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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Short literary compositions on single subjects, often presenting the personal view of the author.

Found in 568 Collections and/or Records:

15th century Italian manuscript of works by Cicero

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.5.15
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:'Laelius de amicitia' (folio 1); 'Cato Maior de senectute' (folio 25); and,'Paradoxa Stoicorum' (folio 47) (49 'infinite'-end is lost). The text shows a great many variants, especially changes of order and small omissions, from that of the older manuscripts. On folio 1 is a gold initial with white vine-stem decoration, filled with green and lilac and surrounded with blue. Other initials...
Dates: 15th century.

115 letters to W R Aitken and his family of Hugh MacDiarmid, and four from Valda Grieve.

Identifier: Acc.10488
Scope and Contents

With manuscripts of a short story and essay of MacDiarmid, proof copy of "Sanschaw" and typescript copy of a thesis on MacDiarmid by Claude Henry.

Dates: 1934-1978.

`Abbreviat of his Majesties proper and constant rent peyit be the severall ffewars for their respective Lands And be the severall Shirreffs for the blensch dueties, castellwards and others out of the respective Shyres As the same Compts by the present Rolls, With the deductiones and differences betwixt the same and former Rolls preceiding King James of blissed memorie his goeing To England In Anno 1603. Collected out of the Roll and Records of Exchequer, by Sir William Purves of Woodhouslee Knight and Baronet his Majesties Sollicitor In Anno 1667`, with an introductory essay `Of the Revenue or Patrimony of the Crown`.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.1.16
Scope and Contents Purves does not seem to have altered the figures of the rental after compiling his work in 1667, but he did expand the section of the introduction on the Court of Exchequer. The final form which the work took in 1681 was published by D Murray Rose as ‘Revenue of the Scottish Crown, 1681’, from a manuscript in the British Museum (Addit. MS. 33,238). The original work of 1667 is represented by this manuscript, along with a copy of it, Adv.MS.6.2.2, folios 241-273, and a copy of...
Dates: 1667.

Academic and literary papers of the family of Fletcher of Saltoun., 17th century-1843.

Identifier: MSS.17784-17806
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: 17th century-1843.

Anonymous manuscripts and proofs of works offered to William Blackwood and Sons, publishers, for publication., 1789-1821.

Identifier: MS.4889
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Manuscript of a pamphlet entitled ‘Ten minutes of reflection on the late events in France. Recommended by a plain man to his fellow citizens’ (Woodbridge, 1793). (Folio 1.)(ii) Manuscript, 1803, of two apparently unpublished poetical letters, 'The new Oxford guide', which follow very closely the form and style of Christopher Anstey's ‘The new Bath guide’ (London, 1766), and therefore may possibly be by Christopher Anstey himself. (Folio...
Dates: 1789-1821.

Antiquarian and genealogical papers and correspondence of the Chalmers family of Auldbar., 18th century-19th century.

Identifier: MSS.15471-15481
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Auldbar was bought in 1753 by William Chalmers, a Gibraltar merchant whose family had owned land in Aberdeenshire, at Federate and Hazlehead. His father and brother were physicians in Aberdeen, and the papers as arranged below begin with medical records of these men. An important section concerns the trade and administration of Gibraltar in the second quarter of the 18th century, and there is also much mercantile correspondence of the 18th and early 19th centuries. As with the rest of this...
Dates: 18th century-19th century.

Antiquarian papers of Patrick Chalmers (died 1854)., 1st quarter of 19th century-3rd quarter of 19th century.

Identifier: MS.15471
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: (i) Papers on field antiquities, especially sculptured stones. (Folio 1.) (ii) Papers concerning documentary research. The papers are chiefly transcripts of charters and writs concerning Angus. Included in this section is an essay by Patrick Chalmers entitled 'Remarks on the law of the burghs' (folio 26); a list of churches within the Deanery of Angus and the Diocese of St Andrews (folio 40); a note on the public library in Montrose (folio 78); transcripts of...
Dates: 1st quarter of 19th century-3rd quarter of 19th century.

Archives of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, consisting of incoming correspondence, lectures and papers read to the Society; including the original manuscript, 1871, of the essay of Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Intermittent Lights'.

Identifier: Acc.4534/1-183
Scope and Contents

The papers comprise two distinct yet related groups, giving in all quite a comprehensive account of the Society's history, and spanning more than a century of rapid scientific and technological achievement.

Dates: 1819-1940, 1946, undated.

Articles and miscellaneous papers of Tom Hanlin., 1944-1952, undated.

Identifier: MS.27424
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Typescript of the essay 'Sunday in the village', 1944, which won the Arthur Markham Memorial Prize awarded by Sheffield University (folio 1). Tom Hanlin used the same material in his story 'Bright and cheerful is the day' (MS.27420, folio 20). (ii) Typescripts of two articles, undated, 'The novel is doomed' and 'Tension-snap-relief!' (folio 30). The second is incomplete. (iii) Letter, 1946, of Marion Saunders, Tom Hanlin's American agent, concerning an...
Dates: 1944-1952, undated.

Articles by Magnusson on Iceland., 2nd half of 20th century.

Identifier: Acc.13542/683
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Files contain reseach notes relating to Magnusson's interests, the bulk of which are on Scotland and Iceland. Research notes on Vikings were kept separate by Magnusson.

Dates: 2nd half of 20th century.

Articles, speeches and essays of David Young Cameron., 1932-1945, undated.

Identifier: Acc.8950/26-29
Scope and Contents From the Record Group:

Papers of Sir David Young Cameron including sketches, manuscripts and typescripts of lectures and addresses, and correspondence.

Papers of Katherine Cameron Kay include sketches, notes on paintings and etchings, and correspondence.

Dates: 1932-1945, undated.

Broadcasts, addresses or essays by John Norman Stuart Buchan, 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir., 1951, 1971, 1975, undated.

Identifier: Acc.11628/249
Scope and Contents


(i) ‘Memories of the Canadian West’: script of broadcast on BBC Home Service, 5 August 1951.

(ii) Address to Robert Louis Stevenson Club of Edinburgh, 13 November 1971.

(iii) Address to Sir Walter Scott Club, Edinburgh, 7 March 1975.

(iv) ‘The Rifle’ account of an African safari in the Soroti Region Region of Uganda.

(v) ‘The Jameson Reid’.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1951, 1971, 1975, undated.

Collected pamphlets and newspaper cuttings on places in Iceland., 1975-2003.

Identifier: Acc.13542/611-618
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Files contain reseach notes relating to Magnusson's interests, the bulk of which are on Scotland and Iceland. Research notes on Vikings were kept separate by Magnusson.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1975-2003.

‘Collection of the place names of Colonsay and general description of Scalasaig’, prize essay, Mod competition, 1909, by the Reverend Charles Moncrieff Robertson., 1909.

Identifier: MS.387
Scope and Contents From the Series: “An exceptionally accurate and accomplished Gaelic scholar and phonetician, [Charles Robertson] was also for over thirty years a diligent collector of facts relating to Gaelic philology and topography, and — to a less extent — of folk-lore. Much of his work on Gaelic phonetics and dialects has been published in the ‘Celtic Review’ and elsewhere.” (‘Scotsman’, 6 August 1928.)The collection is composed chiefly of notebooks, bound or loose-leaf. Some have many blank pages; only the...
Dates: 1909.