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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Manuals or guides for instructing through a series of questions and answers, especially for religious instruction.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Catechism, 17th century, on the contents of 'Regiam majestatem'., 17th century-1705.

Identifier: MS.1949
Scope and Contents The work is in the handwriting of J Skene (apparently Sir James Skene, Lord President Curriehill), whose signature occurs on folio 6.It is preceded by an extract from ‘An historical essay showing that the crown and kingdom of Scotland is imperial and independent' (Edinburgh, 1705) by James Anderson, Writer to the Signet, in a hand of the eighteenth century (folio i); and short biographies of Scottish authors of the sixteenth century, partly taken from Thomas Dempster's 'Historia...
Dates: 17th century-1705.

Catechism, including prayers, doctrinal instructions, the order of the administration of the Sacraments, etc., in French and Micmac, by Antoine Simon (Petrus) Maillard, the Apostle of the Micmacs., 1759.

Identifier: MS.1900
Scope and Contents

At the beginning is a poem in French on the doctrines of the Church. The work is dedicated 'Germano compari nostro Joanni Manach', and bears the date 1759 at various points. Although Antoine Maillard's name appears as that of the author, it is not certain that this manuscript is in his hand.

Dates: 1759.

'Chaṇḍī pāt sat saī', or ‘The catechism of the reading (or worship) of Chaṇḍī’.

Identifier: MS.69
Scope and Contents

According to a note, 1899, of the Reverend John Cameron, Chaplain, 93rd Highlanders, enclosed in the manuscript, it consists of a paraphrase and interpretation, composed by the ṛishis in recent times, of a few verses of the Ṛigveda, which are in this way adapted for the comparatively modern worship of the goddess Chaṇḍī (Devī); the pundit who gave him the manuscript said that it was about 200 years old, and had been in his family for that time.

Dates: ?Late 17th century.

'Opiscula theologica', a manuscript of uncertain origin, written in Greek in the 16th-century, containing various works.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.6.14
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) St Ephraem Syrus, on Joseph (‘Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca’ 2200; ‘Opera omnia Graece et Latine’, ii.21) (folio 1).(ii) St John Chrysostom, on pity (‘Codices Chrysostomici Graeci’, Appendix 7) (folio 21).(iii) Extract from ‘Chronicon’, iv.229, by Georgios Hamartolos, (‘Patrologia Graeca’, cx.836) (folio 28 verso).(iv) On an unworthy priest (‘Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca’ 1449e, with...
Dates: 16th century.