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15th-century manuscript of the 'Moralia in Job' of Pope Gregory I.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.2.6
Scope and Contents Manuscript written in Scotland containing Books XXIII-XXXV of Pope Gregory I's 'Commentary on Job', also known as the 'Moralia, sive Expositio in Job', or the 'Magna Moralia'.The manuscript was written in the 15th century, before 1483, at which date it was donated to Dunkeld Cathedral. Watermark evidence also suggests a date of the latter half of the 15th century.The work is written in double columns on folios 1r-15v and in a single block of text from folios 16r-187r,...
Dates: 15th century, before 1483.

15th-century manuscript of uncertain origin which contains miscellaneous works, mostly theological

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.8.5
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) A version of the first two parts of the `Secretum Secretorum`. It corresponds to the text published in ‘Opera ... Rogeri Baconi’, fascicle V, pages 38-75, but is a very much shorter version, omitting the whole of caps. ii (the prologue of John), iv and viii, and many passages elsewhere. There are a few insertions and corrections in another hand. Begins `Quando allexander subiugavit sibi perses`. Ends `una vice post aliam et sic...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript written in the Low Countries containing devotional texts.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.20.8.3
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) `Speculum peccatoris` by an unknown author. It has been variously attributed to Saints Bernard and Augustine, Richard Rolle of Hampole, and others. See ‘Writings ascribed to Richard Rolle’, pages 353-354, and ‘Die Handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des heiligen Augustinus’, II/2, page 116. Printed in ‘Patrologia latina’ xi, columns 983-992. (Folio 2.)(ii) Devotions to the Virgin, beginning 'O virgo concipiens et...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript written in the Low Countries, containing various works attributed to, or written by, St Bernard.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.8.9
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Extracts from the `Vita beatissimi Malachie`, caps. 1-25. See ‘Patrologia Latina’ 182, 1073-1104 (folio 1 verso).(ii) Notes on vipers with reference to Aristotle (folio 8 verso).(iii) `De conversione ad clericos`, cap. 3. ‘Patrologia Latina’ 182, 856-857 (folio 9).(iv) `Bernardus de servitute vitiorum et incertitudine mortis` (folio 10).(v) Anonymous commentaries on the Song of...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century transcript of the chartulary of Dryburgh Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.7
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in Scotland containing the chartulary of Dryburgh, a Premonstratensian Abbey founded in 1150 and dissolved in 1606. Davis, Borland, and Spottiswoode date the manuscript to the 15th century.The manuscript is the work of one hand and has apparently been transcribed from an earlier compilation. The material covers the 12th to the 14th centuries, with the last entry dated 1338. The chartulary is arranged in a roughly topographical order, with copies of...
Dates: 15th century.

16 documents, mostly orders for payment out of the Public Revenue.

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Identifier: Acc.3709- is now MS.9931, ff 102-125.
Dates: 1625-1668, 19th century.

16 Gaelic manuscripts including the "Book of the Dean of Lismore".

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Identifier: Acc.7764- is now Adv.MSS.72.1.37-50, Adv.MSS.72.2.1-2
Dates: 16th century to 18th century.

16 letters of John S Blackie, probably to Chapman and Hall.

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Identifier: Acc.7859
Scope and Contents

Concerning his publications.

Dates: circa 1875-circa 1877.

16 letters to A D Mackie.

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Identifier: Acc.5411- is now MS.19634.

16th-century manuscript containing a register of charters and leases of St Andrews Priory, Pittenweem Priory and the archbishopric of St Andrews, covering the years 1553-1574.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.17.1.3
Scope and Contents 16th-century manuscript written in Scotland, containing a register of charters and leases covering the years 1553-1574.Davis has dated the manuscript to the second half of the 16th century. The volume is multi-scribal, containing entries in various contemporary hands.Affixed to the beginning of the volume, folio ii, is an analysis of the contents by James David Forbes, who at that time was principal of the United College at the University of St Andrews.The...
Dates: 2nd half of 16th century.

16th-century manuscript containing the Accounts of the Archbishopric of St Andrews, covering the years 1539-1549.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.17.1.2
Scope and Contents Manuscript written in Scotland, containing accounts of the Archbishopric of St Andrews from October 1539 to May 1549. The entries provide information on the different kinds of grain delivered and expended as rendered by the 'Granitarius', and on the more general cash accounts rendered by the 'Camerarius'.Borland suggests that the work is written by one hand. A section from folios 46r-65r, however, exhibits a different character of writing with distinctive pen-strokes, although...
Dates: Circa 1549.

16th-century manuscript containing the 'Vie de saint Louis' of Jean de Joinville.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.15.1.16
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in France containing the Life of Saint Louis by Jean de Joinville. The work was probably written circa 1550, certainly after 1547. It appears to be a presentation copy, with the text corresponding to the 1547 edition by Antoine Pierre de Rieux. As in the printed edition, the main text of the manuscript is introduced by prefaces by Antoine Pierre de Rieux and Guillaume de La Perrière.The text is the work of one hand, written in a gothic littera bastarda script...
Dates: Circa 1550.

16th-century manuscript of the 'Lives of the bishops of Dunkeld' by Alexander Myln.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.5.4
Scope and Contents Myln was a canon of Dunkeld who served as Official of the diocese from 1513 to 1519 when he was appointed Abbot of Cambuskenneth. R K Hannay, in his introduction to ‘Rentale Dunkeldense’, page xii, suggests that the manuscript was revised, if not written by Thomas Brown, who succeeded Myln as Clerk of accounts in Dunkeld in 1511. The text includes events which took place late in 1516, but was composed before Myln succeeded to Cambuskenneth.The opening pages are...
Dates: 16th century.

16th-century manuscript of the romance 'Clariodus', a translation of a French prose original into Older Scots verse.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.19.2.5
Scope and Contents

The Manuscript is imperfect; according to the old foliation, seven folios are missing at the beginning, and another one or more at the end. A passage of eight lines has been pasted in on folio 125 verso.

Written in one hand throughout, with large decorative initials at the beginning of each book. Watermark of pot with letters IB (cf. Briquet number 12804).

Dates: 16th century.

17 farm work journals of Auchinleck.

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Identifier: Acc.10108- now deaccessioned.

17 letters and postcards of S. R. Crockett.

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Identifier: Acc.2926- is now MS.8887, f.151.

17 letters, circa 1752-circa 1781, of and to Hugh Hume Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont.

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Identifier: Acc.7770
Scope and Contents

Concerning estate and family matters.

With six letters and other papers, 1674-1766, concerning Bruce Campbell and his family.

Dates: 1674-circa 1781.

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Mitchison, Naomi Mary Margaret, Baroness Mitchison, author, née Haldane, 1897-1999 91
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Gunn, Neil Miller (author) 40
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Saltire Society 31
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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
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Hay, George Campbell, poet, 1915-1984 11
James I, King of Great Britain and Ireland, 1566-1625 11
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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
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Fraser, George Sutherland, poet and critic, 1915-1980 10
Kemp, Robert, playwright and broadcaster, 1908-1967 10
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