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Diplomas. School records.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Formal documents conferring some honor, degree, or privilege, especially those bearing record of graduation from or a degree conferred by an educational institution.

Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:

Addresses, honorary diplomas, speeches, etc., 1813, 1816, 1898-1910, undated.

Identifier: Ch.10493-10633
Scope and Contents From the Series: The charters of the Minto family include titles to all the lands owned by the family in Roxburghshire, Fife, and Angus. The Roxburghshire titles include a few from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries but they and the Angus titles are not numerous until the seventeenth century. The earliest Fife titles however go back to the twelfth century, and the series is virtually complete from then until modern times.The lands of Headshaw were acquired by Sir Gilbert Elliot, 1st Baronet,...
Dates: 1813, 1816, 1898-1910, undated.

Certificates and diplomas awarded to A E Borthwick, 1912-1952, with one diploma of his wife as Associate in Arts, University of Oxford, 1895., 1895, 1912-1952.

Identifier: MS.10489
Scope and Contents

There is also a design by John Y Thomson, sculptor, for a wall tablet in memory of several members of A E Borthwick's family.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1895, 1912-1952.

Certificates and related documents received by James Johnston on completion of degree at the Royal Military College of Science., 1959-1962

Identifier: Acc.13818/22
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: 1959-1962

Collection of genealogical material on various Scottish families and items of historical interest copied by Robert Mylne, the antiquary, in the late 17th or early 18th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.6.10
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) ‘The Portrait of True Loyalty exposed in the Family of Gordon, without interruption to this present year 1691. With a Relationof the Castle of Edr. in the year 1689’ (folio 1), which is attributed to David Burnet, a Catholic Priest. The original manuscript, which was in Blairs College, Aberdeen (‘The House of Gordon’, page xxxvi), is at the Scottish Catholic Archives, Columba House, Edinburgh, where it has the...
Dates: 1554-1720.

Copies, 17th century, of diplomas, gifts, and other documents, 1615-1651, in favour of Sir James Carmichael, 1st Baronet, of Westraw, and 1st Lord Carmichael; and of papers, 1600-1618, concerning the vicarage and stipend of Pettinain., 1600-1651.

Identifier: MS.20799
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: (i) Copies, 17th century, of diplomas, gifts, and other documents in favour of Sir James Carmichael, 1st Bartonet, of Westraw, and 1st Lord Carmichael, 1615-1651. (Folio 1.) This volume is related but not apparently identical to the 'Hyndford Inventory' cited in ‘The Scots peerage’, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, volume 4 (Edinburgh, 1907) pages 584-585. (ii) Copies, early 17th century, of papers, 1600-1618, concerning the vicarage and stipend of Pettinain....
Dates: 1600-1651.

Copies by Robert Mylne of birth-brieves and diplomas conferring titles., 1610-1696.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.6.3
Scope and Contents

Many of the items concern Scots who had gone abroad. The contents list (folio iii verso) and the last entry are in a different hand.

Dates: 1610-1696.

Correspondence and papers, including sermons, lectures, diaries and photographs, of Sir George Adam Smith, Lilian Adam Smith and their family.

Identifier: Acc.9446/1-422
Scope and Contents

The George Adam Smith Archive, comprising correspondence and papers, 1859-1949, of the Very Rev Sir George Adam Smith (1856-1942), theologian, Moderator of the United Free Church General Assembly, 1916, and Principal of Aberdeen University, 1910-35; of his wife Lilian, née Buchanan (1866-1949) and her family; and of their family, particularly George Buchanan Smith (d.1915) and Robert Dunlop Smith (d.1917).

Dates: 1847-1982.

Correspondence and papers of the artist Alfred Edward Borthwick and his family.

Identifier: MSS.10393-10491
Scope and Contents A E Borthwick (1871-1955), a son of William H Borthwick of Crookston, studied art in Edinburgh and Paris from 1890 to 1896, after which he enlisted in the ranks and helped to raise the Scottish Sharpshooters, 70th company of the XVIII Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry. He served in the Boer and First World Wars, retiring from the army in 1919 as honorary Staff Captain. As a member of the Royal Academy he specialised in portraits and subjects of a religious genre, his best-known work being...
Dates: 1815-1967, undated.

Degree of Doctor of Medicine of Edinburgh University awarded to Thomas Stewart Traill., 1802.

Identifier: Ch.15376
Scope and Contents From the Series:

These documents relate to Professor Traill`s family the Traills of Tirlot in Orkney, his daughter`s family, the Omonds, and the Grahams of Breckness and Gorthie.

Dates: 1802.

Diploma certifying the award of the insignia of office as Protonotary Apostolic to Giovanni Paolo Pongelli at Camerino, 1582., [1566, or after]-[1589, or after.]

Identifier: MS.25247
Scope and Contents

With a copy of Giovanni Paolo Pongelli's doctoral diploma, 1582 (folio 11) and privilege of citizenship of Camerino, 1589 (folio 20). Illuminated with the arms of Pongelli and two cardinals.

Dates: [1566, or after]-[1589, or after.]

Diploma in favour of Peter Wedderburn of Gosford of the title of Knight Baronet., 30 December 1697.

Identifier: Ch.6682
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The charter and legal material contained here is of importance as giving the continuous history of a landed family in Fife from the 13th to the 18th century. The Halkett family appear to have risen partly on the decline of the Lochores of Lochore. By 1431, the former are having transumpts made of charters of the early 13th century granted to the latter (Ch.6018-6019).

Dates: 30 December 1697.