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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:

Papers of Alexander Fraser Tytler.

Identifier: Acc.11737/1-8
Scope and Contents

Includes commonplace books, diaries, books of etchings, sketchbooks and a manuscript "Remembrances of Woodhouselee".

Dates: Late 18th century-early 19th century.

Papers of the Reid family of Mouswald.

Identifier: Acc.14327
Content Description The collection contains letters, 1838-76, to Sir James John Reid, Chief Justice of the Ionian Islands; letters, 1822-75, to Lady Reid; letters, 1859-1907, to their two sons, Robert T. Reid, Earl Loreburn, and John James Reid, advocate. There is also a folder of miscellaneous, mostly legal, documents concerning members of the family and dating mostly from the early 19th century. The collection also includes a commonplace book, dated 1839, of Sir James John Reid and a song book...
Dates: 1822-1907 and undated.

Photocopies of papers of John Buchan.

Identifier: Acc.6542
Scope and Contents


1. corrected manuscripts of "Green Mantle" (1916), "The Three Hostages" (1924), "Montrose" (1928), "Memory-Hold-the-Door" (1940)

2. manuscript and typescript of "The Mountain", an unfinished novel

3. manuscripts and typescripts of addresses, 1904-1937

4. commonplace book, circa 1896

5. 30 letters, 1893-1940, of and to various correspondents, including Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, T E Lawrence, and Ezra Pound.

Dates: 1893-1940.

Photocopy of the cashbook, 1856-1858, of John Moffat.

Identifier: Acc.8862
Scope and Contents

With commonplace book, 18th to 19th century, containing recipes, scientific and professional data, and genealogical material.

Dates: 18th century to 19th century.

Photostats of parts of 'Adversaria', a commonplace-book of Sir Walter Scott., 1796.

Identifier: MS.2232
Scope and Contents The following sections of the book are reproduced:(i) Poem on Cater Thun, beginning, 'Cold the wild blast that chills thy brow', 5 May 1796 (folio 1);(ii) 'To a Lady', lines beginning, 'For thee from Time's slow mouldering hold' (folio 3);(iii) Lines beginning, 'Farewell my dear Jamie, ah take my farewell', with the refrain, 'Lochaber no more' (folio 4);(iv) 'Elegy on Shenstone', beginning, 'Listless laid beneath a willow' (folio 5);...
Dates: 1796.

Religious commonplace book, of the Napier family, containing, "A copy of some familiar letters which passed between intimate friends, as they were written from the originall's for the transcriber's private use".

Identifier: MS.3008
Scope and Contents The items are numbered, and there is a list of contents at the beginning and end.Most of the letters, which cover the period 1721-1781, with a few of 1707, are addressed by Archibald Napier of Bowhopple, Minister of Kilmadock, the transcriber's grandfather (see number 61), and his son, Thomas Napier of Greenhill, watchmaker in Glasgow, to Archibald Napier, apothecary in Edinburgh, and other members of the family. There are also copies of letters of other writers, hymns, sermons,...
Dates: 1707, 1721-1781.

Two commonplace books of George Glen Napier.

Identifier: Acc.9098
Scope and Contents

Containing quotations from Tennyson`s "In Memorium", press cuttings and commentaries.

Dates: circa 1905-circa 1928.

Two notebooks and a commonplace book of E H Mill of the Burn, Kincardineshire.

Identifier: Acc.10469
Scope and Contents

Notebooks record travels and climbing expeditions in Italy, France and Spain.

Dates: 1872-1882 and undated.