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13th-century manuscript, produced in France, containing the 'Perceval' of Chrétien de Troyes, with the First and Second Continuations and the Continuation of Manessier.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.19.1.5
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in France containing the 'Perceval' of Chrétien de Troyes, with the First and Second Continuations and the Continuation of Manessier. The manuscript is the work of one scribe and is written in two columns of 40 lines.The place of production of the manuscript has been attributed by Hilka (1932), Micha (1939) and Roach (1949) to the eastern part of France based on the language. Nixon reports that more recent scholarship has localised the manuscript to the border...
Dates: 13th century.

13th-century prayer book from France, probably according to the Use of Paris

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.22
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Noted masses from the Nativity to Holy Innocents (folio 1). Leaves following the epistle for Holy Innocents are missing.(ii) Capitula for the Sanctorale and Common of Saints (folio 11). Leaves are missing at the beginning: the surviving text starts with the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.(iii) Collects for the Temporale, Sanctorale and Common of Saints (folio 16). There are lacunae between the Octave of...
Dates: Late 13th century.

14 charters.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.7059
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Including:

charter, 1357, of David II

confirmation, 1404, of Robert, Duke of Albany

document, circa 1547-circa 1571, in fine italic hand issued by John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews.

Dates: 1357-1658.

14 letters and two discharges concerning the Scottish Church, Rotterdam, collected by Rev Dr William Steven.

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Identifier: Acc.13027
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Includes letter, 1844, of Bell and Bradfute, to William Steven concerning his "Memoir of George Heriot" with a copy of his reply and his account with the firm, 1848-1856.

Dates: 1632-1856.

14 letters of Frederick Bailey to Robert Bell.

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Identifier: Acc.7442
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Concerning affairs of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Dates: 1894-1908.

14 letters of Sir J M Barrie to Sir William Nicholson.

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Identifier: Acc.4165- is now MS.9765.
Dates: 1904-1935 and undated.

14 letters to William Bell Scott.

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Identifier: Acc.7292
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From the British Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery, and other institutions, concerning donations by Scott of paintings and books.

Dates: 1878-1887.

14 volumes of press cuttings compiled by Dr Lachlan Grant concerning social conditions in the Highlands.

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Identifier: Acc.12187/1-14
Scope and Contents Dr Lachlan Grant MD (1871-1945) was born in Renfrewshire, spent much of his youth in Argyll, and graduated from Edinburgh University in 1896. He took a Diploma in Public Health in 1911 and in 1921 became a Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. He was Medical Officer for Ballachulish and Kinlochleven, bacteriologist to Argyll County Council and consulting medical officer to British Aluminium, Kinlochleven. He came to note nationally as the founder of the Highland...
Dates: 1902-1993.

14th-century manuscript containing the 'Lectura Clementinarum', 'Liber Sextus', and part of the 'Lectura Decretalium' of Zenzelinus de Cassanis, as well as a 15th-century insertion of the 'Arbor Actionum' of Johannes Bassianus.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.10.1.3
Scope and Contents A manuscript containing a collection of works on canon law by Zenzelinus de Cassanis. According to Dolezalek, the work was written in Italy some time after 1328 and probably illuminated in either France or England. The manuscript is written in Littera Bononiensis in double columns of 70 lines each.The contents of the manuscript are as follows:Later insertions of a 15th century example of the 'Arbor Actionum' of Johannes Bassianus, probably written in the hand of...
Dates: 14th century, after 1328.

14th-century manuscript of Books 1-5 of the 'Consuetudines Normanniae', the laws and customs of Normandy from the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.28.6.2
Scope and Contents 14th-century manuscript containing Books 1-5 of the 'Consuetudines Normanniae', the laws and customs of Normandy from the 13th and 14th centuries. The Summary Catalogue of the National Library of Scotland suggests that the manuscript was written in France. Dolezalek has suggested that England may be the place of production. The manuscript is the work of one scribe and is written in a small gothic bookhand in double columns of 31 lines each.On folio 1r is a...
Dates: 14th century.

14th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Arbroath Abbey, also known as the 'Registrum Vetus'.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.2
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland recording grants relating to the Tironensian Abbey of Arbroath. The material present roughly covers the years 1178 to 1329, with some later insertions and additions. The manuscript consists of copies of royal, episcopal, papal and other charters, arranged partly by reigns and partly by grantors. Borland also notes that it contains many notices of the Culdees, especially in connection with their convent at Abernethy and with the Cathedral at Brechin. Davis...
Dates: Mid 14th century.

14th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Balmerino Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.5.3
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in Scotland, probably in the first half of the 14th century. Davis has dated the work to some time after 1331 with some later additions. The work was written for use of the Cistercian Abbey of Balmerino, founded circa 1227 and dissolved in 1603.The chartulary is arranged into two sections. Folios 1r-20r contain royal and other charters; folios 21v-27v contain papal privileges to the abbey and Cistercian Order.The work is multi-scribal...
Dates: 14th century, after 1331.

14th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Newbattle Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.13
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland containing charters relating to the Cistercian Abbey of Newbattle, founded in 1140 and dissolved in 1587.Davis has dated the manuscript to after 1339. The manuscript is multi-scribal and has been written in a variety of charter hands, with frequent marginal annotations.The manuscript is arranged topographically and includes copies of royal and episcopal charters, as well as papal charters to the abbey and Cistercian Order. These...
Dates: 14th century, after 1339.

14th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Scone Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.3.29
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland containing documents relating to the Augustinian Abbey of Scone covering the years 1164-1326. The chartulary is wanting several leaves and is bound out of order. It contains copies of 83 papal, royal, and episcopal charters; however, many of the witness lists have been omitted.The documents are written in a variety of contemporary charter hands with 28 lines to a page. Davis has dated the manuscript to the 2nd quarter of the 14th century....
Dates: 14th century.

14th-century manuscript of the `Historia Anglorum` of Henry of Huntingdon.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.33.5.2
Scope and Contents It contains prologue (folio 1) and books 1-10 (folios 2, 17, 29 verso, 46 verso , 60 verso, 75, 91, 106, 128 verso, 142); the end of book 9 is missing (from page xxvi, paragraph 19, 1.6 in T Arnold’s edition, who prints only extracts of this book), and of book 10 only a single leaf remains (page 276, paragraph 20, 1.10-page 279, paragraph 3 in Arnold).The text is written by one hand as far as folio 131; the remainder is by another contemporary, smaller hand, who uses a different...
Dates: 14th century.

14th-century manuscript of the 'Historia Anglorum' of Henry of Huntingdon.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.33.5.4
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains prologue (folio 1) and books 1-7 (folios 2, 12 verso, 23 verso, 38 verso, 50 verso, 64, 76 verso), ending in the year 1138, the first 11 paragraphs of the later book 8 being included in book 7 (cf. Arnold, pages xii, xxxix note 3). Book-numbers are added at the tops of folios 315 and 24 only.There are initials throughout; that of the prologue is zoomorphic, and that of book 1 more elaborate than the rest. On folios 1-20 they are in red and/or green, with a...
Dates: 14th century.

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Linklater, Eric Robert Russell, author, 1899-1974 19
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Campbell, Thomas (poet) 18
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Mary, Queen of Scotland, 1542-1587 18
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Scottish Mountaineering Club 16
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Beattie, William, Librarian of the National Library of Scotland, 1903-1986 15
Gordon, Seton Paul, naturalist and author, 1886-1977 15
Hume, David, philosopher, 1711-1776 15
Raffalovich, Marc André, poet, 1864-1934 15
Scott, Francis George, composer, 1880-1958 15
Jamieson, Morley, Edinburgh, bookseller, fl 1940-1988 14
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Stuart, Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir, Prince, 1720-1788 14
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Meacham, Gwendoline Emily, Scottish nationalist, pseudonym Wendy Wood, 1892-1981 13
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Fraser, George Sutherland, poet and critic, 1915-1980 10
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