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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents containing numerical determinations, such as of quantities, distances, or amounts of time.

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

Account-book containing details of income and personal expenditure, apparently of Alexander Anderson, merchant and burgess of Edinburgh, son of James Anderson of Newbigging, advocate.

Identifier: MS.8891
Scope and Contents

Although the volume does not contain the owner's name, it seems clear that it belonged to Alexander Anderson (folio 3).

Loose leaves containing supplementary calculations have been inserted in their correct chronological location, as far as possible.

Dates: 1771-1796.

"Collection of rules for Navigation selected principally for the pupils attending Mr Crawford's school in Leith. 1817."

Identifier: MS.9354
Scope and Contents

A copy of J G Crawford's rules, probably by Captain Henry Harper, who served his apprenticeship from 1832 to 1837. It is followed (folio 46 verso) by miscellaneous rules, mathematical calculations, and notes chiefly concerned with the measuring of cargoes for revenue purposes. There are also brief notes on Harper's career (folio 50) and on that of an official in the customs, 1848-1850 (folio 71).

Dates: 1817.

Copies of papers concerning the Exchequer and King’s rents.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.2.17
Scope and Contents On the first leaf is the inscription “Concerning the Chekker and the Kingis rent 1591”.The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: w.3.11.The contents are as follows: (i) Act of Suretie for Angus McConell of Dunecraig, 1591 (folio 3); (ii) The King’s command to the Seals anent the revocation, 1591 (folio 4); (iii) Act of Suretie for McClane of Dowart, 1591 (folio 11); (iv) Copies of papers by the King, Checker,...
Dates: 1546-Late 16th century.

Correspondence and papers of the publisher, Robert Cadell, and of his grandchildren in the Stevenson family.

Identifier: MSS.21001-21069
Scope and Contents

Robert Cadell (1788-1849) was the partner of Archibald Constable, and, after the dissolution of that partnership in 1825, the sole publisher of Walter Scott's novels. His papers reflect his personal and business relations with Scott and other authors, as well as his family affairs.

Dates: 1802-mid 20th century, undated.

Drawing, plans and measures of and for buildings on the Minto estate., Late 18th century-1875, undated.

Identifier: MS.13233
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Miscellaneous architectural drawings of Minto House, with a number of sketches for internal architectural details and finishing’s, circa 1797, circa 1875. Further drawings are in MSS.13456-13457, 13462-13464, 13468-13469 (folio 1); (ii) Measures of rooms at Minto, circa 1770, undated (folio 56); (iii) Drawings for the stables at Minto, late 18th century. See also MS.13469 (iv) Miscellaneous drawings, including several for a bridge and waterfall at...
Dates: Late 18th century-1875, undated.

Edinburgh and Yester accounts., 1683-1716.

Identifier: MS.14656
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Bills, 1696-1706, of Edinburgh merchants and tradesmen for various goods and provisions (folio 1);(ii) Bills, 1687-1703, for cloth, tailoring, etc. (folio 41);(iii) Bills of Edinburgh and Haddington tradesmen: shoemakers, 1683-1703 (folio 106); glover, 1688-1715 (folio 117); wigmaker, 1697 (folio 126); washers, 1691-1701 (folio 128);(iv) Bill, 1715, for five militia coats (folio 147);(v) Receipt,...
Dates: 1683-1716.

Interest accounts of the family of Dundas of Dundas., 1775-1792.

Identifier: Adv.MS.80.2.53
Scope and Contents

The contents of the volume are as follows:

(i) Interest account between the trustees on the estate of Dundas and John Dundas, Writer to the Signet, 17 April 1775-17 January 1785. Some of the material is duplicated or overlapping. It includes calculations of interest (folio 1).

(ii) Interest account between George Dundas of Dundas (died 1792) and John Dundas, Writer to the Signet, 29 April 1785-6 February 1792: account and vouchers (folio 49).

Dates: 1775-1792.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames and company names from Jinarajadasa to Johnson, Celia., 1807-1926.

Identifier: MS.40620
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Jinarajadasa, Curuppumullage.Letters, 1902 and undated, of Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa to John Murray IV. Folios 1-6.Joanne, Adolphe Laurent.Letter, 1867, of Adolphe Laurent Joanne to John Murray III. Folio 7.Jobert, Antoine Claude Gabriel.Letters, 1835-1836 and 1845, of Antoine Claude Gabriel Jobert to John Murray II and John...
Dates: 1807-1926.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Hoyos to Hubbard., 1865-1914.

Identifier: MS.40586
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Hoyos, Alice.Letters, 1901 and 1906, of Alice Hoyos to John Murray IV. Folios 1-13.Folios 9-12. French and German press cuttings, ?1906, concerning works of Hermann von Keyserling. Sent as an enclosure of letter, 1906, of Alice Hoyos to John Murray IV, folios 5-8.Folio 13. Note, ?1906, regarding Hermann von Keyserling.Hozier, Henry...
Dates: 1865-1914.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Lester to Levo., 1808-1919.

Identifier: MS.40692
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Lester, John William.Letter, 1846, of John William Lester to John Murray III. Folios 1-2.L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham.Letters, 1865 and 1872, of Alfred Guy Kingham L’Estrange to John Murray III. Folios 3-6.Folio 5v. Copy of a letter, 1872, of John Murray III to Alfred Guy Kingham L’Estrange.L’Estrange, John.Letter,...
Dates: 1808-1919.

Miscellany of journal drafts and papers of the 2nd Earl of Minto associated with MSS.11991-11992., 1787, 1830, undated.

Identifier: MS.11993
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Portion of journal, Paris to Vevey, 27 May-23 June, 1830 (folio 1); (ii) First draft of part of the Breithorn journal, with meteorological notes, 25 August-14 September, 1830 (folio 11); (iii) Ambroise Paccard, 'Nottes Sur la vallée de St. Nicolas en Aout 1830', published in ‘Alpine Journal’, volume xvi, 1893, pages 322-325 (folio 41); (iv) Copy of ‘Journal de Lausanne’, number 24, 21 May 1787, given to the 2nd Earl of Minto by Ambroise Paccard (see MS.11992,...
Dates: 1787, 1830, undated.