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Contracts. Agreements.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents, enforceable by law, embodying agreements between two or more competent parties to do or not to do something, and specifying the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Found in 484 Collections and/or Records:

Copy, undated, of part of contract, 17th century, concerning Arbroath., 17th century.

Identifier: Ch.15204
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Some of the items in this series belong in other parts of the Saltoun collection, but their relationship was not discovered until after the arrangement had been finalised; others may have been acquired by various members of the family.

Dates: 17th century.

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Neil Munro., 1863-1966, undated.

Identifier: MS.26927
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Correspondence, 1898-1927, undated (folio l). This includes letters from the novelist, Joseph Conrad, and copies of agreements with publishers. (ii) Miscellaneous papers, 1863-1966, undated, including lists of works by Neil Munro and tributes to him (folio 35).

Dates: 1863-1966, undated.

Correspondence and papers of Margaret Oliphant and others., 1754-1921 undated.

Identifier: MSS.23209-23211
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The collection consists of letters of and to and papers of Margaret Oliphant and members of her family (MSS.23209-23211), her bank pass-book (MS.23212), diaries (MSS.23213-23216) and manuscripts of two of her works (MSS.23217-23219).

Dates: 1754-1921 undated.

Correspondence and papers of the publisher, Robert Cadell, and of his grandchildren in the Stevenson family.

Identifier: MSS.21001-21069
Scope and Contents

Robert Cadell (1788-1849) was the partner of Archibald Constable, and, after the dissolution of that partnership in 1825, the sole publisher of Walter Scott's novels. His papers reflect his personal and business relations with Scott and other authors, as well as his family affairs.

Dates: 1802-mid 20th century, undated.

Correspondence and papers relating to the publication of works of James Leslie Mitchell., 1928-1984, undated.

Identifier: Acc.10966/3-40
Scope and Contents From the Record Group:

Includes personal documents, publishing agreements, royalty statements and related correspondence. These papers are mostly concerned with the administration of James Leslie Mitchell's (Lewis Grassic Gibbon) literary estate following his death in 1935, firstly by his wife, Ray Mitchell, and subsequently by his daughter, Rhea Martin.

Dates: 1928-1984, undated.

Correspondence, contracts and reviews concerning 'Old men in love', by Alasdair Gray., 2003-2007.

Identifier: Acc.12899/37
Scope and Contents


A memorandum of agreement, 2003, between Alasdair Gray and Bloomsbury. Correspondence with Liz Calder and others at Bloomsbury concerning deadlines, editorial changes, printing and other subjects. Correspondence with Joe Murray, typesetter. Correspondence with Will Self concerning a review for the book jacket. Copies of reviews of 'Old men in love'. Some unrelated correspondence concerning Tei Chiew-Siah, Ian Fleming, and a proposed adaptation of 'Lanark'.

Dates: 2003-2007.

Developmental notes of Ian Rankin for his novel ‘The Flood’; with a related contract, financial documents, and advertisements., 1984-1986.

Identifier: MS.50435
Scope and Contents Notes, 1984, of Ian Rankin relating to the development of the plot and characters for ‘The Flood’, including editorial notes. Folios 1-28.Includes synopsis, drafts of passages, character and plot development, and research on mining history. Most of the notes are undated. As far as possible, evidence of development and changes in theme and plot have been used to inform the arrangement. Contract, 1985, with Polygon Books (publishers) for Ian Rankin's novel 'The Flood',...
Dates: 1984-1986.

Developmental notes of Ian Rankin for his novel ‘Westwind’; with related press cuttings and a contract., 1987-1989.

Identifier: MS.50431
Scope and Contents Notes, 1987, of Ian Rankin relating to the development of the plot and characters for ‘Westwind’. Folios 1-34.Most of the notes are undated. As far as possible, evidence of development and changes in theme and plot have been used to inform the arrangement.Includes manuscript note with doodles, ‘The author at work’ (Folio 8).Includes 'Excisions made between drafts 1 and 2 of Westwind': typescript pages removed from MS.0120 (Folios 17-31)....
Dates: 1987-1989.

Documents, including bonds and discharges, mainly relating to John Skeyne of Halyards., 1636-1704.

Identifier: Acc.12092/9
Scope and Contents Contains:256. Exchequer receipt to Mr John Skene for the fueduty of the lands and barony of Halzairdis, July 1636, 257. Contract of wodset at Bowdoun 20 December 1639 between Robert Ker called of Mersingtoune, portioner of Bowdoun and Archibald Ruther notary public whereby for £40 Scots Robert Ker wadsets certain lands in Bowdoun to the said Archibald. Witnesses: Adam Hoge servitor to James Wallace, smith in Bowdoun and Nicoll Rem[ield]sone, eldest son to William Rem[ield]sone,...
Dates: 1636-1704.