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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Biographies of individuals written by themselves.

Found in 294 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous manuscripts and proofs of works offered to William Blackwood and Sons, publishers, for publication., 1823-1840.

Identifier: MS.4890
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Manuscript of two poems by Robert Brown Cunnynghame entitled “Tales o' the daft days. The mistress's tale or The hunt the gowk” and “Tale third. The boarding school Miss's tale or Bailie Blair's courtship”. These are apparently unpublished continuations of the three parts of “Tales o' the daft days” published in “Blackwood's Magazine”, November and December 1822, and March 1823. (Folio 1.)(ii) Manuscript, 1823, of an apparently...
Dates: 1823-1840.

Assortment of artist CVs by Lucinda Mackay, 1983-2014

Identifier: MS.50807
Scope and Contents

This file contains a series of typescript and printed copies of Lucinda Mackay's professional curriculum vitae, in various versions, spanning the period 1983-2014. It also includes a sample of the artist's own personalised stationery paper, and three autobiographical descriptions (one e-mail and two typescript forms)

Dates: 1983-2014

Autobiographical account and copies of letters of recommendation., [1934], undated.

Identifier: Acc.9484/13
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

With documents, 1782-1930, concerning his family.

Dates: [1934], undated.

Autobiographical account of Morrison's early years., ca. 1930

Identifier: Acc.14317/9
Scope and Contents

Photocopies made from a notebook containing the first part of Morrison's handwritten autobiography, beginning "I do not suppose that a sketch of my life can be of any general interest". The writing covers 13 leaves, rectos only. The original notebook remains in private hands.

Dates: ca. 1930

Autobiographical material, with (on the versos) fragments of a history of Israel., Undated.

Identifier: Acc.4499/2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Alexander Paterson qualified as a doctor at Edinburgh in 1885. He spent a few years in London, Cairo and Aden, before entering on his main work as a medical missionary of the United Free Church of Scotland at Hebron in Palestine in 1893. He remained there until the station was handed over to the Church Missionary Society in 1922, when he retired to Edinburgh. He died in 1940. His only published work is the posthumous 'Jesus meets Paul, a duologue in Paradise', Glasgow, [1942]. There is a...
Dates: Undated.

Autobiographical memoir of John Y Gray, with later additions., 1924.

Identifier: MS.26017
Scope and Contents

The memoir describes village life in Angus in the 19th century, and John Gray's work as a farm labourer, weaver and joiner before he eventually became a teacher in Dundee.

Dates: 1924.

Autobiographical notes by Sir Hugh McPherson, describing his home, family and early life up to 1891., [1925, or after.]

Identifier: MS.19612
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

These autobiographical notes are incomplete and the volumes which immediately preceded and followed them are missing.

Dates: [1925, or after.]

Autobiographical notes by Sir Hugh McPherson, written for his children after his retirement in 1925., [1925, or after.]

Identifier: MSS.19612-19613
Scope and Contents

These autobiographical notes are incomplete and the volumes which immediately preceded and followed them are missing.

Dates: [1925, or after.]

Autobiographical notes of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Frederick Oliver, with miscellaneous verse., 1907-1944.

Identifier: MS.24669
Scope and Contents From the Series: Peter Oliver served with Coke's Rifles during the Second World War until his death on active service in Burma in 1945. Included here are papers relating to his army career. However, he is better known as a mountaineer, and particularly as a member of two unsuccessful Everest expeditions in 1936 and 1938. Climbing regularly in the Himalayas and to a lesser extent in the Alps during the 1930s, Oliver's papers are noteworthy for his detailed climbing journals, his articles on mountaineering,...
Dates: 1907-1944.

Autobiographical papers of Donald Macleod., [1911]-1925, undated.

Identifier: MS.9831
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Manuscript of the incomplete autobiography of Donald Macleod, from his birth in 1831 to his removal to The Park parish in 1869. (Folio 1.) (ii) An appreciation of his cousin the Very Reverend Norman Macleod, Doctor of Divinity, of Inverness, by Donald Macleod, [1911]. (Folio 25.) (iii) Letter, 1916, of William Canton, formerly sub-editor of ‘Good words’, to Agnes M Macleod, concerning her father's autobiography, and suggesting publication of a biography....
Dates: [1911]-1925, undated.

Autobiographical reminiscences drafts and fragments of Ruthven Todd., 1963, 1966, undated.

Identifier: MS.26863
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Autobiographical reminiscences, written in the form of letters to Anne McGuire, 1963, undated (folio 1); (ii) Autobiographical drafts and fragments, 1966, undated (folio 53).

Dates: 1963, 1966, undated.

Autobiographical writings of Alexander Carlyle., 1801-1805.

Identifier: MSS.23910-23916
Scope and Contents

The contents consists of a copy of Alexander Carlyle's 'Recolections' (MS.23910) and the autograph manuscript of his Autobiography (MSS.23911-23916).

Dates: 1801-1805.

Autobiographical writings of Richard Haldane., Early 20th century.

Identifier: MSS.20058-20066
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Small quantities of letters and papers of other members of Mary E Haldane's family are contained in different parts of the collection. Also contained is a small quantity of letters and papers to Anne, wife of General Sir David Baird, and her sister Catherine Campbell Preston.

Dates: Early 20th century.

Autobiography and diaries of foreign travel, circa 1953-1979, of Helen Henderson.

Identifier: Acc.8867
Scope and Contents

With photocopies of poetry, circa 1890, of William Constable (originals now destroyed).

Dates: circa 1890, circa 1953-1979.

‘Autobiography of a nineteenth century printer’ by Samuel Kinnear, 1878, 1886-1887, with a diary, 1887, and poems, 1888., 1878-1888.

Identifier: MS.1938
Scope and Contents

After an apprenticeship in Glasgow, the author was a printer in Edinburgh from about 1837. His narrative includes accounts of current events, of Edinburgh printers, and of literary and ecclesiastical celebrities, of whom there are many portraits. The illuminated title and dedication were written by James Watson, Writing Master.

Dates: 1878-1888.