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Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Hand coloured engraving from Flora Danica, 19th century

Identifier: Coll-1619/16
Scope and Contents

Hand coloured engraving from Flora Danica, plate CCLXXX (280) - (Arundo Calamagrostis L. = Calamagrostis lanceolata).

Dates: 19th century

Hand coloured engraving from Georg Christian Oeder's Flora Danica, 19th century

Identifier: Coll-1619/31
Scope and Contents

Hand-coloured engraving from Georg Christian Oeder's Flora Danica, plate 291.

Dates: 19th century
H.M.S. Challenger Moored at St. Paul's Rocks, Aug 28/73
H.M.S. Challenger Moored at St. Paul's Roc...

HMS Challenger Papers

Identifier: Coll-46
Scope and Contents At Gen.28-31 the Challenger Papers contain sheets of plates illustrating various marine life forms, and original drawings of marine life forms; engravings, lithographs, photographs, etc. of marine life forms; drawing and engravings of Challenger equipment; and, statistical material, graphs, charts and maps. There are drawings, engravings and photographs of Challenger personnel at various tasks, and of Challenger and its interiors; and, pictures of people and places (not Challenger...
Dates: 1872-1876

Kean, Ellen, [Before 1875]

Identifier: Coll-1989/34
Scope and Contents Two autograph letters signed from Ellen Kean to Mary Horner Lyell, no year.1. Letter dated 20 March: "Our new bloodthirsty melodrama has so taken the people that we do it every night and this I regret to say will prevent our being with [you] as we anticipated. You must come and see our horrors. Charles is such a villain [...]" (20 March).2. Letter dated 2 December: "I am disappointed at not being with you tonight but I feel so very unwell from the effects of Influenza...
Dates: [Before 1875]

Lawrence, Abbot, 5 February 1850

Identifier: Coll-1989/38
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from Abbot Lawrence to Sir Charles Lyell, dated 5 February 1850, Piccadilly, London: "I need not say to you that I am greatly obliged for your kind note. If I were in condition to dine out, I should avail myself of the honor and the pleasure of your invitation. I wish very much to meet the persons composing your society. I have not yet ventured to walk out, but I drive every day. My health is improving rapidly, and I hope very soon to be able to go among men again....
Dates: 5 February 1850

Malkiewicz Collection - Manuscripts

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1574
Scope and Contents Covering six centuries (15th-20th), the material donated by Andrew Malkiewicz is composed of the following set of (largely French language) manuscript letters, missives, declarations, proclamations and engravings, including those relating to: King Philip II of Spain; Charles IX of France; the business of Alessandro Farnese (1520-1589), Cardinal and diplomat; the d'Este family of Italy; Napoleon Bonaparte; Louis Bonaparte; Karl Johan Bernadotte; the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period...
Dates: 1437-1913

Panorama of London from the roof of the Albion Flour Mills

Identifier: Coll-2092
Content Description

This is a small panorama in six panels showing a 360 degree view of London, centred on St. Paul's, seen from across the Thames. Aquatint engraving by Frederick Birnie, based on drawings by Henry Aston Barker, which were used to create the full-size panorama shown in Robert Barker's public panorama in 1792.

Dates: 1792

Peepshow depicting a library, by Martin Engelbrecht

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-2048
Content Description This is an eighteenth-century perspective view (also called "peepshow", or in the original German Guckkastendioramen) produced by German engraver and publisher Martin Engelbrecht. Printed on thin paper, from etched copper plates, and coloured in watercolour, it depicts a miniature contemporary library, complete with library users reading, discoursing, or simply admiring the shelves.Martin Engelbrecht of Augsburg, Germany started creating...
Dates: 18th century

Photograph album in connection with the University of Edinburgh, 1832-1883

Identifier: Coll-1848/23-0160
Scope and Contents This is a large photograph album, mostly empty, dating from the 19th century and containing seven photographs and one engraving.The first photograph shows the "Old High School" building, now occupied by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. It is captioned: "Old High School, now a part of Surgical Ward of the Edinburgh Infirmary, 1878". This is followed by portraits of older men; the only ones captioned are: William Ferguson[?] (possibly Sir William Fergusson (1808 -1877),...
Dates: 1832-1883

Scott Moncrieff family letters and legal documents

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1803
Content Description The archive contains many letters from, to, and between members of the Scott Moncreiff family including Robert Scott Moncreiff of Fossaway and his wife, Susan, and others of the family. The letters are mostly 19th century, some 18th century, and earlier.There is also a quantity of manuscript letters, legal documents, and printed matter relating to the Scott Moncreiffs of Yair and Fossaway, Perthshire... including instruments of sasine, and share certificates, the former in favour...
Dates: 1662-1860