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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 of the Hays of Yester concerning legal and miscellaneous estate and local affairs., 1570-1764.

Identifier: MS.14750
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Inventories and notes, [circa 1580]-1688, of writs and legal papers (folio 1);(ii) Papers, 1570-1669, concerning the Hays of Linplum and Bara and their lands, (folio 54);(iii) Papers, 1620-1638, concerning the Newtons of that Ilk and their lands (folio 99);(iv) 'Report from William Yoole Anent the toun of Zester 1655' (folio 112);(v) Papers, 1743-1764, concerning Sir Robert Hay of Linplum:...
Dates: 1570-1764.

Papers of the Lamonts of that Ilk.

Identifier: MS.545
Scope and Contents Included are:(i) Commission by the Marquess of Montrose to Sir James Lamont, 14th of that Ilk, to raise the fencible men in the Sheriffdom of Argyll (contemporary copy), 1645 (folio 1);(ii) ‘Articles of Capitulatione aggreed upon betuixt James Campbell of Ardkinlas ... and Sir James Lamount of Inuerin, Knight, ... annent the surrender and overgiving of his garison at Toward. At Auchevullin, the 3 of Junii, 1646’ (contemporary copy); the document is printed from...
Dates: 1645-1734.

Photocopies of correspondence and papers concerning Thomas Carlyle and his family.

Identifier: Acc.11656
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Includes commissions of John Welsh and letters of Edward Fitzgerald and William Graham.

Dates: 1786-1883.

Photocopies of miscellaneous papers of and concerning David Livingstone., 1825-1858.

Identifier: MS.10753
Scope and Contents The photocopied papers consist of:(i) Title page of ‘An introduction to arithmetic’ by James Gray, 22nd edition (Edinburgh, 1825), with the signatures of David (dated 1825) and Charles Livingstone;(ii) Livingstone's class-cards at the Andersonian University, Glasgow, 1836-1839, and the Aldersgate Dispensary, London, 1840;(iii) Livingstone's marriage record, 1845;(iv) Livingstone's burgess-ticket of Hamilton, 1857;(v) Extract minute...
Dates: 1825-1858.

Proclamation to the people of Great Britain, issued by Prince Charles Edward as Regent for his father, before raising his Royal Standard, initialled C P R and dated in the Prince's hand, Paris, 16 May 1745.

Identifier: MS.2916
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The proclamation is preceded by a copy of Prince James Edward's commission appointing Prince Charles Regent, Rome, 23rd December 1743, counter-signed by the latter 'Charles P.R.', and bearing his seal as Prince Regent.

This is the original manuscript, the lay-out of which is exactly followed in the printed copies.

It is accompanied by a note on its history, 1887.

Dates: 1745.

Representation, 1810, by the Clerks of Session, signed by Sir Walter Scott amongst others.

Identifier: Acc.6137
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1. commission, 1814, appointing John Elder a Depute Clerk of Session, signed by Sir Walter Scott amongst others

2. printed regimental order, 1808, of the 1st Regiment Royal Edinburgh Volunteers.

Dates: 1808, 1810, 1814.

Small collections of letters and papers., 1647-1862, undated.

Identifier: MS.2207
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Miscellaneous papers, 1647-1781, consisting chiefly of letters and orders addressed to William Farquharson of Inverey by Middleton and others, in connection with the Royalist campaign in Scotland, 1647-1656. 'Archaeologia Scotia', volume v, appendix, page 57. (Folio 1.)(ii) Orders of General Monck relating to Sir Robert Campbell of Glenorchy and the McNabs, 1654-1655, with modern transcripts, and a chaplain's commission given to...
Dates: 1647-1862, undated.

“Swinton’s kirk MSS”, a collection of Scottish historical documents, for the most part copies from the Cotton Library, originally labelled ‘Kirk manuscripts B’., 17th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.2.19
Scope and Contents A collection copied by various hands without sufficient accuracy, possibly for Matthew Crawford.The contents are as follows: (i) Letter, 3 May 1582, of Sir John Foster to Secretary Walsingham. (ii) Advertisement out of Scotland, 22 June 1582. (iii) Letter, 20 August 1582, of the Queen of England to the King of Scotland. (iv) Depositions of George Douglas sent the 14 September from Stirling, and received the 20 September at Windsor. ‘Septr. 28 1582’. (v) The heads whereof George...
Dates: 17th century.

Transcript, 18th century, of the ‘Chronicon Melrosense’, and other material.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.5.6
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:Transcript of the ‘Chronicon Melrosense’: a copy of Adv.MS.33.3.25 (page 1);‘Addenda ex exemplari Anglico impresso’ (page 41);The ‘Relationes Arnaldi Blair’ copied from Adv.MS.35.6.10 (page 44);‘Addenda alia e chronico Melrosensi impresso’ (page 51);Copies of letters, 1563, of Queen Mary to the Council of Trent in Latin, and to the Cardinal of Lorrain and the Pope in Italian (page 65);...
Dates: 12th century-1683.

Various commissions and honours., 1857-1902.

Identifier: Acc.9942/49
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1858-1902. Various commissions and honours. Includes consular commissions, warrants, honorary degrees, letters of recognition and membership by scientific societies, letters accompanying honours. Includes an honorary G.C.M.G. for the Sultan of Zanzibar, and a reference for Kirk by W.J. Hooker relating to a professorial chair in Kingston, Canada, 23 November 1857. Detailed lists (not totally accurate) in file.

Dates: 1857-1902.