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Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

"Cancelled Contracts" file for "The Dead Shall be Raised", by John Hedges and Gerald Wait., 1985-1989

Identifier: Acc.13328/1581
Scope and Contents

File contains editorial memoranda, a prospectus and project proposal for the title, original and copy correspondence between the publisher and third parties concerning the book, copy and original author correspondence with the publisher, costings, and the original contract.

Dates: 1985-1989

Copies of miscellaneous documents.

Identifier: Adv.MS.19.3.28
Scope and Contents (i) Papers concerning the presentation of a Jacobite Medal to the Faculty of Advocates by the Duchess of Gordon in 1711, namely:`The Faculty of Advocats Loyalty in a letter to the Queen`s Most Excellent Majesty. By one of the Dean of Faculty`s Council. Printed in the Year MDCCXI. ` No such printed work seems to be recorded. (Folio 2.)`The Double of Criminal Letters against Mr. James Dundas, Advocat, 1711.` (Folio 12.)(ii) `A Letter from Jack Straw in the...
Dates: Early 18th century.

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.

Correspondence and papers of James Anderson, volume VIII: papers on various topics., 1680-1725.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.1.2(VIII)
Scope and Contents The contents include: papers on ‘Diplomata Scotiae’, especially Anderson`s attempts to obtain payment from Parliament; a proposal to give Anderson`s books to the Faculty of Advocates; a memorandum on the Leighton Library in Dunblane; notes on Sir Robert Sibbald`s Library (referring to ‘Bibliotheca Sibbaldiana’, pages 138-140); papers concerning Anderson`s wife, Jean Ellis, the widow and family of David Pringle, Surgeon Apothecary, and the Campbells of Calder; various household accounts;...
Dates: 1680-1725.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames and company names from Egerton, Francis C. to Eliot, A., 1817-1915.

Identifier: MS.40370
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Egerton, Francis Charles Granville.Letters, 1886-1889, 1895, 1897 and 1909, of Francis Charles Granville Egerton, 3rd earl of Ellesmere, to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Alexander Henry Hallam Murray. Folios 1-36.Egerton, Francis Henry.Proposal, 1831, sent to John Murray II outlining the ‘Bridgewater Treatises’ that were published in 1833, according...
Dates: 1817-1915.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Edward Arnold, publisher, with related papers., 1886-1916.

Identifier: MS.40364
Scope and Contents The manuscript is comprised of letters, drafts of letters and draft publishing proposals. The papers relate mostly to the business relationship between Edward Arnold and John Murray, publishers, but they also indicate the personal relations between the publishers. The correspondence is mostly between Edward Arnold and John Murray IV, but includes letters written on behalf of Arnold by A.L. Mumm. A significant part of the correspondence relates to the establishment, in 1887, of the periodical...
Dates: 1886-1916.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of William Hooker., 1825-1856.

Identifier: MS.40574
Scope and Contents Letters of William Hooker to John Murray II and John Murray III, with related letters and papers. The letters concern works of Hooker published by Murray, particularly "Botanical miscellany". The letters are written both from Glasgow, where Hooker was professor of Botany, and London, when he became director of Kew Gardens. The letters are arranged chronologically.1825: folios 1-2;1827-1828: folios 3-23;1829-1830: folios 24-47*;1831-1832: folios...
Dates: 1825-1856.

Manuscript containing: (i) copies of correspondence, with related papers, between the `Catholic Remainder of the British Church` (the non-juring Bishops) and the Orthodox Church, concerning a scheme for union between these bodies, 1716-1725; (ii) copies of letters of Thomas Brett to Archibald Campbell, Bishop of Aberdeen, 1722-1725.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.1.17
Scope and Contents (i) The negotiations between the non-juring Bishops and the Orthodox Church were initiated during the stay in London of Archbishop Arsenius of Thebais, and conducted largely through the Russian Court; they end on the death of Peter the Great. See ‘A History of the Non-Jurors’, pages 309-361, and ‘The Orthodox Church of the East in the Eighteenth Century’.The original letters and papers from the Orthodox side in these negotiations (with English or Latin translations when these are...
Dates: 1716-1725.

Papers concerning lead mining in Scotland in the late 16th century, and political papers of the 17th century., 1584-1686, and undated.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.9
Scope and Contents The first part of the volume consists of papers of John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, mostly in his capacity of Master of the Metals and Minerals, and of his brother Sir David Lindsay of Edzell (see also Adv.MS.19.1.24). These are followed by papers concerning the Covenanters and the Scots Commissioners at Ripon and London. The remainder mostly concern Lord Menmuir`s grandson, Alexander, Lord Lindsay of Balcarres, later the first Earl, who joined the Covenanters, but after taking part in the...
Dates: 1584-1686, and undated.

Papers concerning the Society of Writers to His Majesty`s Signet.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.3.6
Scope and Contents

The papers include copies of acts and proposals to prevent abuses within the Society, 1666-1699 (folio 3); a declaration of loyalty to William III, 1701 (folio 19); and petitions to the Society, 1699-1733 (folio 21).

Dates: 1632-1733.

Plan de finance: a detailed scheme in two volumes for the reform of `les impôts ... sur les divers objets de consommation` in France, based on `la science financière`.

Identifier: Adv.MS.4.1.1, vols. I-II
Scope and Contents

The author is unknown, and the work appears to be unpublished. The latest date mentioned in the text seems to be 1774, and the work was presumably written in the early years of the reign of Louis XVI, connected with the financial reforms of Turgot.

Dates: 1774, or after.

Printed books belonging to the 1st Company of the Edinburgh Volunteer Rifle Battalion., 1852-1865, and undated.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.81.2.28-81.2.38
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Company, recruited mainly from the Faculty of Advocates, was raised in 1859, as part of the general Volunteer mobilisation in that year. The majority of the papers belong to that and the immediately following years.

Dates: 1852-1865, and undated.

Proposal by Robert Hay to ?John Murray, publishers, that a publication be undertaken to complemement Edward Creasy`s, "The fifteen decisive battles of the world, from Marathon to Waterloo", and that the new publication should be on decisive naval engagements., 1859.

Identifier: MS.42276
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Robert William Hay of the Colonial Office (1786-1861) contributed many articles to the 'Quarterly Review' and through that made a connection with the Murray publishing house. The items here consist of two copies of a proposal of Hay relating to a book about naval engagements. The first of these is in the hand of Hay, the second is in the hand of a copyist with annotations by Hay.

Dates: 1859.

‘Proposal for the Defence of the Country by Means of a Volunteer Force in Place of a Regular or Local Militia’ by John Kinloch (Edinburgh and Dundee, 1852)., 1852.

Identifier: Adv.MS.81.2.28
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Company, recruited mainly from the Faculty of Advocates, was raised in 1859, as part of the general Volunteer mobilisation in that year. The majority of the papers belong to that and the immediately following years.

Dates: 1852.

Proposals and Call for Papers for a future Gender Research Forum on strategies for tackling gender discrimination., 2003.

Identifier: Acc.13806/53
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection reflects Dr Esther Breitenbach's feminist activism from the 1970s onwards. This includes papers reflecting her contributions to the Women’s Legal and Financial Independence Campaign, the Radical Scotland Women’s Group, and the European Forum of Socialist Feminists, as well as papers relating to the activities of the Women's Co-ordination Group, which advanced the demand for 50:50 gender representation. The collection includes assorted annotated pamphlets, conference papers,...
Dates: 2003.

Six letters of Robert Hamilton and three of Richard Wilson, managers of theatrical companies.

Identifier: Acc.7510
Scope and Contents

Concerning applications for licences to perform at Perth.

With two associated manuscript petitions, a printed proposal, and two playbills.

Dates: 1793-1794.