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Commonplace books.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Books in which noteworthy literary passages, cogent quotations, poems, comments, recipes, prescriptions, and other miscellaneous document types are written.

Found in 231 Collections and/or Records:

Commonplace-book of Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe., 1647-1841.

Identifier: MS.2510
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book (formerly a rental-book, 1785-1786), dated 1817 and 1841 (see inside front cover and folio 96), containing sketches of Hawthornden and Roslin, a manuscript copy of the Reverend John Frazer, ‘Δεντεροσκοπία’ (Edinburgh, 1707), extracts from Humbie Kirk Session Book, 1647-1676, in Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe's autograph, letters, etc.

Dates: 1647-1841.

Commonplace book of Donald Mackay, 1848, containing miscelleanous texts including medical prescriptions, texts of religious instruction, songs partly with music, and Gaelic songs, partly composed by Mackay himself.

Identifier: Acc.14338
Content Description Commonplace book dated 1848, paginated by the scribe 1-732, 781-790, blank after page 727. A leather label pasted onto the front paste-down reads "Donald McKay 1848". The scribe was possibly the Rev. Donald Mackay (1829-1910), a native of Creich, Sutherland, minister of various parishes including Paisley and Nova Scotia. From 1848-1853, around the time of writing of the commonplace book, he was schoolmaster in Ullapool. If Mackay's identity could be confirmed, this time scale might explain...
Dates: 1848.

Commonplace book of Donald McDugald.

Identifier: Acc.11971
Scope and Contents

Contains a digest of largely religious and theological remarks.

Dates: 1772.

Commonplace book of Frances Tolmie., 1887-1892

Identifier: Acc.14025/1
Scope and Contents

A commonplace book containing poetry, quotations and articles, partly preserved as newspaper cuttings. The poetry is partly in English, partly in German. The prose texts concern international literary and philosophical subjects. A small poetry booklet and a number of press cuttings are loosely inserted.

Dates: 1887-1892

Commonplace book of George Anderson, Glasgow.

Identifier: MS.14276
Scope and Contents

As well as poetry, recipes and miscellaneous notes, the book includes instructions for road-making (page 3) and designs for a pump and a building for making lamp-black (pages 37, 66).

Dates: 1818-1827.

Commonplace book of Hew Love.

Identifier: Acc.7502
Scope and Contents

Including translations from Ovid, Virgil, and Terence.

Dates: 1667-1668.