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Diaries.

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Refers to books containing the daily, personal accounts of the writer's own experiences, attitudes, and observations. (AAT) Use to refer to all personal diaires, whether by a named individual or not. (NLS) .

Found in 2585 Collections and/or Records:

13 diaries and letterbooks of James Gilliland Simpson, merchant, and his wife Jane née Horsburgh.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.12489
Scope and Contents

Includes a related typescript, circa 1985, of John Home Simpson.

Dates: 1800-1851.

African diary, 1885, and copies of letters, 1885-1886, of Dugald McFadyen.

 File
Identifier: Acc.11247
Scope and Contents

Diaries and letters concern the African Lakes Corporation`s trading station at Mandala, British Central Africa (Malawi). Includes a photograph of McFadyen, undated.

Dates: 1885-1886 and undated.

Alpine Excursions., 29 July 1929 - 18 February 1938.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.6334/1
Scope and Contents

With leaflets.

Dates: 29 July 1929 - 18 February 1938.

Angling journal of Thomas Stoddart., 1827-1866.

 Item
Identifier: MS.10301
Scope and Contents

The journal contains some quotations from Thomas Stoddart's works by William McCallum, and the inverted pages contain 'A collection of poetical effusions', fair copies of verses, most of which were published in ‘Songs and poems’.

Dates: 1827-1866.

Annotated copy of Archibald Stalker, "Conversation with Himself".

 Item
Identifier: Acc.6935
Scope and Contents

Comprising extracts from his diary for 1957-1969.

Dates: 1969.

Appointment diaries belonging to Margaret Ritchie., 1974, 1976, 1978-1983, 1985-1986.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Acc.13818/598-608
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Major-General James Johnston was born in Edinburgh in August 1939. He was educated at George’s Watson’s College, Welbeck College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, from which he was commissioned in July 1959 into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He underwent postgraduate training at the Royal Military Academy of science and REME Officers School. His training was completed by 1965 and he served several appointments as commanding officer within Germany and the United...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1974, 1976, 1978-1983, 1985-1986.

Appointment diaries detailing the professional and personal commitments of James Johnston., 1989.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Acc.13818/464-467
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Major-General James Johnston was born in Edinburgh in August 1939. He was educated at George’s Watson’s College, Welbeck College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, from which he was commissioned in July 1959 into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He underwent postgraduate training at the Royal Military Academy of science and REME Officers School. His training was completed by 1965 and he served several appointments as commanding officer within Germany and the United...
Dates: 1989.

Autobiographical notes, transcribed diary and anecdote of James Wardrop.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.5653
Scope and Contents

With diary, 1841-1861, of his daughter, Shirley.

Dates: circa 1855-1969.

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

 Item
Identifier: MS.1938
Scope and Contents

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.

Biographical items of Moultrie R Kelsall., 1941-1942, 1952-1952, 1958, 1961, undated.

 File
Identifier: Acc.7716/5
Scope and Contents

Containing:

Diary notes, November 1952.

Diary notes, undated.

Sheet giving brief details of career.

Account of the coffee house of Moultrie R Kelsall, 1961.

Article by David Tait on Moultrie R Kelsall, undated.

Pages relating to programmes Moultrie R Kelsall was involved with between November 1941 and October 1942.

Pages relating to the files 'Hour of 13', 1951, and 'The Inn of sixth happiness' draft novel, 1958.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1941-1942, 1952-1952, 1958, 1961, undated.

Biographical papers relating to Jan Struther, containing notes, diaries and photocopies., 1920s-1930s, 1989.

 File
Identifier: Acc.13220/48
Scope and Contents Containing: Biographical notes about Jan Struther by her daughter Jan Strutheret Rance, 1989, intended as guidance for an eventual biographer, and used by Ysenda Maxtone Graham in writing 'The real Mrs Miniver', 2001. Diaries of Anne Meriel Talbot, of Tite Street, Chelsea, born 1899 , died unmarried 1979. Extracts from the 51 diaries kept by Anne mainly in the 1920s and 1930s. Photocopies, and some typed copies, of the several hundred pages which contain remarks or information about the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920s-1930s, 1989.

Biography of James Bonar, compiled by his son.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.6536
Scope and Contents

Mostly comprising extracts from Bonar`s diary and correspondence.

Dates: circa 1830.

Box containing papers of Eric Reeve concerning his war experience, entitled 'War Papers', 1941-1946, 1966

 Series
Identifier: Acc.14390 Box 7 (1-4)
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains additional papers relating to Edith Simon's career as an artist and writer, as well as some early juvenilia, embracing her illustration and creative writing. The collection also contains a series of papers relating to her husband, the noted geneticist, Dr. Eric Reeve, documenting his university studies at the University of Oxford, his subsequent war service, and his later career at the University of Edinburgh. The broad scope of the collection may be...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1941-1946, 1966

Box of small format notebooks and diaries of Jan Struther., 1918-1953, undated.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.13220/17(1-27)
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Articles and poems published in newspapers and magazines are all faithfully preserved in 16 large albums of press cuttings.She was a keen supporter of the Democratic Party and the correspondence files contain some letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson. The papers include several travel journals, and manuscripts and typescripts of many articles, verses, songs and hymns - which she had a gift for writing, despite her own agnosticism. Also significant are the manuscripts...
Dates: 1918-1953, undated.

Brief fragment of the journal of John Harden., 1802.

 Item
Identifier: MS.8865
Scope and Contents

This fragment of a much longer diary describes the first part (from Dublin to Dunmail Raise) of John Harden's journey to Scotland to marry Jessy Allan. It is essentially a series of word-pictures of a succession of landscapes, each perceived with an artist's eye.

Dates: 1802.