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With typescript of Francis Russell Hart and John B Pick, "The Essential Neil Gunn: a Conversation".
A series of notebooks containing biographical information on British poets used, or intended to be used, in the publication of a dictionary of British poets., Mid 19th century.
The notebooks serve more as an assortment of information - notes, press cuttings and documentary evidence, such as copies of wills - to be used in the preparation of the specific entries of the dictionary, than as a considered manuscript. In many cases only the heading of the name of the poet has been entered.
None of the volumes has an index.
Account of the life of Pope Innocent XII, with an account of the conclave of 1700 and biographical notes on the members of the College of Cardinals., [Circa 1700.]
`Account of the Scotish Poets either printed or manuscript which I have seen, from Ancient tymes to the year 1701` compiled by Sir Robert Sibbald, being the preface and drafts of two books consisting respectively of lists of poems in Latin or Greek, and lists of vernacular poems.
The poems are arranged under their authors and there are a few biographical notes.
Full transcript of Henry Mackenzie’s ‘A short account of the Life and Writings of William Tytler’.
Full transcript of the ‘Short characteristical notices of the late William Tytler’.
Two copies of engravings of William Tytler which accompanied the pieces are included.
`Adversaria`, being miscellaneous notes and copies of correspondence of Sir Robert Sibbald, with scholars such as William Nicolson, Edward Lhuyd and John Smith of Durham on Scottish history and antiquities.
Airs of songs and ballads collected, chiefly in Buchan, with a few from Angus and elsewhere, by George Riddell, Rosehearty (died 1942).
Accounts of George Riddel's life will be found in MS.3042, inside the front cover.
The album contains sketches of Frederic Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, the pre-Raphaelites, etc.
Albums of caricatures by John A Hipkins, wood-engraver, with scrap-books containing material collected by or associated with him.
The volumes, which have been arranged and provided with biographical notes and lists of contents by John A Hipkins's sister, Miss Edith J Hipkins, the painter, illustrate the cultivated life of London in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. Since Hipkins himself was deaf, there is much material relating to the artistic and other activities of the deaf.
'Alphabetical catalogue of the best german authors in prose and verse ... since the 17th century; with biographical and literary notices'., 19th century.
The collection consists of manuscripts on a wide variety of subjects, many copied from manuscript or printed works, and chiefly dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Among them are some account-books, diaries, and other manuscripts of family interest (including a few concerning the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, father of the 6th Marchioness of Lothian), but very few letters.
Annotated copies of printed books of Janet Adam Smith, with some related letters and articles., 1937-1988.
Includes correspondence concerning her own writing and her work on John Buchan, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Annotated copy of [John Philp Wood] "Sketch of the Life and Projects of John Law of Lauriston" (Edinburgh, 1791).
The volume has letters tipped in from: Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes, 1791; Elizabeth, Duchess-Countess of Sutherland, 1792; Louis Law Lauriston, 1802.
Anonymous Italian work entitled “La giusta statera de` porporati doue s`intende la Vita, Nascità, Costumi, discendenza, ricchezze, possibilità, inclinationi, Virtù, e Vitij di tutti li Cardinali che uiuono in quest`An̄o i646”.
Apparently incomplete collection of correspondence and papers of William Marshall and of members of his family, together with related papers compiled by David J Mackenzie, Sheriff-substitute of Glasgow.
William Marshall, who was factor to the Duke of Gordon, was known in his own day as a Scottish fiddler and composer of strathspeys, and an inventor. The collection contains almost nothing of musical interest, and the largest single part consists of letters and copies of letters of his sons whilst on active service in India and in the Peninsular War, written to him and to other members of the family.
Also included is a typescript of Arthur Geddes, 'Reports on Indian cities, 1914-24, and their influence today' (folio 27), and the BBC. script for a memorial broadcast on Patrick Geddes in 1954 (folio 62).
Audio cassette of a sound recording of a BBC broadcast, "Men of Mark: Francis George Scott", written and introduced by Maurice Lindsay, produced by George Bruce.
Description from the information on the insert.