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Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Balcarres Papers.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.29.2.1-29.2.9a
Scope and Contents In the original inventory (a copy of which is at MS.3581, folios 6-7) signed by Thomas Ruddiman, then Underkeeper of the Library, the papers are listed in thirty-eight bundles. Most of these were arranged and bound during the period 1820-1849. Of the remainder, Adv.MSS.19.1.24 and 29.2.9a were bound in 1896, when it was not realised that Adv.MS.19.1.24 belonged to the collection. Adv.MS.16.2.3, now a small quarto volume, had also become separated from the rest of the papers, but can be...
Dates: 1231-1686, and undated.

Folder of John Francis Campbell containing the sun-dial experiments for June 1874 described in Adv.MS.50.6.12a., 1855-1856, 1874, 1881.

Identifier: Adv.MS.50.6.12B
Scope and Contents Arcs of black water-proof material were used to register the daily path and burning power of the sun and are pasted on sheets of heavy cartridge paper joined together to form a continuous strip.Loosely inserted at the back of the folder is a sheet of linen on which several printed diagrams are mounted illustrating the sun`s burning power ascertained from Campbell`s Registering Sun-Dial in 1855-1856.Later notes of Campbell dated 4 July 1881 appear on the first board...
Dates: 1855-1856, 1874, 1881.

Letters and papers, mostly concerning the Church of Scotland., 1231-1641.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.8
Scope and Contents The subjects include the case brought by John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, against Robert Wallace; the ‘Second Book of Discipline’; the Act of Revocation; and the protests against the Service-book. Most of the papers concerning the Covenant have been published more than once, and some appeared as contemporary pamphlets.Copy of a charter, 1360, granted by David II to the Bishop of Aberdeen; in Latin (folio 1). - This was printed from Adv.MS.16.1.10 in ‘Registrum episcopatus...
Dates: 1231-1641.

Memorandum-books of General Sir George Murray containing records of interviews and audiences with the King of Sweden, and other memoranda relating to the mission to Sweden., 1808.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.46.1.19-46.1.20
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection consists of letters, orders, reports, and maps relating to Murray’s military career, to his official and diplomatic duties and to his literary activities. It is arranged in nearly chronological order illustrating the various periods of his career.

Dates: 1808.

Record book of the Westminster Club for 'gentlemen educated at Westminster School’., 1789-1798.

Identifier: MS.6337
Scope and Contents

The volume contains minutes of club meetings at the Thatched House Tavern, 1789-1798 (folio 1), and rules, resolutions and lists of members (folio 80).

Dates: 1789-1798.

Records and manuscripts of the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

Identifier: Dep.179- is now part of Acc.11538.

Scrapbook of John Francis Campbell containing experiments in solar physics., 1882-1885.

Identifier: Adv.MS.50.5.8
Scope and Contents In particular Campbell records his study of sun-spots and their effect on weather. The small pamphlet he published on the subject, ‘Sun Spots and World`s Weather’, being two letters he sent to the editor of the ‘Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society’ in 1884, is included in this volume (folio 69).There is also a little related correspondence inserted here and there throughout the volume.Apart from notes and press cuttings on astronomy and meteorology,...
Dates: 1882-1885.