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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:

Papers, 1882-1947 and undated, of Sir Edward L Durand, 1st Baronet, and his family.

Identifier: Acc.10838
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, 1787-1884 and undated, of the Percy and other related families.

Dates: 1787-1947 and undated.

Papers and accounts concerning the University of Saint Andrews., 1438-1630.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.7
Scope and Contents Most of the papers relate to, or resulted from the various Royal Commissions to Saint Andrews University in the late 16th century. Copy of the statutes of the Faculty of Theology, 1438; in Latin (folios 1-8). - This has been printed from other manuscripts in Hannay, page 112.Transcript, 1570, of the statutes of the Faculty of Arts, signed by John Rutherford; in Latin (folios 9-15). - This has been printed from another manuscript in Hannay, page...
Dates: 1438-1630.

Papers associated with James Rattray, the Younger, of Rannagulzon, and his share in the Forty-five.

Identifier: MS.940
Scope and Contents

The papers include commissions signed by the Jacobite Duke of Atholl (Marquess of Tullibardine) and Prince Charles Edward, with an account of the Rattrays of Kinvaid and Rannagulzon.

Dates: 1745.

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 Keiths, Earls Marischal.

Identifier: MSS.21193-21198

Papers concerning the Signet., 1661-1765, undated.

Identifier: MSS.17548-17550
Scope and Contents

The great majority of the papers are monthly abstracts of fees from 1746 to 1765, when Lord Milton was Keeper. Also included are commissions to and resignations by sheriff clerks, certificates for prospective writers and other papers concerning the writers, and some papers concerning the Chancery and the Great Seal.

Dates: 1661-1765, undated.

Papers of and concerning the Rev Donald Mackenzie.

Identifier: Acc.12438
Scope and Contents Includes the following:1. Commission as honorary chaplain in the 13th Argyllshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 1871.2. Letter, 26 April 1871, requesting payment of £1.5s for the above.3. Receipt, 6 May 1871, for the payment.4. Letter from the Bishop of Argyll, 26 February 1876, on the printing of the Episcopal Gaelic prayerbook, translated by Mackenzie.5. Two letters, with envelopes and one enclosure, from the Duke of Argyll, 9 May and 14...
Dates: 1871-1891, undated.

Papers of David Livingstone.

Identifier: Acc.9529
Scope and Contents

Includes three fragments of letters, a letter of his daughter, Anna Mary, his commission as Consul and a copy of his book, "Analysis of the Language of the Bechuanas".

Dates: 1849-1892 and undated.

Papers of George Brown, the Provost., 1791, 1812.

Identifier: Ch.2491-2492
Scope and Contents

Comprises: factory, 1791, of the Earl of Findlater and Seafield, and commission, 1812, as Deputy Lieutenant of Morayshire.

Dates: 1791, 1812.

Papers of John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, concerning lead and copper mining in Scotland.

Identifier: Adv.MS.19.1.24
Scope and Contents Lord Menmuir was appointed Master of the Metals and Minerals for life in 1592.The papers are part of the Balcarres collection. They were bound in 1896, when it was not realised that they belonged to the collection.The contents are as follows:(i) Observations of Sir Archibald Napier of Merchiston on the Act of Parliament concerning metals, 1592. ‘Early records relating to mining in Scotland’, 73. Cf. Adv.MS.29.2.9, folio 17. (Folio 1.)(ii)...
Dates: 1567-1596, and undated.

Papers of the family of Douglas of Cavers.

Identifier: Acc.6803
Dates: 15th century to 19th century.

Papers of the Gordon family of Halmyre and Gordonstoun.

Identifier: Dep.115- is now Acc.4642.
Dates: Late 18th century-19th century.