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Notebooks chiefly of John Purves., Mid 14th century-1961, undated.

Identifier: MSS.15565-15868

Scope and Contents

Most of the notebooks contain notes on a variety of subjects, only the more important of which are mentioned in descriptions.


  • Creation: Mid 14th century-1961, undated.

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304 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: Multiple languages


The notebooks are arranged as follows: MSS.15565-15642. English language and literature, Italian language. MSS.15643-15661. Italian language. MSS.15662-15752. Italian literature. MSS.15753-15758. Italian history. MSS.15759-15795, Cultural relations with Italy. MSS.15796-15805. South African literature. MSS.15806-15818. French literature. MSS.15819-15826. Dutch literature. MSS.15827-15830. Portuguese and Spanish literature. MSS.15831-15832. German literature. MS.15833. Polish and Czech literature. MSS.15834-15845. General literature. MSS.15846-15854. History. MSS.15855-15858. Biography. MSS.15859-15868. Miscellanea.

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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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