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Drawings. Visual works.

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Visual works produced by drawing, which is the application of lines on a surface, often paper, by using a pencil, pen, chalk, or some other tracing instrument to focus on the delineation of form rather than the application of color. This term is often defined broadly to refer to computer-generated images as well. (AAT) Include sketches under 'Drawings', but ignore doodles, unless particularly noteworthy. (NLS) In the published catalogues this heading was used for pictures. The heading 'Pictures' was used for all lists of pictures and for descriptions of treatises on pictures. (NLS) .

Found in 1221 Collections and/or Records:

12 drawings of David Roberts made for his projected part-work "The Antiquities of Scotland".

Identifier: Acc.11990
Scope and Contents

Nine of the drawings were etched for this set in extremely limited numbers.

Dates: 1831.

13 drawings by Edward Blore for Sir James Hall`s "Essay on the Origin, History, and Principles of Gothic Architecture" (1813).

Identifier: Acc.12083
Scope and Contents

Includes a collection of proof engravings for the book and some drawings, notes and papers of Sir James Hall.

Dates: 1809-1812.

“A fortnight's cruise in the Ailsa from June 29 to July 13 1892”.

Identifier: MS.9231
Scope and Contents

An account of a voyage in an RNYC yacht round the Western Islands, by an unidentified author, illustrated with photographs, water-colour drawings, and pen sketches of the party, crew and scenery.

The party includes Jessie, Rae, Fred and cousin A. Rintoul and others.

The crew were Captain Peter MacNichol, Jack MacMillan, John MacAllister, Ronald MacDonald, Malcolm Wilkie and Dugald MacGillivray.

Dates: 1892.

Account book, early 19th century, of Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael.

Identifier: Acc.4299
Scope and Contents

With drawings for "A new Edition of Pennecuick`s Works, 1816", and a monologue, 19th century, "Lady Gifford".

Dates: 19th century.

Album, containing notes taken by the father of Thomas Ross, the architect, of sermons preached by the Reverend John Caird, and drawings by Ross.

Identifier: MS.3646
Scope and Contents

The sermons were preached in Errol Church in 1851 (folio 1).

Some of Thomas Ross's drawings bear dates from 1858 to 1919 (chiefly architectural sketches and designs), and some are evidently juvenile. Loose drawings and a sermon (folio 94) have been pasted in.

Dates: 1851, 1858-1919, undated.

Album of Adam White, the naturalist (1817-1879), entitled on the cover 'Weeds and wild flowers'.

Identifier: MS.10306
Scope and Contents A draft title-page (folio 24) suggests that in 1850 Adam White was proposing to publish a work on 'Weeds and wild-flowers loved by Wordsworth', and the first part of the album contains a collection of materials towards this purpose: drawings and engravings of wild flowers with some specimens of pressed flowers, newspaper-cuttings, and copies of letters and poems of Wordsworth.The collection of information is then extended to include other poets: Coleridge, Cowper, Southey,...
Dates: Mid 19th century-?late 19th century.

Album of drawings in pencil and watercolour, collected by Caroline, Marchioness of Queensberry, in 1833.

Identifier: MS.10784
Scope and Contents

Many of the drawings are by E C Douglas, possibly Lady Queensberry's sister-in-law Elizabeth. The subjects include humorous sketches, animals and landscapes.

Dates: 1833.

Album of drawings of `An eight week`s tour in Scotland taken by ten Douglas`s`.

Identifier: Acc.13363
Scope and Contents

Drawings made on a tour in Scotland in 1845. Places visited include Dalkieth, Edinburgh, Roslin chapel, the Trossachs, Glencoe, Tyndrum, Ballahulish, Kinlochmore, Loch Leven, Dunolly Castle, Inverary, Newbattle and Hoddam Castle.

Dates: 1845

Album of Draycott House, Derbyshire.

Identifier: MS.3009
Scope and Contents Hugh Scott of Draycott (Draycot, Draycote) House, a Captain in the East India Marine, was a son of Walter Scott of Raeburn (died 1830) and cousin of Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford. The album, compiled by Hugh Scott's descendants, contains letters of Sir Walter Scott and members of his family, printed matter relating to the subscription raised to purchase Abbotsford for the Scott family, drawings and photographs of Draycott, notes on family history by William Scott of Raeburn (died 1855),...
Dates: Mid 19th century-1936.

Album of Elizabeth Johnston containing drawings and verses by her friends., 1842-1871, undated.

Identifier: MS.26259
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Born in Orkney, Florence Marian McNeill worked in London for the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene from 1913 to 1917. She wrote and lectured on a variety of subjects, and was an active member of the Scottish National Party and the Saltire Society, but is best known for her books on Scottish cookery and folklore.

Dates: 1842-1871, undated.

Album of Evelyne Radford, daughter of Jack Radford of Hale End Manor, Walthamstow, Essex, relating to country house parties in England and at Kildonan Lodge, Sutherland, to a cruise and a holiday in the South of France.

Identifier: Acc.13196
Scope and Contents The album is a record of the weekend and holiday social life of the Radford family, friends of the Drummond family, the Viscounts Strathallan. Evelyn Radford was the spinster daughter of Mrs and Mrs Jack Radford of Hale End Manor, near Walthamstow, Essex. Places visited include: Swaylands House, Penshurt, Kent; West Garty Lodge and Kildonan, Sutherland; Hale End Manor, Essex; Alderwasley, Matlock, Derbyshire; Fornham Park, Bury St Edmunds; The Briars, Byfleet, Surrey; Cranborne Hall, Windsor...
Dates: 1893-1898.

Album of letters to and printed items collected by William Ford, bookseller, Manchester, through his involvement in the Edinburgh book trade.

Identifier: MS.18000
Scope and Contents The album includes letters from several prominent Edinburgh figures of the early 19th century such as Thomas Thomson, Deputy Clerk Register, and Edward W A Drummond Hay, Principal Clerk, Lyon Office. Both men appear to have been in regular correspondence with William Ford. Amongst the printed items is an "Inventory of Work done for the State by his Majesty's Printer in Scotland 1642-1647" (Edinburgh, 1815), edited by Thomas Thomson. There are also a number of newspaper reports of meetings of...
Dates: 1810-1830.

Album of topographical views and figure studies of a tour in Scotland and England, of Revd. George Ernest Howman. Places visited in Scotland include Bridge of Fyers, Blair Atholl, Killicrankie, Dunkeld, Killin, Callendar, the Trossachs, Stirling, Dunblane, Scone Palace, Perth, Castle Huntly, Dundee, Leuchars, St Andrews, Loch Leven, Linlithgow, Craigmillar Castle, Roslin Chapel and Melrose.

Identifier: Acc.13197
Scope and Contents Single volume with 16 drawings loosely enclosed.ff.1-58 Tour of Scotland and return through England, 1820f.1 Bridge of Fyers from above the Upper Fall, Augt. 17 f.2 Lower Fall of the Bruar near Blair Athol, Augt. 21f.3 In the Pass of Killiekrankie, Augt. 22f.4 Cottage near Fascalie Augt. 22 f.5 Vale of the Tay. Looking towards Dunkeld. Birnham Hill in ye distance Augt. 22f.6 The two Parent Larches. Dunkeld....
Dates: 1820-1826.

Album of verses, riddles and drawings.

Identifier: MS.10783
Scope and Contents

Most of the entries are dated from 1825 to 1828, and some were made at Newcastle- upon-Tyne. The book belonged to the donor's grandmother, Mrs Elizabeth Russell Davison, of the Wilson family of Roxburghshire.

Dates: 1822-1853.

Album of Walter Bowman.

Identifier: Acc.10717
Scope and Contents

Contains manuscript letters, prints, drawings and watercolours.

Dates: 1764.