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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:

Diaries of General Sir Charles William Pasley covering the years following his retirement from active army service and public employment., 1848-1861.

Identifier: MSS.9869-9878
Scope and Contents The diaries describe Charles Pasley’s regular activities in considerable detail, especially his continued work as public examiner for the East India Company's Military Seminary, Addiscombe College, Surrey, and the experiments at the Royal Engineer Establishment, Chatham, on his decked, copper-lined pontoons. Other subjects mentioned include army organisation, railways, revisions of his books on military engineering, decimal coinage, meetings of various learned societies attended, especially...
Dates: 1848-1861.

Diaries of Helen B Cruickshank., 1973-1975.

Identifier: MSS.26707-26708
Scope and Contents

The entries in the diaries are very brief, consisting of names of visitors, work done in the house and garden, etc.

Dates: 1973-1975.

Diaries of Henry Alexander Robertson, Chancellor of Newton.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.17.2.5-17.2.45
Scope and Contents

The daily entries are brief, giving details of the weather and of Henry Alexander Robertson`s personal activities.

Dates: 1857-1915.

Diaries of Henry Robert Oswald, junior, written in India and Burma., 1854-1891.

Identifier: MSS.9006-9029
Scope and Contents The series of diaries, written in India and Burma, begins in January 1854, and continues in sequence until 1880, with only the volume for the year 1873 missing. After a brief period in the hospital at Bassein in Burma, Oswald was posted in September 1854 in charge of the hospital at Shemogah in Mysore. Apart from a visit on leave to England in 1859, he remained there until 1865. The diaries for this period describe both his social life, including hunting expeditions, and his professional...
Dates: 1854-1891.

Diaries of James Naughton Dandie., 1914-1919.

Identifier: Acc.9530/3-21
Scope and Contents

The majority of the diarieswhich describe the author's experiences at the front in France, 1914-1919.

Dates: 1914-1919.

Diaries of James Rannie Swinton., 1838-1888.

Identifier: Acc.13686/1-24
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1838 –1888, of James Rannie Swinton.

The diaries document Swinton’s career as an artist from 1838 when he studied at the Trustees’ Academy in Edinburgh to his death in London in 1888.

The diaries for 1841-1844, 1846-1850, 1852-1853, 1856-1857. 1860-1862, 1865-1866, 1872, 1876-1880, 1885 and 1887 are missing.

Dates: 1838-1888.

Diaries of James Rannie Swinton and the Swinton family.

Identifier: Acc.13686/1-141
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1838-1939, of James Rannie Swinton, artist, his wife Blanche Arthur Georgina Swinton, née Fitzgerald de Ros, and his nieces, Katherine Margaret Campbell Swinton and Alice Susan Lucy Campbell Swinton, daughters of Archibald Campbell Swinton of Kimmeringhame, author.James Rannie Swinton was the younger son of John Campbell Swinton of Kimmerghame, Berwickshire. He studied art at Edinburgh`s Trustee`s Academy before moving to London in 1840 and enrolling at the Royal Academy...
Dates: 1838-1939.

Diaries of James Robert Hope-Scott, with one of his daughter, Mary Monica Maxwell Scott., 1852-1872.

Identifier: MSS.3680-3695
Scope and Contents

The leaves that have been foliated are those on which there is actual handwriting. The printed sections and fly-leaves have not been foliated, though writing does occur on some of the latter.

Dates: 1852-1872.

Diaries of Jane Ross and John Cockburn Ross., 1793-1825, undated.

Identifier: MS.20481
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: (i) Engagement diaries, 1793, 1817-1825, of John Cockburn Ross. (Folio 1.) (ii) Diaries, 1808-1818, undated, of Jane Cockburn Ross. In particular, Mrs Ross notes social engagements, but she also records her impressions of local customs, accommodation, food, and prices. (Folio 86.)

Dates: 1793-1825, undated.

Diaries of Joe Corrie., 1949-1958.

Identifier: MSS.26541-26550
Scope and Contents

A series of desk diaries with manuscript entries scattered throughout. The entries, which are chiefly very brief, concern productions of Joe Corrie's plays.

Dates: 1949-1958.

Diaries of John Chisholm., 1877-1928.

Identifier: MSS.21072-21095
Scope and Contents The diaries cover most of John Chisholm’s life from his student days on, with gaps in 1880, 1891-1894, 1898-1899, and 1909-1912. The entries are chiefly daily (but very intermittent in 1895-1897, and less so occasionally at other times). They detail chiefly the external events in the life of a student, a young advocate and aspiring politician, and a fairly successful lawyer. Apart from his studies in Leipzig in 1878 and a trip to Spain in 1882, his life was largely spent at work in Edinburgh...
Dates: 1877-1928.

Diaries of John Chisholm, Kings Counsel; and papers formerly loosely enclosed therein.

Identifier: MSS.21072-21096
Scope and Contents

John Chisholm, from Perth, studied at Edinburgh and Leipzig, and was admitted advocate in 1881. He stood unsuccessfully as a Conservative at the elections of 1885 and 1892. He took silk in 1904 and was appointed Sheriff of Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk in 1905. He married in 1892, and died in 1929.

Dates: 1877-1928.

Diaries of John Dunlop of Gairbraid., 1833-1860.

Identifier: MSS.9261-9262
Scope and Contents The diaries chiefly concern John Dunlop’s work in the Temperance movement and the earlier entries describe scenes of debauchery in Edinburgh, and visits to police courts. There are also reports on Temperance meetings and notes of conversations with individuals.In addition to these diaries, there are summaries of some of Dunlop's letters, extracts from his reading, and notes on various subjects. Numerous press-cuttings and other papers, mostly concerning the Temperance movement,...
Dates: 1833-1860.

Diaries of John McCurdy covering the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014, with edited transcript entitled 'Our Beautiful Campaign'.

Identifier: Acc.14388
Scope and Contents The diaries cover the period between 18 September 2013 and 22 March 2015, and contain thoughtful and detailed descriptions of the pro-Independence campaigning activities of John McCurdy and his partner Joan Skinner, including notes on canvassing and letter-writing for Yes Scotland; notes on public meetings including those of the Edinburgh Active Citizenship Group, Radical Independence Campaign, and Women for Independence; reports on panel discussions, literary events, and political speeches...
Dates: Majority of material found within 2013-2015, 2022.