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Commissions. Permissions.

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:

Legal documents and commissions from the papers of the family of Menzies of Menzies.

Identifier: Ch.8925-8946
Scope and Contents

An inventory is available.

Dates: 1632-1868.

Letters and papers concerning Brodie Cruickshank., 1848-1963, undated.

Identifier: MS.20325
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of: (i) Commission to Brodie Cruikshank to command the Apollonia expedition and letters of thanks on its success, 1848, 1851;

(ii) Copy of letter, 1854, describing Cruikshank’s death in Lisbon;

(iii) Letters and papers, 1963, undated, concerning Cruikshank.

Dates: 1848-1963, undated.

Letters and papers, mostly concerning the Church of Scotland., 1231-1641.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.8
Scope and Contents The subjects include the case brought by John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, against Robert Wallace; the ‘Second Book of Discipline’; the Act of Revocation; and the protests against the Service-book. Most of the papers concerning the Covenant have been published more than once, and some appeared as contemporary pamphlets.Copy of a charter, 1360, granted by David II to the Bishop of Aberdeen; in Latin (folio 1). - This was printed from Adv.MS.16.1.10 in ‘Registrum episcopatus...
Dates: 1231-1641.

Letters and papers on various subjects., 1575-1824, undated.

Identifier: MS.3135
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Discharge of Andro Hart, printer, to Adam Bothwell, Bishop of Orkney, 1592 (folio 1);(ii) Discharge of Robert Brysone, printer and bookseller, and Evan Tyler, printer, to Mr George Halyburton for liturgies delivered to the Chapel Royal, Edinburgh, 1637 (folio 2);(iii) Letter of the Earl of Mar to Thomas Kennedy, Lord Advocate of Scotland, demanding an immediate report on the presence of a French ship near Inverkeithing, 1714...
Dates: 1575-1824, undated.

Letters and state papers of James VI., 1578-1621.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.6
Scope and Contents Many of the papers are drafts made or collected by John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, the Secretary of State. Letter, The Hague, 30 January 1587, of the Council of State of the United Provinces to James VI; in French (folios 1-2). - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:The Council have received James’s letters concerning restitution to be made for Scottish merchandise seized by warships from...
Dates: 1578-1621.

Material concerning the Constables of Scotland.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.7.31
Scope and Contents

(i) `De Constabulariis fet officio Constabularij Angliae`, 1628. A collection of material compiled by Sir James Balfour on the duties and powers of the Constables, including copies of charters and other documents, mostly from the Cotton Manuscripts. (Folio 1.)

(ii) Copy of royal commission to report on the office of High Constable of Scotland, 1627. (Folio 41.)

Dates: 1627-1628.

Miscellaneous commissions of appointment.

Identifier: Ch.5992-5994
Scope and Contents

Commissions issued to: John Lindsey, 17th Earl of Crawford, 1661, as Treasurer (Ch.5992); James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, and others, 1674, as Commissioners of the Exchequer (Ch.5993); and James Drummond, 4th Earl of Perth, and others, 1685, as Commissioners of the Exchequer (Ch.5994).

Dates: 1661-1685.

Miscellaneous letters and documents.

Identifier: MS.14835
Dates: 1708-early 19th century.

Miscellaneous manuscripts.

Identifier: Adv.MS.2.1.15
Scope and Contents

The manuscript has been compiled from various sources. See the particular descriptions. Letters of presentation by or on behalf of the donors are included.

Dates: 1629-1921.

Miscellaneous papers concerning the Keiths, Earls Marischal., 1641-1685, 1723-1738, undated.

Identifier: MS.21193
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: (i) Photographs of miscellaneous letters and commissions, 1641-1682, including a letter, 1641, from Charles I to William, 7th Earl Marischal, and a speech, undated, of Charles I. (Folio 1.) (ii) Miscellaneous papers, 1723-1738, undated, including letters to George Keith, Advocate, Aberdeen, and John Douglas, Merchant in Aberdeen. Writers of letters include George, Earl Marischal (succeeded 1712), and his brother. Marshal James Keith. Additionally, the papers...
Dates: 1641-1685, 1723-1738, undated.