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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:

Douglas of Springwood Park Charters.

Identifier: Ch.7637-7676
Scope and Contents

Formal documents from the papers of the Douglas family of Springwood Park. They consist mostly of marriage-contracts, certificates and military commissions of members of the family, but also include a few documents relating to the family estates.

Dates: 1649-1888.

Family papers, including correspondence, genealogies and inventories of documents, some concerning business of George Skene in Danzig, Poland., 1597-1709.

Identifier: Acc.12092/5
Scope and Contents Contains: 85. Summons at the instance of James Murray of Halzardis against his tenants of Halkernis and Toddis hauch for nonpayment of rent - Joseph Dowglas in Halkernis and Elizabeth Thomesoun his spouse, Alexander Mathy there, John Wilsoun there, James Sammell there, John Bell in Halbernis, Marioun Dicksoun, Thomas Tait in Halbernis, James Zoung in Toddishauch and Margaret Polwarth, James Wast her son and James Zoung her spouse. Edinburgh, 24 March 1597.[On an attached sheet is...
Dates: 1597-1709.

Family papers of the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale., 1643-1697, undated.

Identifier: MS.14481
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Papers, 1643-1666, of transactions between the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale and his mother, the Countess of Glencairn (folio 1);(ii) Papers, 1648-1659, undated, concerning the executry of the 1st Earl of Tweeddale’s will by William Hay of Aberlady (see also Ch.10858-10864) (folio 90);(iii) Commission, 1654, of the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale to his wife, Jean, Countess of Tweeddale (folio 125);(iv) Papers, 1654-1697,...
Dates: 1643-1697, undated.

Formal documents from the papers of Thomas Stewart Traill, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at Edinburgh University.

Identifier: Ch.15348-15377
Scope and Contents

These documents relate to Professor Traill`s family the Traills of Tirlot in Orkney, his daughter`s family, the Omonds, and the Grahams of Breckness and Gorthie.

Dates: 1645-1897, undated.

Further estate and family papers of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland, 1651-1960, including titles, legal papers, financial records and maps and plans relating to the family’s Scottish estates.

Identifier: Acc.13290
Scope and Contents The papers include titles, legal papers, financial records and maps and plans relating to the family’s Scottish estates.Family papers include Elizabeth, Duchess-Countess of Sutherland’s Scottish sketchbooks and a series of Game Books recording the activities of the many shooting and fishing parties organised for the Sutherland family and their guests. The manuscript of Gilbert Gordon of Sallagh’s ‘Continuation of the Genealogy of the Family of Sutherland’, 1651, is of...
Dates: 1651-1960

Genealogies and other papers of Sir James Balfour.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.40
Scope and Contents

A volume titled ‘Balfour’s Genealogies’, containing: 1. A copy of ‘Genealogies of the Scottish nobility’ (Adv.MS.33.2.39). 2. Commission for the valuation of teinds, and proceedings of the commissioners, 1627-1643.

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.187) includes the reference: (A.4.25).

Dates: 1st half of 17th century.

Incomplete collection (lacking original pages 1-2) of fair copies, with frequent calligraphic embellishments, of royal decreets and other formal documents relating to the administration of teinds (tithes) in Scotland.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.21
Scope and Contents

The documents are copies of originals mostly from the period 1626 to 1643, but they include a commission, January 1678, granted by Charles II, and the copyist`s hand is characteristic of the late 17th century.

Dates: 1626-1643, 1678