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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:

Diaries and notebooks of the 4th Earl of Minto., 1858-1913.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.12473-12524
Scope and Contents From the Series: Gilbert John Elliot Murray Kynynmound (1845- 1914), who was styled Viscount Melgund from 1859 and succeeded as Earl of Minto in 1891. He served in the army in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877, in Afghanistan, 1879, and in Egypt, 1882; from 1883 to 1886 he was Military Secretary to the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, Governor-General of Canada, from 1898 to 1904 he was himself Governor-General of Canada, and from 1905 to 1910 he was Viceroy of India. He was also much involved in local affairs,...
Dates: 1858-1913.

Diaries and other papers of W M Docharty.

 Record Group
Identifier: Acc.6334/1-28
Scope and Contents

Concerning his mountaineering expeditions in the British Isles, the Alps and Canada.

Dates: 1929-1968.

Diaries and other personal records of Graham Brown., 1898-1960.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.4338/17-40
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Comprising correspondence and papers of T Graham Brown, concerning mountaineering.

Dates: 1898-1960.

Diaries and personal papers of William Winter Hamilton., 1936-1992.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.10951/1-57
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Correspondence and papers, 1936-1992, of William Winter Hamilton (b.1917), writer politician, Labour MP for West Fife, 1950-1974 and for Central Fife, 1974-1987.

Dates: 1936-1992.

Diaries and related items of various members of the family of Henry Mackenzie., 1784-1838, undated.

 Series
Identifier: MSS.6372-6375
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

There is also some correspondence of the Seaforth family, Henry's son, Joshua Henry, having married Helen, daughter of Lord Seaforth.

Dates: 1784-1838, undated.

Diaries and travel notes of Christopher Murray Grieve, 'Hugh MacDiarmid'., 1950-1978.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.27196-27198
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The papers consist chiefly of Christopher Murray Grieve’s literary papers, but there is also material relating to his family and affairs.

Dates: 1950-1978.

Diaries, chiefly of engagements and appointments, of Lieutenant-General Sir Warren Hastings Anderson, son of General David Anderson., 1922, 1928.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.14845-14846
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Warren Hastings Anderson entered the merchant house of his uncle, Robert Anderson and Company, St. Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, in 1813, becoming a partner in 1818. From then until the 1850s he spent most of his life in Italy and France engaged in trade, finally retiring to Bowerhouse near Dunbar. Family, personal and legal material predominates in this collection.

Dates: 1922, 1928.

Diaries chiefly of the Reverend James MacGregor's wife Helen., 1892-1898.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.557-565
Scope and Contents

The Reverend James MacGregor's notes go down only to 10 October 1892, thereafter the diary is his wife's.

Dates: 1892-1898.

Diaries detailing the appointments and personal engagements of James Johnston. , 1952, 1971-1976, 1979-2003.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Acc.13818/444-487
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 1952, 1971-1976, 1979-2003.

Diaries, financial and administrative papers of Barberfield Farm, near Pencaitland, East Lothian; with some personal correspondence and papers of the Blythe family.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.11021/1-223
Scope and Contents Correspondence, accounts, diaries, and miscellaneous papers, 1861-1993, largely of and relating to Barberfield Farm, near Haddington, East Lothian. With personal correspondence, accounts, and photographs of Charles Blythe, Farmer, and his family, 1861-1993.Charles Blythe became tenant of Barberfield Farm in 1904 in partnership with his brother-in-law, William Millar, Draper, Tranent. In 1928, Blythe took on the lease of the neighbouring Heatheryhall Farm. Previously, he had been...
Dates: 1859-1993.

Diaries, journals, notebooks and related papers of Robert Stevenson and Sons., 1803-1963, undated.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.10706/190-269
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: These papers contain the business archive of the Stevensons from the late 18th century to the mid 20th century. They consist mainly of letterbooks, incoming correspondence, reports, memoranda, maps and plans, with a large number of printed pamphlets and reports by the Stevensons and others, concerning all the civil engineering works with which the family was involved. The main interest lies in the material relating to harbours and to lighthouse construction, and to the work of the Northern...
Dates: 1803-1963, undated.

Diaries, letter books and commonplace book of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Malcolm., 1820-1851.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.12150/1-37
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Diaries, letter books and commonplace book, 1835-1884, of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Malcolm (1782-1851) his sons, Rear Admiral George John Malcolm (1830-1884), and Pulteney Malcolm (1831-1852) of the Bengal Civil Service, and of George John Malcolm's wives, Ottonie von Dungern (1841-1866) and Sophie von Brockdorff (1846-1927).

Dates: 1820-1851.

Diaries, letters and miscellaneous papers, 1944-1989, of and relating to John Armstrong.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13315
Scope and Contents

John Armstrong studied at the Edinburgh College of Art where he was a contemporary of Eduardo Paolozzi who is mentioned in his diaries. After leaving college he worked as an artist and displays manager, then went on to work for the DHSS, Register Generals Office and elsewhere in Edinburgh. He later ran his own business. He continued painting throughout his life and also wrote fiction inspired by his bohemian lifestyle.

Dates: 1944-1989.

Diaries, logs, official correspondence and other papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles A C Gordon, MC, RA, mostly relating to the 11th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.8969/1-78
Scope and Contents

The papers mostly concern Gordon`s command of the 11th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery and include Battery log books, copies of Battery correspondence, a history of the Battery, photograph album, training materials, notes and engagement diaries.

Dates: 1896-1977.

Diaries, mostly of Sir George Taylor, with some of fellow botanists., 1925-1987.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.9533/204-243
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Sir George participated in three major botanical expeditions (to South Africa, 1927-8, East Africa, 1934-5, and Tibet and Bhutan, 1938) which are illustrated in letters, photographs and diaries.Correspondence of special interest includes letters from botanical explorers Frank and Jean Kingdon Ward, George and Betty Sherriff and Frank Ludlow (mostly from Burma, Tibet and Bhutan) and from King Gustav of Sweden and Stanley Smith (the latter discussing the possible foundation of a...
Dates: 1925-1987.

Diaries, notebooks and journals of members of the Gray family of Carntyne., 1814-1900.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.8100/112-130
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Most of these papers consist of titles and estate papers relating to the lands of Carntyne and Shettleston in Glasgow. They are particularly important for the history of the colliery at Westmuir from the death of John Gray of Carntyne in 1796 until that of his grandson, the Rev John Hamilton Gray, in 1867, but there is material from both before, and in particular from after that period. Robert Gray (d.1833) was a resident landowner, and an enthusiastic coalmaster. Though not all the Westmuir...
Dates: 1814-1900.