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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Analyzing and evaluating the quality of man-made objects, literary works and documents, actions or projects. For critical descriptions or analyses of relatively recent works or events, use ""reviews"" .

Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

Armorial of James Workman.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.5
Scope and Contents The volume contains paintings of the arms of European rulers (folio 1), Scottish queens from St Margaret to Mary, Queen of Scots (folio 19), and Scottish nobility and gentry (folio 43). The full coats of arms are given, except for the gentry, where only their shields are shown.Former owner Sir James Balfour of Denmilne has added numerous criticisms of Workman`s inaccurate heraldry. He also identified the arms of the gentry (folio 171). These corrections were made on the...
Dates: 1st half of 17th century.

"Bishop Guthrie`s Observations on the late Rebellion Observed", by Sir James Turner, being critical remarks on the chronicle of the Civil War in Scotland compiled by Henry Guthrie, Bishop of Dunkeld.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.1.11
Scope and Contents

From the folio references given, Turner appears to have had access to a folio-sized copy of Guthrie`s ‘Memoirs’, possibly even to Guthrie`s holograph manuscript.

Turner`s criticisms, which are based on personal knowledge or experience of the events discussed, were written specifically to rebut a number of allegations made by Guthrie concerning James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton.

Dates: Mid 17th century.

Copies of miscellaneous papers.

Identifier: Adv.MS.32.3.11
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Copy, after 1688, of the `Account of the Affairs of Scotland relating to the Revolution in 1688’ by Colin, Earl of Balcarres. The text is similar to that of Ruddiman`s edition of 1754. For other copies of the work, see MSS.1911 and 3738, and Adv.MSS.33.7.12-33.7.13 and 49.7.6. (Folio 1.)(ii) Copies, late 17th and early 18th century, of two Latin poems by Archibald Pitcairne, with translations: `Elegy on the Viscount of...
Dates: Late 17th century-early 18th century.

Correspondence and papers of Derek Stanford.

Identifier: Acc.11050
Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts and typescripts of critical works on Muriel Spark, research notes and proofs of works of Muriel Spark.

Dates: circa 1955-1976.

Correspondence and papers relating to the military career and interests of the 4th Earl of Minto., 1867-1905.

Identifier: MS.12532
Scope and Contents Contents include notes, etc., for the 4th Earl of Minto's maiden speech in the House of Lords on re-employment for soldiers, 1893 (folio 88); details of autumn troop manoeuvres at Aldershot, 1893 (folio 102); the manuscript of his criticism of Sir William H. Russell, 'The Great War with Russia' (London, 1895), and Archibald Forbes, 'Memories and studies of war and peace' (London, 1895), published in 'The Edinburgh Review', volume 183, 1896, pages 129-142 (folio 155); and correspondence...
Dates: 1867-1905.

Correspondence between Peter Butter and various correspondents relating to Edwin and Willa Muir. File 3., 1962-1972.

Identifier: Acc.13634/12
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with Laurence Stapleton (of Bryn Mawr College), Daid Cairns, ‘John’ (of Queen’s College Cambridge), Gavin Muir, _____ Barker, ‘Tom’ (of 3 Duddingston Park, Edinburgh), Janet Carleton (from an address possibly occupied by Janet Adam Smith?), E M Anderson, W Martin, Patricia Swale, Diana Haskell (of the Newberry Library), R K Leskie (of Orkney County Library), Magraret McFadden (of the University of Chicago), Alan Bell (of the National Library of Scotland), Susan J...
Dates: 1962-1972.

Criticisms, translations, etc., of Sir Walter Scott’s works., Late 18th century-early 19th century.

Identifier: MS.900
Scope and Contents The contents include the following:(i) Copy of a manuscript which was attached to a proof of the ‘Field of Waterloo’ containing criticisms by James Ballantyne and replies by Sir Walter Scott, 1815 (folio 1);(ii) Translations into German of portions of the ‘Bride of Lammermoor’, the ‘Pirate’, and the ‘Legend of Montrose’, by Henriette de Montenglaut, 1825 (folio 7); See her letter, MS.870, folio 90;(iii) Notes on historical errors in ‘Quentin Durward’...
Dates: Late 18th century-early 19th century.

Detailed textual criticisms, made by Alexander Walker, of the first edition of ‘History of British India’ by James Mill., 1819.

Identifier: MS.13737
Scope and Contents The criticisms were drafted and sent to James Mill at his request, at intervals between October and December 1819, and were subsequently returned to Alexander Walker. There are also some incomplete draft notes. In commenting on the Preface and Books II and III Walker disputes Mill's argument that it was not necessary for an historian of India to have a first-hand knowledge of the country, and he goes on to contest Mill's harsh interpretation of Hindu civilisation. There is no evidence,...
Dates: 1819.

Emendations and additions to Morris and Le Clerc`s "Universal Dictionary", compiled by James Gordon of Aberdeen.

Identifier: Acc.10143
Scope and Contents

With observations and additions to Jeremy Collins, "Historical Dictionary", and a description of Aberdeen as an intellectual centre.

Dates: circa 1720.

Fair copy in an unidentified hand of apparently early 18th-century provenance of `Buchanan Revis`d [:] Annotations or Animadversions on Buchanan`s Historie and his Dialogue, etc.` by Sir James Turner, along with the rest of the contents of Adv.MS.31.1.14.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.1.15
Scope and Contents

The transcript of Turner`s `observations` on O`Flaherty`s ‘Ogygia’ is written in the same hand but on slightly smaller leaves.

The copy may have been made for Sir Robert Sibbald who appears to have made a few brief additions at various places.

The volume appears to have been re-bound early in the 19th century.

Dates: 1643-1679.