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Bills. Legislative records.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Drafts of proposed laws introduced in a legislative body.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence and papers concerning the 4th Earl of Minto as Military Secretary., 1883-1886.

Identifier: MS.12550
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Correspondence relating to the raising of Canadian troops for imperial service, 1885 (folio 1); (ii) Correspondence and papers relating to the North-West Rebellion, 1885-1894. This includes material concerning the events of the rebellion itself, and later correspondence and printed historical notes on Sir Frederick Middleton's part in the campaign. For an account of the background to the sentencing and execution of Louis Riel, see MS.12507 (folio 51); (iii)...
Dates: 1883-1886.

Correspondence and papers of the 3rd Earl of Minto concerning matters of political organisation., 1852-1885.

Identifier: MS.12354
Scope and Contents

The correspondence and papers concern parliamentary reform, 1852-1884 (folio 1), the Roxburghshire Liberal Registration Society, 1867-1881 (folio 71), and the Burgh Boundaries Bill, 1852-1885 (folio 194).

Dates: 1852-1885.

Correspondence and papers of the 3rd Earl of Minto concerning the Forbes Mackenzie Act., 1857-1878.

Identifier: MS.12356
Scope and Contents From the Series: William Hugh Elliot Murray Kynynmound was the eldest surviving son of the 2nd Earl of Minto, who was styled Viscount Melgund from 1814 and succeeded as Earl of Minto in 1859. He was Member of Parliament for Hythe, 1837-1841, for Greenock, 1847-1852, and for Clackmannan and Kinross, 1857-1859; served as chairman of the Lunacy Commission, Scotland, 1857. As an active back-bench MP and peer, who was closely related to some of the leading political figures of his time - he was, for example, the...
Dates: 1857-1878.

Further papers and photographs of William Winter Hamilton.

Identifier: Acc.14270/1-4
Scope and Contents

Personal memorabilia and photographs of William W Hamilton, relating to his education at Sheffield University, 1936-1941, and political career.

Dates: 1936-1989.

Household accounts of the Earl of Angus, and other miscellaneous papers., 1608, 18th century-19th century.

Identifier: MS.2200
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Household accounts of the Earl of Angus, June-November 1608, signed by the Earl, 'V. D. Erll Anguss'. See A O Curle, "The kitchen and buttery accounts of the Earl of Angus's Household, &c.", in ‘Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’, volume xlii, page 191, where a transcript is given of the accounts for a week in July. (Folio 1.)(ii) Papers regarding the state of the Highlands in relation to Jacobitism: part of a...
Dates: 1608, 18th century-19th century.

Letters and papers chiefly on the administration and reform of the Scottish law-courts., 1785-1809.

Identifier: MS.12
Scope and Contents The contents include:Papers, 1785-1786, concerning reform of the Court of Session;Memorandum, 1786, on the office of Lord Chancellor of Scotland; Proposed duties on law proceedings in order to increase judges` salaries, 1792; Proposed bill, [?1802], for trying contested elections;Observations, 1803, upon appeal business in Scotland, by Ilay Campbell, Lord President; Copy of a letter signed by Ilay Campbell, Charles Hope,...
Dates: 1785-1809.

Letters and papers chiefly relating to the Herring Fisheries in Scotland, and to police and prisons in Scotland., 1779-1848, undated.

Identifier: MS.354A
Scope and Contents (i) Letters and papers (manuscript and printed) relating chiefly to the Herring Fisheries in Scotland, 1791-1796, 1801-1812, 1847, undated. The subjects include considerations on the best mode of encouraging the White Herring Fishing, 1791; British Society for Fisheries and the road from Dingwall to Ullapool, 1792; memorial of the Adventurers in the British White Herring Fisheries, 1794; reports, etc., of the Highland Society of Scotland on the proposed British White Fishery Bill [?1801];...
Dates: 1779-1848, undated.

Letters and papers concerning Scottish affairs., 1810-1830.

Identifier: MS.13
Scope and Contents The contents include:Letters, etc., 1813, on the proposed Bill for the Better Preservation of Game in Scotland; Lettters, etc., 1815, on the Bill for Trial by Jury in Civil Causes; Report, 1819, by the Barons of the Exchequer of Scotland to the parliamentary commissioners appointed to inquire into the Courts of Justice in Scotland;Memorial, 1826, of the Judges of the Supreme Consistorial Court of Scotland to the Treasury regarding their...
Dates: 1810-1830.

Miscellaneous correspondence and other papers., 1840-1872, undated.

Identifier: MS.3679
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:Correspondence, 1840-1872, undated, chiefly between correspondents of James Robert Hope-Scott, including William Gladstone, John Henry Newman, Henry Edward Manning, Nicholas Wiseman and E L Badeley (folios 1-112);Copies of a Bill and an Act relating to Foreign Bishops, 1841 (folios 113-118);Cuttings from German newspapers, 1841-1842 (folios 119-132);A copy (printed) of the funeral sermon by Cardinal Newman for James...
Dates: 1840-1872, undated.

Miscellaneous letters and papers, letters of Gregor Farquharson, Captain (H.P.), 84th Foot, and letters relating to the Poor Law, 1834, the Scots Poor Law Commission, 1843, and Scots Poor Law Bill, 1845., 1782-1850.

Identifier: MS.642
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Miscellaneous letters and papers, 1782-1850. The writers and subjects dealt with include Ebenezer McCulloh, on ash-burning for bleaching salts, etc., 1782, 1784; memorial of the fishermen of Holy Island complaining of oppression, 1790; state of the population of Edinburgh, 1791, made for Sir John Sinclair’s ‘Statistical Account’; necessity for a free importation of coal into the Western Isles and coasts of Scotland, 1792; observations for...
Dates: 1782-1850.

Miscellaneous papers of John Spottiswoode, Advocate., 1698-1718, undated.

Identifier: MS.658
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) ‘Act [i.e., Bill] for erecting the Advocats into a Society. 27 Jany. 1701’ (folio 1);(ii) Similar draft, undated (folio 2);(iii) Lists of advocates, 1661-1710 (folio 4);(iv) Printed petition to the Court of Session by the Dean and Faculty of Advocates and others regarding valuation of the burgh of Edinburgh by the stent masters, 1707 (folio 14);(v) Draft of formal receipt by John Spottiswoode of the...
Dates: 1698-1718, undated.

Papers of John Rennie concerning harbours in places beginning Ay-Br., 1771-1821.

Identifier: MS.19789
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Ayr, copy of a report by John Smeaton, 1771, printed Acts of Parliament, 1772, 1794, and correspondence, 1805, (folio 1); (ii) Balbriggan, correspondence, 1818, 1820 (folio 32); (iii) Barton Ferry, correspondence, 1817 (folio 47); (iv) Belfast, reports and letter, 1815, 1817, 1821 (folio 50); (v) Berwick, estimate and correspondence, 1807-1814, 1817, 1820-1821 (folio 74); (vi) Boston, parliamentary bill, 1812, letter, 1821. Further papers mentioning this...
Dates: 1771-1821.

Papers of the 2nd Earl of Minto on proposed Scottish Reform Act Amendment-Bills., 1835, 1852.

Identifier: MS.12145
Scope and Contents From the Series: Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound (1782-1859) was styled Viscount Melgund from 1813 and succeeded as Earl of Minto in 1814. He was Member of Parliament for Ashburton, 1806-1807, and for Roxburghshire, 1812-1814; and served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the King of Prussia 1832-1834, First Lord of the Admiralty, 1835-1841, Lord Privy Seal, 1846-1852, and on a special mission to Switzerland and the states of Italy, 1847-1848. The papers reflect fully the 2nd Earl's...
Dates: 1835, 1852.

Printed material of the family of Mure of Caldwell concerning public affairs., 1799-1907.

Identifier: MS.5007
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Political papers, including copies of bills and Acts of Parliament (folio 1);

(ii) Papers concerning local affairs in Scotland (folio 63);

(iii) Speeches of William Mure (succeeded 1860) (folio 162);

(iv) Papers on literary and cultural subjects (folio 183);

(v) Legal paper, Officers of State for Scotland against the Chancellor of Glasgow University’ (folio 214).

Dates: 1799-1907.

Printed papers relating to the development of the highways and turnpike roads in the County of Angus., 1830-1859.

Identifier: MS.19588
Scope and Contents

Printed material consisting of proposed heads of a bill (folio 1) and the subsequent act (folio 9) relating to the making and maintenance of roads in Angus, 1830-1831; Patrick Chalmers’ annotated copy (and another) of the 'Turnpike Roads (Scotland) Bill, 1836' (folio 20); 'A Bill for the better management of Highways in England', 1859 (folio 26).

Dates: 1830-1859.

Taylor Collection: papers relating to Scottish affairs.

Identifier: MS.68
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Notarial copy of the proceedings in the case of the magistrates of Elgin v the Procurator of the Church of Scotland, 1713. (Folio 1.)(ii) 'Memorial concerning the opposition offered by the Bank of England to the draught of a warrant for a charter to incorporate the proprietors of the Scots Equivalent Debentures', 1719. (Folio 12.)(iii) Correspondence, 1719, of the Lord Advocate, Sir David Dalrymple, on the prosecution of the...
Dates: 1713-1790.