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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 2680 Collections and/or Records:

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

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.

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.

Identifier: Acc.6334/1
Scope and Contents

With leaflets.

Dates: 29 July 1929 - 18 February 1938.

Angling journal of Thomas Stoddart., 1827-1866.

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".

Identifier: Acc.6935
Scope and Contents

Comprising extracts from his diary for 1957-1969.

Dates: 1969.

Autobiographical notes, transcribed diary and anecdote of James Wardrop.

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.

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.

Identifier: Acc.7716/5
Scope and Contents


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.

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.

Identifier: Acc.6536
Scope and Contents

Mostly comprising extracts from Bonar`s diary and correspondence.

Dates: circa 1830.