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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:

"First Commonplace Book" of Robert Burns.

Identifier: MS.50700
Scope and Contents The "First Commonplace Book" of Robert Burns is the earliest collected work written by the poet. Written before he achieved national status following the publication of 'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect' (1786), Burns himself explained the need to create the volume, hoping that after his death it would fall into the hands of someone who would appreciate their value.The "First Commonplace Book" contains some of Burns's earliest surviving work and contains examples of Burns's...
Dates: 1783-1785.

Further papers of and relating to the Douglas of Cavers family.

Identifier: Acc.13843/1-13
Content Description

Family papers including correspondence, formal documents, commonplace book, genealogical notes, miscellaneous writings, photographs, and estate papers

Dates: 1712-1947, undated.

Further papers of Hugh Pattison Macmillan, Baron Macmillan.

Identifier: Acc.14268/1-42
Scope and Contents

Comprising Lord Macmillan's commonplace books with notes on his scholarly and personal reading; papers on his professional service and appointments, including a collection of press cuttings documenting his career; and fragments of correspondence and literary drafts, with photographs and family ephemera.

Dates: 1887-1952.

Journal and commonplace book of John Charles Brown, a private soldier in the 3rd European Bengal Regiment, during the Indian Mutiny.

Identifier: MS.15393
Scope and Contents The narrative covers the period from 21 December 1855 to 3 July 1861, but with several gaps, and is followed (folio 131) by a miscellany of notes and memoranda on various topics including moral maxims, medical and household recipes, puzzles and mathematical formulae. From the formality of the layout and handwriting, the photographs and drawings pasted in at various places, and the poems and extracts interspersed in the narrative, it seems likely that this is a fair copy written up at leisure...
Dates: 1855-1861.

Literary and personal papers of Christopher Rush, comprising manuscripts and typescripts of poems, stories, novels and other writings; journals; commonplace books; correspondence and other papers.

Identifier: Acc.13217
Scope and Contents The archive contains the complete literary papers of Christopher Rush to date (2010), relating to all his creative writing, published and unpublished. This includes manuscript notebooks and drafts, typescripts, and literary correspondence relating to `Peace Comes Dropping Slow` (1983), `A Resurrection of a Kind` (1984), `A Twelvemonth and a Day` (1985), `Into the Ebb` (1989), `Last Lesson of the Afternoon: a satire` (1994), `To Travel Hopefully: journal of a death not foretold` (2005),...
Dates: 1962-2010.

Literary papers of Jen Hadfield.

Identifier: Acc.14031

Microfilm of letter books, 1848-1851, and commonplace book, 1839, of Sir Charles Malcolm., 1839, 1848-1851.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1397
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: Letter book, 1848-1849 (Acc.12150/35);

Letter book, 1850-1851 (Acc.12150/36);

Commonplace book, 1839 (Acc.12150/37).

Dates: 1839, 1848-1851.

Microfilm of papers, 1592-1654, of Sir James Balfour; and, sermons, 1660, of Presbyterian preachers.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.361
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: “Order of King Charles’ entering Edinburghe in stait at ye vest porte, and his march trough the towne to Holyrood House 15 Junij 1633”, and notes on other ceremonies, by Sir James Balfour, in his own handwriting (Adv.MS.15.2.17);Notes, 1592-1606, of Sir James Balfour on the order of court dignitaries on ceremonial occasions. (Adv.MS.15.2.18);Collection of sermons, 1660, by Presbyterian preachers (Adv.MS.15.2.20);Commonplace...
Dates: 1592-1660.