal Figures of their Reigns, from the Time of Duncan and MacBeth, in their Proper Arms and Costumes. This frieze was displayed in the Scotland Room at the Outlook Tower. A small reproducation was shown in Geddes' "Cities and Town Planning Exhibition."
Scope and Contents One portion of the item Coll-1167/B/7/1 was carved in white marble intended for a frieze around Edinburgh Castle Esplanade's reservoir.
Scope and Contents Old facsimile of an account of the value of Scots money, showihg the value of pure silver, alloy and Scots money, under the heading "A Pound Weight of Silver Coin consisted of.." - arranged in columns and dated according to Statutes issued between 1107 and 1756.
Dates: c 1914
Content Description This is an album of sketches by Sir James Skene of Rubislaw (1775-1864), comprising approximately 420 sketches. A talented amateur artist, James Skene of Rubislaw was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott who accompanied him on riding excursions to localities that Scott planned to feature in his novels and poems. There, at Scott’s suggestion, Skene made sketches of landscapes and buildings that Scott then used as an inspiration and aide-memoire for his own work. Many of the sketches in this album...
Dates: c 1804-c 1830
Scope and Contents Portrait of Amos Cruickshank a 19th century Scottish Shorthorn cattle breeder.
Scope and Contents Photograph of an elderly Scottish shepherd, aged 104, sitting on a bench with several sheep skins on his lap in the late 19th or early 20th century.
Scope and Contents Four photographs and an article on Andrew Carnegie from the early 20th century. One photograph shows him in his office in New York; the Castellated Mansion in northern Scotland where he lived in his later life; the city of Pittsburgh, where he accumulated his fortune; and a caracature of him by C. de Fonaro.
Item — Box CLX-A-1702
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a letter written, in French, by Colin Maclaurin, to Jean-Jacques d’Ortous de Mairan, Perpetual Secretary of the French Académie des Sciences. Maclaurin first discusses his major work, the Treatise of Fluxions (1742), a rigorous and systematic defence of Newtonian calculus. Maclaurin acknowledges that foreign readers might be surprised by his methodology but explains that he wished to meet potential scientific and philosophical...
Dates: 5 February 1743