Commonplace book of Alexander Keith of Ravelston, (died 1751), but written in more than one hand. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.21186
Level of Description
Item

Dates

  • 1684-?1688. (Creation)

Extents

  • 195 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The commonplace book contains Latin poetry (including extracts from Horace, Virgil and Juvenal), songs, prose and exercises; astronomical, navigational, and mathematical notes and exercises, with some diagrams and tables; notes on the art of gunnery; some common psalm tunes; prayers; English proverbs, verse and poetry; extracts from a guide to the education of children and youth; instructions concerning card tricks; some verse attributed to the 1st Marquis of Montrose and notes on his role in the Civil War; lines on the death of Charles II and some sketches, including one of Sir William Wallace.

  • Arrangement

    195 folios.

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