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Edinburgh. Europe - United Kingdom - Scotland - Edinburgh. Inhabited place. Longitude: -3.2167. Latitude: 55.9500.

Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:

Account book, Edinburgh.

Identifier: Acc.5937
Scope and Contents

Including rent receipts for urban property.

Dates: 1828-1836.

Account of the Savoy Mission by Alexander Donaldson

Identifier: Acc.13191
Scope and Contents Copy of account of the Savoy mission, 1884, by Alexander Donaldson, together with a transcription of an autobiography of Donaldson, 1892, and other accounts of his life and work, including copies of obituaries for him, 1902.Born in Fordyce in 1838, Alexander Donaldson spent the first part of his life helping his parents run the family farm. Donaldson gave up the lease on the farm after the death of his parents, and in 1879-80 went to Aberdeen to study French. Donaldson was an...
Dates: 1884-1902.

Album of drawings of `An eight week`s tour in Scotland taken by ten Douglas`s`.

Identifier: Acc.13363
Scope and Contents

Drawings made on a tour in Scotland in 1845. Places visited include Dalkieth, Edinburgh, Roslin chapel, the Trossachs, Glencoe, Tyndrum, Ballahulish, Kinlochmore, Loch Leven, Dunolly Castle, Inverary, Newbattle and Hoddam Castle.

Dates: 1845

Anonymous album of a visit to Scotland entitled `Oban, 1919`.

Identifier: Acc.13169
Scope and Contents

This album records a visit to Scotland by three women, Winnifred, Joan and Mona in August 1919. The friends visited Oban, Dunollie, Dunstaffnage, Staffa, Glencoe and Edinburgh. The album consists of photographs and postcards with observations on their experiences.

Dates: 1919.

Burgess ticket of Edinburgh in favour of Sir Walter Scott.

Identifier: Acc.9721
Scope and Contents

Given in recognition of Scott`s poetical talents.

Dates: 1813.

Carbon copy of a typescript of a journal of a Mr Baine, schoolmaster in Edinburgh.

Identifier: Acc.3611
Scope and Contents

Describing a voyage to Iceland in the "John" of Leith.

Dates: 1789.

Circa 20 manuscripts concerning Edinburgh.

Identifier: Acc.3761
Scope and Contents

Inserted in William Maitland, "History of Edinburgh" (1753).

Dates: 1562-1781.

Commonplace Book containing drawings of scenery, characters, flora and fauna and miscellanous verse.

Identifier: Acc.13650
Scope and Contents

This volume contains numerous illustrations including the `Costume of the Ladies of Edinburgh, Spring 1828`, a drawing of the Water of Leith, a man in Albanian costume in southern Italy, the ruins of a Roman temple in Palmyra in Syria, together with flora and fauna. There are also verses from Shakespeare, Byrone, Washington Irving, Sir Walter Raleigh, Milton and James Thomson.

Dates: 1828-1847, undated.

Commonplace Book probably compiled by C Shaw, York.

Identifier: Acc.13514
Scope and Contents

Commonplace Book consisting largely of verse, but also with drawings of a Highland scene and pipers at Farr, botanical specimens from Farr and Edinburgh, and pasted in scraps from a visit to Scotland of 1826, and later visits to Switzerland and France.

Dates: 1826-1865, undated

Copies of photographs of John Gibson, WS.

Identifier: Acc.11889
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of the Gibson family house in George Square, Edinburgh.

Dates: circa 1850, 1875.

Copy of "Shaw's Diary for 1864" containing various accounts of William Green, bookseller, Edinburgh (who became macer to the Court of Justiciary in 1871).

Identifier: MS.8918
Scope and Contents

The accounts consist chiefly of a list of books supplied to Dundee Free Library, July-December 1869 (folios 1-7), and accounts rendered (chiefly for law books), 1869-1871 (folios 1-45 inverted).

Dates: 1869-1871.

Copy of William Maitland, "History of Edinburgh" (Edinburgh, 1753), with additional papers bound in to the book.

Identifier: Acc.9932
Scope and Contents

Additional papers include:

printed proposals for the work

printed and manuscript papers concerning alterations to the text

papers concerning defamation of James Coutts and Mrs Little of Liberton.

Dates: 1753 and undated.

Diaries, letters and miscellaneous papers, 1944-1989, of and relating to John Armstrong.

Identifier: Acc.13315
Scope and Contents

John Armstrong studied at the Edinburgh College of Art where he was a contemporary of Eduardo Paolozzi who is mentioned in his diaries. After leaving college he worked as an artist and displays manager, then went on to work for the DHSS, Register Generals Office and elsewhere in Edinburgh. He later ran his own business. He continued painting throughout his life and also wrote fiction inspired by his bohemian lifestyle.

Dates: 1944-1989.