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Xeroxes of three manuscript music books containing airs collected by the sisters Margaret Douglas MacLean Clephane and Anna Jane Douglas MacLean Clephane of Torloisk, Mull.

 Series
Identifier: MS.14949(a)-(c)
Scope and Contents

The airs in the music books are drawn from a broad range of cultures, including Gaelic.

Dates: 1808-1825.

Yester Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.7058- is now MSS.14829-14830.

Yester papers.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.4862- is now MSS.14401-14825.
Dates: 16th century to 20th century.

Yester papers.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.1611- is now MSS.7001-7120, Ch.7566-7593.

Yester papers.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.1630- is now MSS.7001-7120 (part), Ch.7568-7593.

Yester papers, and papers concerning the Jacobites.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.1853- is now MSS.7001-7120 (part), Ch.7566-7593

Youthful poems of Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet of Ulbster, begun in 1770.

 File
Identifier: MS.2253
Scope and Contents

The poems include satires 'On Doctor Johnson not seeing a tree till he came to Aberdeen' and 'On Doctor Johnson abusing the Scots' (folio 4), and a poem in two cantos, 'In Ridicule of Dr. Johnsons tour through the western isles of Scotland' (folio 19).

Dates: 1770.

Yule collection, chiefly of Scottish manuscripts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but including a Book of Hours and some Persian manuscripts.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.3134-3185
Scope and Contents

Many of the papers are accompanied by transcripts or summaries by Alexander Macdonald.

Dates: 1552-19th century

'ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΟΝ ΔΩΡΟΝ [BASILIKON DORON], ò Instruciones, compuestos por ... Jaymes ... Rey de Ingalaterra ... Traduzidado de Ingles en Romance vulgar, y dirigido a la misma Magestad por su ... vassallo Juan Pemberton, gentilhombre, natural de la insigne Ciudad de Londres.'

 Item
Identifier: MS.3855
Scope and Contents

According to a note inside the end cover, the translator may have been a citizen and grocer who was a brother of Sir James Pemberton, Lord Mayor of London, 1611.

Dates: Early 17th century.

‘Συναγωγή’ iii-vi, viii, by Pappus of Alexandria.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.18.1.3
Scope and Contents The manuscript was probably written in Italy in the mid-16th century. One scribe wrote from the beginning to folio 94 verso, line 26; another from there to the end. The latter writes a more upright hand, with fewer ligatures, than the former. According to A P Treweek in `The Manuscript Tradition of the Collectio Mathematica’, 195, and what follows, the first scribe, possibly Camillus Venetus, also wrote Naples, Bibl. Naz.IIIc14 and Chicago, Newberry Libr.MS. 110, and copied this...
Dates: Mid 16th century.

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English 15848
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Scott, Walter, Sir, 1st Baronet of Abbotsford (poet and novelist) (1771-1832) 174
Grieve, Christopher Murray, 1892-1978 (poet, writer, and cultural activist, pseudonym Hugh MacDiarmid) 97
Mitchison, Naomi Mary Margaret, Baroness Mitchison, author, née Haldane, 1897-1999 91
Carlyle, Thomas, essayist and historian, 1795-1881 78
Burns, Robert (poet) (1759–1796) 69
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British Broadcasting Corporation 66
Roberts, David, painter, 1796-1864 46
Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, author, publisher, Governor-General of Canada, 1875-1940 44
Livingstone, David, explorer and missionary, 1813-1873 43
Brown, George Mackay (poet and writer) 40
Gunn, Neil Miller (author) 40
Stevenson, Robert Louis Balfour, novelist, 1850–1894 40
Stevenson, Ronald J, composer and pianist, 1928-2015 36
Bruce, George Robert, poet and broadcaster, 1909-2002 32
Spark, Muriel Sarah, Dame (née Camberg, author) 32
Gray, Alasdair (author) 31
Haig, Douglas, 1st Earl Haig, 1861-1928 31
Saltire Society 31
Hogg, James, the Ettrick Shepherd (Scottish poet, novelist and essayist) 30
Soutar, William (poet) 29
Carlyle, Jane Baillie Welsh, poet and writer, née Welsh, 1801-1866 27
Finlay, Ian Hamilton, poet and sculptor, 1925-2006 27
Hamilton, James Alexander Douglas-, Baron Selkirk of Douglas, solicitor and politician, b 1942 27
National Library of Scotland 25
Smith, Sydney Goodsir, poet, playwright, 1915-1975 25
Muir, Edwin, poet, 1887-1959 24
Church of Scotland 23
Cockburn, Henry, Lord Cockburn, Senator of the College of Justice, 1779-1854 23
Mackenzie, Sir Edward Montague Anthony Compton, Knight, author, formerly Compton, 1883-1972 23
Young, Douglas Cuthbert Colquhoun, poet, 1913-1973 23
Balfour, James, Sir, 1st Baronet of Denmilne and Kinnaird (antiquary) 22
Glen, Duncan Munro, editor and author, 1933-2008 22
Cunningham, Allan, miscellaneous writer, 1784-1842 21
Ewart, Gavin Buchanan, poet, 1916-1995 21
Primrose, Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery (statesman) 21
McLean, John David Ruari McDowall Hardie, typographer and author, 1917-2006 20
Morrison, David Ralston, Editor of 'Scotia Review', 1941-2012 20
Muir, Wilhelmina Johnston, née Anderson, author, pseudonym 'Agnes Neill Scott' , 1890-1970 20
Scottish National Party 20
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 20
Erskine, David Steuart, 11th Earl of Buchan (succ 1767), 1742-1829 19
Graham, William Sydney, poet, 1918-1986 19
Henderson, Hamish, poet and folklorist, 1919-2002 19
Linklater, Eric Robert Russell, author, 1899-1974 19
Lockhart, John Gibson (biographer of Scott) 19
Mavor, Osborne Henry, playwright, pseudonym James Bridie, 1888-1951 19
Campbell, Thomas (poet) 18
Jeffrey, Francis, Lord Jeffrey, Senator of the College of Justice, 1773-1850 18
MacGill-Eain, Somhairle (poet) 18
Mary, Queen of Scotland, 1542-1587 18
Scottish Film Council (SFC) 18
Tranter, Nigel Godwin , author, 1909-2000 18
Turnbull, Gael Lundin, poet and physician, 1928-2004 18
Annand, James King, poet, 1908-1993 17
Graham, Robert Bontine Cunninghame (of Gartmore and Ardoch, author, formerly Bontine) (1852-1936) 17
Morrison, Trevor, poet, d 2013 17
Scott, Thomas McLaughlin, poet and editor, 1918-1995 17
Stuart, Charles, Baron Stuart de Rothesay, 1779-1845 17
Wilkie, Sir David, Knight, painter, 1785-1841 17
Brown, Hamish Macmillan (author and mountaineer) 16
MacCaig, Norman Alexander, poet, 1910-1996 16
Macgregor, Forbes, poet and teacher, 1904-1991 16
Scottish Mountaineering Club 16
Sutherland, Robert Garioch, poet, pseudonym Robert Garioch, 1909-1981 16
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
Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant Wilson, novelist and biographer, née Wilson, 1828-1897 14
Smith, Iain Crichton (poet and author) 14
Stuart, Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir, Prince, 1720-1788 14
Ballantyne, James (printer) 13
Brown, John, author of "Rab" and physician 13
Douglas, family, of Cavers 13
Fowler, Alastair David Shaw, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh, b 1930 13
MacDonald, James Ramsay, statesman, 1866-1937 13
Macleod, Joseph Todd Gordon, poet and radio announcer, pseudonym Adam Drinan, 1903–1984 13
Meacham, Gwendoline Emily, Scottish nationalist, pseudonym Wendy Wood, 1892-1981 13
Bold, Alan Norman (poet, writer, critic and artist) 12
Mackenzie, Henry, author of "The Man of Feeling", 1745-1831 12
White, Kenneth, poet and writer, b 1936 12
Wilson, John, author and journalist, pseudonym Christopher North, 1785-1854 12
Brewster, Sir David, Knight, natural philosopher and academic administrator, 1781–1868 11
Cameron, Sir David Young, Knight, painter and etcher, 1865-1945 11
Chambers, Robert (publisher and writer) 11
Fermor, Patrick Michael Leigh, Sir, knight (travel writer and soldier) 11
Hay, George Campbell, poet, 1915-1984 11
James I, King of Great Britain and Ireland, 1566-1625 11
John Murray (publishers, London) 11
Mitchell, James Leslie, author, pseudonym Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 1901-1935 11
Morgan, Edwin George, Professor of English, University of Glasgow, and poet, 1920-2010 11
Paton, Sir Joseph Nöel, Knight, painter, 1821-1901 11
Blackie, John Stuart, Professor of Greek, University of Edinburgh, 1809-1895 10
Boswell, James, of Auchinleck, author, 1740–1795 10
Church of Scotland, Foreign Missions Board 10
Edinburgh International Festival 10
Fraser, George Sutherland, poet and critic, 1915-1980 10
Kemp, Robert, playwright and broadcaster, 1908-1967 10
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