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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Includes authorizations granting the power to perform a task or duty and documents appointing or hiring someone to perform a task.

Found in 221 Collections and/or Records:

Copies, 17th century, of documents relating to heraldry.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.18
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) A treatise on heraldry in 28 chapters, with particular reference to the Court of the Lord Lyon, 1661 (page 1). The last chapter is a copy of the proclamation, 1447, of Arthur, Constable of France and later Duke of Brittany. See Adv.MSS.31.5.2, folio 1, and 31.3.20, folio 1.(ii) `Kinges of armes and heraulds in Ingland 1628` (pages 75, 79). This has been numbered Cap.29 in continuation of (i). The work has been printed,...
Dates: 1385-1661.

Copies, 1636-1637, of documents and notes of Sir James Balfour on ecclesiastical history.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.32
Scope and Contents The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: W.4.16.The contents are as follows: (i) Copies of commissions, 1626, passing under the great seal (page 1); (ii) Several proclamations, 1626 (page 13); (iii) Names of the Sheriffs, Stewards, and Bailies of Scotland, 1606 (page 24); (iv) Articles and other documents concerning the commission anent tiends (page 28); (v) Documents connected with the introduction of the Service Book, 1637,...
Dates: 1st half of 17th century.

Copies, early 17th century, in French, of treaties drawn up between France and her various allies, 1552-1615.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.4
Scope and Contents

Also included is a copy of a memoir of Henri IV by Pierre Jeannin, in a different hand from the rest of the volume (folio 1), a number of instructions to ambassadors, commissions, and other related material, and a table of contents (folio 264).

Dates: 1552-1615.

Copies, early 17th century, in French, of treaties drawn up between France and her various allies, 1606-1613.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.9
Scope and Contents

Also included are a number of instructions to ambassadors, commissions, and other related material.

There is a table of contents (folio 1).

Dates: 1606-1613.

Copy of Adv.MS.31.3.18, documents relating to heraldry, made for Walter Macfarlane of Macfarlane by his earlier copyist.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.3.22
Scope and Contents

Translations have been provided with the material in Latin.

Dates: 1385-1661.

Correspondence and papers of Sir Henry Lindsay Bethune.

Identifier: Acc.8959
Scope and Contents

Concerning Bethune`s military career in Persia.

Including instructions, firmans (royal mandate or decree), commissions and bills.

Dates: 1813-1851.

Diary of Sir John Hill, RN, detailing his mission to Scotland in 1837 to relieve distress caused by the famine.

Identifier: Acc.12738
Scope and Contents

Includes letters of commission from the Government and other associated papers and correspondence; with a volume of typed transcripts.

Dates: 1837.

Diplomas of learned bodies, 1814-1846, burgess-ticket of Edinburgh, 1815, and commission as Inspector of Factories, 1833, bestowed on Leonard Horner.

Identifier: Ch.934-942
Scope and Contents

Included is a copy of a deed of sale of pictures, executed by Sir Thomas Hanmer, Baronet, of Hanmer and Mildenhall, Speaker of the House of Commons, endorsed, apparently, in Hanmer`s hand, 1718 (Ch.942).

Dates: 1718, 1814-1833.

Documents, originals and copies, concerning the administration of Scotland., 1628-1764, undated.

Identifier: MSS.17503-17504
Scope and Contents The seventeenth-century papers mostly concern Sir George Fletcher and the military contributions of the parish of Saltoun in the Civil War, the eighteenth-century ones are largely copies of commissions and warrants of office in the royal gift, apparently collected to act as models for renewal; but there are also papers concerning Holyroodhouse, local government, the disarming of the Highlands, Leith Harbour, the price of meat, trade with the American colonies, the censorship of newspapers,...
Dates: 1628-1764, undated.