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Contracts. Agreements.

 Subject
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:

Letters and papers of various correspondents., 1579-1844.

 File
Identifier: MS.3134
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Miscellaneous letters. Among the writers are: The Earl of Mar, to Sir George Bowes, Marshal of Berwick, 1579 (number 1); Edward Kellie, Receiver and Director of Music of the Chapel Royal, on arrangements made by him for services in Holyrood, 1632 (number 3); printed in Charles Rogers, ‘History of the Chapel Royal of Scotland’ (Grampian Club, 1882), page clxvi; Nicolas Briot, making recommendations regarding the copper coinage of Scotland, 1631...
Dates: 1579-1844.

Letters and papers relating chiefly to the City of Edinburgh., 1773, 1790-1837, 1849.

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Identifier: MS.351
Scope and Contents The correspondents and subjects dealt with include: Contract of Professor William Cullen, 1773; Professor John Playfair, 1790; Sir William Forbes and the proposed regulations regarding Bills of Exchange and Notes, 1790; Sir John Sinclair and Scottish wool, 1791; Mutiny of Highland troops at Linlithgow, 1794; Report on the Friends of the People and on J Gerrald, 1794; Printed circular letter to the Faculty of Advocates regarding the Deanship and Henry Erskine, with...
Dates: 1773, 1790-1837, 1849.

Letters, contracts, specifications and other papers to William Nassau Elliot from contractors, commissioners of transport and the municipal authorities of Osnabrück, Bentheim and Munster., 1761-1762.

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Identifier: MS.12887
Scope and Contents From the Series: William Nassau Elliot of Wells was Commissary and Commissary-General to the allied army in Germany, 1761-173, and his son, William Elliot of Wells was Member of Parliament for Portarlington, 1801-1802, and for Peterborough, 1802-1818, and Chief Secretary for Ireland in the ‘Talents' Ministry, 1806-1807. The Elliots of Wells were only very distantly related to the Elliots of Minto, the common ancestor being Robin Elliot of Redheugh (florished 1582). However, William Elliot of Wells was a...
Dates: 1761-1762.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames and company names from Fullerton to Fynmore., 1820-1902.

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Identifier: MS.40433
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Fullerton, Charles John Leslie.Letter, 1871, of Charles John Leslie Fullerton to John Murray III. Folios 1-2.Fullerton, Georgiana Charlotte.Letter, 1865, of Lady Georgiana Charlotte Fullerton to John Murray III. Folio 3.Fullom, Stephen Watson.Letters, 1853, 1862-1863 and 1865-1866, of Stephen Watson Fullom to John Murray III. ...
Dates: 1820-1902.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Cooper, J. to Copeman., 1808-1926.

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Identifier: MS.40274
Scope and Contents MS.40274All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Cooper, James Davis.Letters, 1865, 1877, 1892, 1894-1895 and 1900, of James Davis Cooper to John Murray III and Alexander Henry Hallam Murray. Folios 1-16.Cooper, James Fenimore.Letters, 1822-1823, of James Fenimore Cooper to Benjamin Underhill Coles and John Murray II. Folios 17-22.Folio 22. Power of Attorney, 1823, of James...
Dates: 1808-1926.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Hutton, R. to Hyslop., 1827-1928.

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Identifier: MS.40597
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Hutton, Richard Holt.Letters, 1887 and 1892, of Richard Holt Hutton to John Murray III. Folios 1-11.Folios 3-4. Annotated pages, 19 Feb 1887, of ‘the Spectator’.Folio 5. Partial letter, ?1887, of John Murray III possibly to John Murray IV.Folios 6-7. Draft of a letter, 1887, of John Murray IV to Richard Holt Hutton.Hutton,...
Dates: 1827-1928.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Knaus to Knight, Henrietta., 1805-1906.

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Identifier: MS.40658
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Knaus, CharlesTheodore.Letter, 1893, of Charles Theodore Knaus to John Murray IV. Folios 1-6.Folio 4. Circular, 1890, showing printed commendations from the press of Charles Theodore Knaus. Sent as an enclosure of letter, 1893, of Charles Theodore Knaus to John Murray IV, folios 1-2.Folio 5. Printed letter of recommendation, 1891, of Edward Spencer...
Dates: 1805-1906.

Letters to Ruthven Todd from publishers., 1958-1975, undated.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.26819-26820
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Ruthven Todd was born and educated in Edinburgh, and from 1932 to 1934 worked as a farm labourer in Mull before moving to London where he joined the Bohemian world of writers and artists in Fitzrovia. In 1947, he left for the United States where he eventually settled in Martha's Vineyard and became an American citizen. From 1960 until his death, he lived in the Balearic island of Majorca.Most of the papers date from Todd's Majorcan period, but because he based much of his work on...
Dates: 1958-1975, undated.

Letters to Ruthven Todd from publishers., 1960-1975, undated.

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Identifier: MS.26820
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Letters and contracts of Dover Publications, New York, 1966-1972, undated. (Folio 1.) They concern Dover's reprinted editions of Ruthven Todd's ‘The lost traveller’ and ‘Tracks in the snow’. (ii) Letters and accounts of Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1960-1975. (Folio 62). Scribners published Todd's series of 'Space Cat' books for children, and the correspondence concerns these publications, and the sale to Todd of books from other publishers.

Dates: 1960-1975, undated.

Literary and financial correspondence of Patrick Leigh Fermor., 1959-2011, undated.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Acc.13338/116-128
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The term 'letter' is applied loosely in the descriptions and could include other forms of correspondence also, for example, telegrams, post cards, etc.

Dates: 1959-2011, undated.

Literary papers and correspondence of the novelist and biographer, Nancy Brysson Morrison (1903-1986).

 Series
Identifier: MSS.27287-27373
Scope and Contents

Nancy Brysson Morrison was the sister of Margaret M Morrison, who wrote under the pseudonym 'March Cost', and T J Morrison, the novelist and script-writer. As well as publishing under her own name, she wrote numerous romances under the pseudonym 'Christine Strathern' between 1942 and 1959, but they are not represented among these papers.

Dates: 1918-1986, undated.

Loose accounts, letters and contracts., 1839-1869.

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Identifier: Acc.3521/47
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Including legal and financial papers.

Dates: 1839-1869.

Loose accounts, letters and contracts., 1870-1889.

 File
Identifier: Acc.3521/48
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Including legal and financial papers.

Dates: 1870-1889.

Manuscripts and typescripts of 'Westwind' by Ian Rankin; with related working and administrative papers., 1987-1989.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.50428-50431
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: This series contains manuscripts and typescripts of, and associated working papers for, novels, novellas and graphic novels by Ian Rankin. The working papers include, variously, synopses, research material, development notes, and evidence of editorial interventions. With these also are papers relating to the process of publication: some administrative, particularly contracts, and promotional materials; others, including advertisements and cover proofs, concerning actual publication....
Dates: 1987-1989.

Minute book of the Mortonhall Curling Club, recording committee meetings and special meetings of the Club., 1868-1916.

 Item
Identifier: MS.24652
Scope and Contents

With lists of members, 1868-1874 (folios 7, 25-27), 'Agreement for the Construction of the Curling Pond', 1868, (folio 8), and results of matches, 1894-1895 (folio 51).

Dates: 1868-1916.

Miscellaneous charters.

 Collection
Identifier: Ch.A.1-46

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, containing contracts, enquiries and other papers., 1841-1949.

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Identifier: Acc.9416/29
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Associated companies and other organisations represented in the records include: The Carfraemill Hotel Co, Ltd; The Barnton Hotel Ltd; Barclay Perkins and Co, and Messrs Cockburn and Murray; The Littlemill Distillery Co; and the Scottish Wholesale Wine Distributors' Association.

Dates: 1841-1949.

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of and concerning Margaret Oliphant., 1754-1921, undated.

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Identifier: MS.23211
Scope and Contents The contents consist of: (i) letters of various friends and contemporaries of Margaret Oliphant, 1844-1868, undated (folio 1); (ii) letters to Janet M Oliphant 1895-1921, undated (folio 19); (iii) memorandum of agreement with Henry Colburn 1849 and death certificate 1897 of Mrs Oliphant (folio 46); (iv) photographs and other depictions of Margaret Oliphant and her family and other subjects 1851, 1874, undated (folio 50); (v) excerpts in Janet M Oliphant's hand of Margaret Oliphant's...
Dates: 1754-1921, undated.