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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:

Microfilm of papers of Maria Edgeworth, part 3, reel 2., 1793-1847.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1206
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: Letters, 1811-1847, of, but mostly to, Maria Edgeworth (Acc.6931, MSS.936, 23130-23131);

‘Pen and nib in leather case belonging to Sir Walter Scott, given by him to Maria Edgeworth.’ Also a portrait. 1823, 1825 (MS.23132);

‘Commonplace-books, etc., of Richard Lovell Edgeworth of Edgeworthstown and his family, with some notes in pencil ascribing names, dates, etc., to poems’, 1793-early 19th century (MSS.2720-2723).

Dates: 1793-1847.

Microfilm of Women's Language and Experience. Part 4. Reel 13., 1758-1890.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1325
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Diary, 1776, of Anne, Lady Stuart (MS.8224);Diary, 1777, of Anne, Lady Stuart (MS.8225);Diary, 1778, of Anne, Lady Stuart (MS.8226);Diary, 1779, of Anne, Lady Stuart (MS.8227);Diary, 1780, of Anne, Lady Stuart, followed by a diary, 1830, written by Anne Charlotte Maitland Stirling. (MS.8228);Diary, 1793, of Anne, Lady Stuart (MS.8229);Commonplace book, 1758, 'to Miss [Anne] Stuart, Castle...
Dates: 1758-1890.

Microfilm of Women's Language and Experience. Part 4. Reel 14., 1782-1912.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1326
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Typescripts of letters, 1782-1801, 1912, undated, of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, to his brother Robert, Lord President of the Court of Session, and others (MS.10225);Diaries, 1825-1852, of Lady Hislop (MS.13141-13144);   Pocket-book, 1846-1847, of Lady Hislop containing notes of correspondence (MS.13145);Commonplace book, 1826-1827, of Lady Hislop (MS.13146);Personal account book, 1836-1848, of Lady Hislop...
Dates: 1782-1912.

Miscellaneous notebooks of Jane Cockburn Ross., 1799-1826.

Identifier: MS.20482
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: (i) Commonplace books, 1804-1818, containing household accounts, family news, and anecdotes (folio 1); (ii) Recipe books [circa 1801]-1826 (folio 171); (iii) 'Registers of the weather' 1799-1826 (folio 247); (iv) Household accounts, 1808 (folio 415).

Dates: 1799-1826.

Negative microfilm of manuscripts, commonplace book and transcript of journal of Sir Walter Scott., 1792-1827.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.577
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Original manuscript, [1818, or before], of 'The heart of Midlothian' by Sir Walter Scott (MS.1548);Commonplace book, 1792-1803, bearing the name Gualterus Scott, containing notes and extracts on Italian poetry, Scottish history, Northern antiquities, ballads, romances, witchcraft, etc., in Sir Walter Scott’s autograph, with a few passages in other hands (MS.1568);Transcript of Sir Walter Scott’s journal, 1825-1827, copied in the...
Dates: 1792-1827.

Newspaper cuttings album of Charles Geekie Matthew.

Identifier: Acc.14213
Scope and Contents

Containing clippings collected during Matthew's time as a medical student at the University of Edinburgh, on the subjects of sport, politics, and current affairs, with poetry and songs.

Dates: 1879-1885.

Notebook II, containing anecdotes and songs in English, Scots and Gaelic, 1905 and undated

Identifier: Acc.14025/6
Scope and Contents A notebook compiled by John Tolmie, headed "II Songs" on the cover; 49 ff. Contains anecdotes, newspaper cuttings, sayings in Gaelic (f. 37) and songs in Scots, English and Gaelic. Undated except for a news cutting on f. 3, which is dated April 1905. Folios 17v-19v contain two songs by his brother Alexander McDonald Cornfute Tolmie: "Burial of Reuben a dog at Contin Manse, by A.M.C. Tolmie, 1884", and "A non-historical celebrity (Bella). Contin. - by A.M.C.T." Folios...
Dates: 1905 and undated

Notebook of Christina Struthers entitled 'Household Inventories and Commonplace Book'., 1864-1875.

Identifier: MS.8901
Scope and Contents

The volume contains: lists of household goods, 1864-1868 (folio 1); a few diary entries, 1871 (folio 16); an account of a visit to Braemar, 1873 (folios 24, 58); an account of a tour in Switzerland, 1873 (folio 30); and various literary, religious, and social observations, 1864-1875.

Some leaves were loose in the volume, and have been tipped in (folios 58-75); of these, folio 75 is an apparently unrelated recipe dated 1935.

Dates: 1864-1875.

Notebook ruled for cash, which was used for legal notes, elementary French exercises and as a commonplace book (folios 2-12, 1-34 verso inverted). The entries, the latest of which is dated 1739, are written mostly in Byrom`s system of shorthand, which was not published until 1767.

Identifier: Adv.MS.22.6.4
Scope and Contents

The owner, who remains unidentified, was a young man, probably of wealthy family, studying law, possibly at one of the Inns of Court in London. Pages have been torn out after folios 11, 12 and 13 inverted; folios 30-34 are written sideways. The volume, which was received without the original covers, was unintentionally rebound upside-down, and incorrectly labelled on the spine ‘French Commonplace Book’.

Dates: Mid 18th century.