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Dedications. Documents.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Authors' notes prefixed to works, offering them to friends or patrons as marks of esteem, affection, or gratitude, or as pleas for patronage.

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

'A collection of the best reciepts in cookery, pastery and confectionary taken from the best authors by Margt Hume Campbell, with a dedication to the Right Honourable Lady Diana Scott’.

Identifier: MS.15914
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The collection was probably intended for Lady Diana, the author's younger sister, on her approaching marriage to Walter Scott of Harden in 1754. There are a few later additions and an index (folio iii) but no section on confectionery. Some of the sources of the recipes are named.

Dates: 1753.

‘Autobiography of a nineteenth century printer’ by Samuel Kinnear, 1878, 1886-1887, with a diary, 1887, and poems, 1888., 1878-1888.

Identifier: MS.1938
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After an apprenticeship in Glasgow, the author was a printer in Edinburgh from about 1837. His narrative includes accounts of current events, of Edinburgh printers, and of literary and ecclesiastical celebrities, of whom there are many portraits. The illuminated title and dedication were written by James Watson, Writing Master.

Dates: 1878-1888.

Catechism, including prayers, doctrinal instructions, the order of the administration of the Sacraments, etc., in French and Micmac, by Antoine Simon (Petrus) Maillard, the Apostle of the Micmacs., 1759.

Identifier: MS.1900
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At the beginning is a poem in French on the doctrines of the Church. The work is dedicated 'Germano compari nostro Joanni Manach', and bears the date 1759 at various points. Although Antoine Maillard's name appears as that of the author, it is not certain that this manuscript is in his hand.

Dates: 1759.

"Cinquant [sic] Octonaires sur la vanité et inconstance du monde, dediez a tresillustre seigneur le conte de Shrewsbury, pour ses estrennes l'an 1607", being a calligraphic copy of the verses by Antoine de la Roche Chandieu, first published anonymously in ‘Les Cantigues du Seigneur de Maisonfleur’.

Identifier: MS.25240
Scope and Contents The manuscript is written in a variety of calligraphic hands and is decorated throughout with paintings of flowers, birds and insects. The pages containing Octonaires XVII, XXXI and XXXVIII are missing.The original title page and the dedication to the Earl of Shrewsbury have been cut out and pasted onto the verso of folio i and the inside of the front cover respectively.There are a number of later drawings and notes, including records of births of members...
Dates: [1586, or before]-19th century.

Coats of arms of the Nine Worthies, British and foreign royal houses, Kings of Scotland and their consorts from John Baliol to James VI, and the Scottish nobility and gentry.

Identifier: MS.1007
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At the beginning, on different paper, is a treatise, 'Scotica Nobilitas. Per Archibaldum Harbartum. Scotum. 1602' dedicated to the Bishop of Norwich.

The volume also contains lists of nobles and notes.

Dates: ?1st quarter of 17th century.

Collection of music by Hector Berlioz., Early 19th century-mid 19th century.

Identifier: MS.3428 [HB.MS.1-9]
Scope and Contents The following is based on the fuller description in Cecil Hopkinson, ‘A bibliography of the musical and literary works of Hector Berlioz’.HB.MS.1. 'Romance de Nina, ou la folle par amour.' Full score of the song from Dalayrac's opera 'Nina', copied by Hector Berlioz. (Folio 1.)HB.MS.2. "Air de Cellini, transposé pour voix de Basse par l'auteur." Full score of No. 15 from the opera 'Benvenuto Cellini'. This transposition is unpublished. (Folio 2.)HB.MS.3....
Dates: Early 19th century-mid 19th century.

Copy of the `Velitatio in Georgium Buchananum` of Ninian Winzet, which was published as part of his ‘Flagellum Sectarioram’.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.6.8
Scope and Contents The manuscript is a copy of the complete text preceded by the dedicatory epistle but without the marginal summaries and the Synopsis.Together with Adv.MS.33.7.20 it was made at the Benedictine Abbey of St. James, Ratisbon, in or about 1684, for the Abbot, Thomas (Dom Placid) Fleming by Andrew Cook, one of the monks (who subsequently became Prior), as a present to Christopher Irvine, physician and philologist.The text is followed by copies of documents relating to the...
Dates: 1582.

"Deemster John Parr's Abstract of the Laws of the Isle of Mann"., [1744, or after.]

Identifier: MS.3176
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The work is preceded by a dedication to Robert Heywood, Governor of the Isle of Man, and 'The supposed true cronicle of the Isle of Mann, coppied out of the originall'. It is written on paper watermarked 1744.

Dates: [1744, or after.]

'Divine aenigms and pious problems', poems by John Donne, son of Dr John Donne, Dean of St Paul's.

Identifier: MS.634
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The poems are dedicated to Francis, Baron Newport, afterwards Earl of Bradford. There are three illustrative diagrams, the ‘ensignes’ of the twelve Patriarchs, and ‘an index of most remarkable matters’.

Dates: 17th century.

Four letters, 1874-1884, of Thomas Stevenson to Peter G Tait, with one, 1886, to Mrs Tait.

Identifier: Acc.8378
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sonnets, 1858, of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, sent to Mrs Tait.

two documents, undated, concerning H S Reid, one being the text of the dedication of a chapel.

Dates: 1858-1886.

Genealogies of the nobility of Scotland in the hand of Sir James Balfour.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.38
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Prefixed is a Latin dedication of James Balfour to Charles I.

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.187) includes the reference: (Jac.V.2.24).

Dates: 1st half of 17th century.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Milner, E. to Milnes., 1850-1913.

Identifier: MS.40827
Scope and Contents This manuscript includes letters, 1850-1885, of Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, to John Murray III. They concern various publications of his, including “Selections from the poetical works of R.M. Milnes” and “Monographs, personal and social”.Is also includes letters of Robert Crewe-Milnes, Marquess of Crewe, formerly Baron Houghton, to John Murray IV. These concern his work “Stray verses”, with mention also of his father’s poetical works.All the letters...
Dates: 1850-1913.

Manuscript of ‘The life of God in the soul of man’ by Henry Scougal, Professor of Divinity at King's College, Aberdeen.

Identifier: MS.5405
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The manuscript is dedicated on a title-page (folio 2), 'to The most virtuous Lady and The most generous friend My Lady Gilmoir, August 21 1676’.

Dates: 1676.

Manuscript of 'The Song of the Tower' by William Sydney Graham, a poem dedicated to Sven Berlin, with a pencil portrait of Graham by Berlin., 1946.

Identifier: MS.26020
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William Sydney Graham, who came from Greenock but spent much of his life in Cornwall, published several collections of poems between 1942 and 1977.

Dates: 1946.

Manuscript of the title-page, dedication and preface for the "History of the Peninsular War" by Robert Southey., 1822.

Identifier: MS.42556
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The manuscript has the following arrangement :

folio 1 : title page;

folio 2 : dedication to "The King", George IV;

folio 3 : preface.

The date of the manuscript has been taken from the preface which was dated by Southey, "Keswick 22 July 1822".

Dates: 1822.

Manuscripts and papers of William Sharp (‘Fiona Macleod’)., 1893-1937, undated.

Identifier: MS.15941, folios 153-199
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The papers include the dedication to Walter Pater of a work on Rossetti, 1893, parts of which were published by Elizabeth Sharp in ‘William Sharp’, pages 70-72; part of the prologue to ‘The laughter of Peterkin’; 'The immortal hour' from ‘The fortnightly review, volume lxviii (New Series), 1900, pages 867-896, with later corrections; and poems, some of which were published in ‘Poems and dramas’ by ‘Fiona Macleod’.

Dates: 1893-1937, undated.