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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 2688 Collections and/or Records:

Daily diaries kept by Margaret Ritchie. , 1976-1986.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Acc.13818/587-597
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: 1976-1986.

Dairies of the family of Fletcher of Saltoun., 1736-1797.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.17745-17768
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Fletchers were merchants in Dundee, who came to prominence towards the end of the sixteenth century in the person of Robert, burgess and bailie of Dundee, who purchased various lands in Forfar which were consolidated into the estate of Innerpeffer; he died in 1622. His eldest son Sir Andrew was admitted an ordinary judge in 1623 (his brothers were James, merchant burgess of Dundee; Robert, of Bencho; and Sir George, of Restennet, advocate, through whose holding of the priory lands of...
Dates: 1736-1797.

Dairy of Alexander Bannerman, 7th Baronet of Elsick., 1837-1839.

 Item
Identifier: MS.1691
Scope and Contents From the Series: These diaries, which were regarded by their author as of no value whatsoever, were preserved by his desire merely that his descendants might know something of the thoughts and feelings of one of their predecessors. They do not form a daily record, but consist of random reflections on current events, and a great many biographical and genealogical descriptions of families and individuals of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, chiefly in MS.1686, which has at the end a rough index of the persons...
Dates: 1837-1839.

Dairy of Alexander Bannerman, 7th Baronet of Elsick, titled, '3rd volume of Scraps and Nonsensicals'., 1831-1833.

 Item
Identifier: MS.1687
Scope and Contents From the Series: These diaries, which were regarded by their author as of no value whatsoever, were preserved by his desire merely that his descendants might know something of the thoughts and feelings of one of their predecessors. They do not form a daily record, but consist of random reflections on current events, and a great many biographical and genealogical descriptions of families and individuals of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, chiefly in MS.1686, which has at the end a rough index of the persons...
Dates: 1831-1833.

Dairy of Alexander Bannerman, 7th Baronet of Elsick, titled, '4th volume of Scraps and Nonsensicals'., 1833-1834.

 Item
Identifier: MS.1688
Scope and Contents From the Series: These diaries, which were regarded by their author as of no value whatsoever, were preserved by his desire merely that his descendants might know something of the thoughts and feelings of one of their predecessors. They do not form a daily record, but consist of random reflections on current events, and a great many biographical and genealogical descriptions of families and individuals of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, chiefly in MS.1686, which has at the end a rough index of the persons...
Dates: 1833-1834.

Dairy of Alexander Bannerman, 7th Baronet of Elsick, titled, '5th volume, Private Manuscripts, Nothings'., 1834-1836.

 Item
Identifier: MS.1689
Scope and Contents From the Series: These diaries, which were regarded by their author as of no value whatsoever, were preserved by his desire merely that his descendants might know something of the thoughts and feelings of one of their predecessors. They do not form a daily record, but consist of random reflections on current events, and a great many biographical and genealogical descriptions of families and individuals of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, chiefly in MS.1686, which has at the end a rough index of the persons...
Dates: 1834-1836.

Dairy of Alexander Bannerman, 7th Baronet of Elsick, titled, 'Sixth volume of Scraps and Personal Memoranda'., 1836-1837.

 Item
Identifier: MS.1690
Scope and Contents From the Series: These diaries, which were regarded by their author as of no value whatsoever, were preserved by his desire merely that his descendants might know something of the thoughts and feelings of one of their predecessors. They do not form a daily record, but consist of random reflections on current events, and a great many biographical and genealogical descriptions of families and individuals of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, chiefly in MS.1686, which has at the end a rough index of the persons...
Dates: 1836-1837.

Dairy of Christopher K Mylne entitled ‘Observations and camera-work on third pair of Scottish Ospreys’ , 28 June 1967-4 July 1967.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.14534/2
Scope and Contents

This diary covers the time that Mylne spent at Loch Garten observing and photographing ospreys.

Breeding pairs of ospreys had been extinct in Britain by the beginning of the 20th century, but they ospreys first returned to Loch Garten in 1954, generating much interest. Mylne went in 1967 to record the activities of the third breeding pair and kept this journal of his experiences there.

Dates: 28 June 1967-4 July 1967.

Dairy of Mary Monica Maxwell Scott, daughter of James Robert Hope-Scott., 1867.

 Item
Identifier: MS.3695
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

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: 1867.

Deputy Chief of Staff Appointment diary belonging to James Johnston., 1981

 File
Identifier: Acc.13818/164
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: 1981

Detailed medical journal kept by the 2nd Earl of Minto to record the treatment of his terminal illness, apparently disease of the prostate., 26 March 1858-2March 1859.

 Item
Identifier: MS.12005
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: 26 March 1858-2March 1859.

Diaries., 1876-1933.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.1669/1-15
Scope and Contents

Diaries kept as a student at Osnabrück (1-2) and throughout his military career, both in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (3-6) and subsequently when holding various senior appointments (6-14), and in retirement, until 1933 (15), when increasing blindness forced him to discontinue. Nos 3-15, which consist of groups of three or more diaries re-bound together as a single volume, contain also press-cuttings, snapshots and other ephemera pasted or tipped in.

Dates: 1876-1933.

Diaries., 1892-1924.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.4499/8-18
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Alexander Paterson qualified as a doctor at Edinburgh in 1885. He spent a few years in London, Cairo and Aden, before entering on his main work as a medical missionary of the United Free Church of Scotland at Hebron in Palestine in 1893. He remained there until the station was handed over to the Church Missionary Society in 1922, when he retired to Edinburgh. He died in 1940. His only published work is the posthumous 'Jesus meets Paul, a duologue in Paradise', Glasgow, [1942]. There is a...
Dates: 1892-1924.

Diaries, 1832-1865, chiefly of Colonel James Halkett (1822-1870), Coldstream Guards, son of Hugh, Baron von Halkett, describing his service in Britain, Mauritius, India and the Crimea; with correspondence and related material, 1847-1863, concerning several other members of the Halkett family.

 Series
Identifier: MSS.14200-14219
Scope and Contents

James Halkett was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Mauritius, Sir William Gomm, from 1842 to 1847, and to the Commander-in-Chief of India from 1850 to 1854. He was severely wounded in action in November 1854 and the diary for that year gives particular accounts of the battles he witnessed during the Crimean War.

Dates: 1832-1865, undated.

Diaries, 1858-1865, of John Dalziel, Writer to the Signet.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.9585
Scope and Contents

With letter, 1902, of Cora Scott-Moncrieff to Ethel Dalziel concerning Sir Joseph Nöel Paton, and genealogical table, undated, of the Hanna and Dalziel families.

Dates: 1858-1902 and undated.