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 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Portions of a larger work, such as a literary work or motion picture, reproduced or excised without further change from their original context.

Found in 683 Collections and/or Records:

13th-century manuscript containing theological works by Boethius and St Augustine, and short excerpts of works by Anselm, Eadmer, St Gregory of Tours, St Caesarius of Arles, and Bernard of Clairvaux.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.18.5.18
Scope and Contents 13th-century manuscript produced in England containing a selection of theological works from the 'Opuscula sacra' of Boethius, Sermons of St Augustine, and excerpts from Eadmer, Anselm, St Gregory of Tours, St Caesarius of Arles, and Bernard of Clairvaux; as well as two annonymous excerpts, the 'Gesta Salvatoris' and a commentary on Psalm 84.The manuscript has been dated to the 13th century by Ker, and to the early 14th century by Borland, Römer, and Schenkl. The work...
Dates: 13th century.

Account book of Andrew Fletcher, Lord Milton, with an extract in prose and verse, perhaps from a play, and some memoranda., 1722-1723.

 Item
Identifier: MS.16954
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

No completely logical arrangement of these books is possible, due to multiple use of the same book, to the existence of the same accounts in draft and final form, and to the fact that in his old age Lord Milton repeatedly revised and extracted old accounts. The basic division into ledgers and other books (subdivided by size) goes back to him. Most are in his own hand, a few (in whole or in part) in those of his clerks. Personal, estate, and professional matters are all included.

Dates: 1722-1723.

Account of Corstorphine Parish, with its buildings and the local families, with extracts from registers, etc., collected by John Philp Wood., [1795, or after.]

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.1872-1873
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Leaves found loose in the volumes have been placed in MS.1878, with some other loose papers, and references have been made to and from the volumes in which they were found.

Dates: [1795, or after.]

Account of Dalmeny Parish, with its buildings and the local families, with extracts from registers, etc., collected by John Philp Wood., 1st quarter of 19th century.

 File
Identifier: MS.1874
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Leaves found loose in the volumes have been placed in MS.1878, with some other loose papers, and references have been made to and from the volumes in which they were found.

Dates: 1st quarter of 19th century.

Account of Kirkliston Parish, with its buildings and the local families, with extracts from registers, etc., collected by John Philp Wood., 1st quarter of 19th century.

 File
Identifier: MS.1875
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Leaves found loose in the volumes have been placed in MS.1878, with some other loose papers, and references have been made to and from the volumes in which they were found.

Dates: 1st quarter of 19th century.

Account of the Scots Benedictine abbey at Ratisbon, copied apparently in 1684 for the abbot, Placid Fleming, by Andrew Cook, one of the monks.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.34.6.1
Scope and Contents

The text is an excerpt from ‘Ratisbona religiosa’, the fourth (and largest) volume of ‘Ratisbona dioecesis illustrata’, a work in 7 volumes on the diocese of Ratisbon, written about 1660 by its chancellor, Eberhard Wassenberg. The work, which is little more than a catena of excerpts mostly from printed sources, was never published.

Dates: Circa 1660.

`Adversaria`, being miscellaneous notes and copies of correspondence of Sir Robert Sibbald, with scholars such as William Nicolson, Edward Lhuyd and John Smith of Durham on Scottish history and antiquities.

 File
Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.19
Scope and Contents Smith`s letters (folios 47-61), some of which are originals, concern the records of Scottish history surviving at Durham. Other contents are as follows:(i) Notes on historical manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (folio 2).(ii) The life of Robert Morison copied from his ‘Plantarum Historiae Universalis Oxoniensis’, part 3, with notes on the same volume (folio 4 verso).(iii) `A list of Gold Scotch Coyns` (folios 13 verso, 18).(iv) `The...
Dates: Circa 1682-1706, and undated.

Apparently an interleaved proof copy of an untitled printed book containing copies and excerpts of correspondence between Robert Cadell and Archibald Constable, 1811-1826, and between Constable and his son David 1809-1826., [1826, or after.]

 Item
Identifier: MS.23234
Scope and Contents

The correspondence between Archibald and David Constable includes a number of letters of and to others. It is not known why either correspondence was printed; neither appears to have been published.

Dates: [1826, or after.]

Apparently incomplete collection of correspondence and papers of William Marshall and of members of his family, together with related papers compiled by David J Mackenzie, Sheriff-substitute of Glasgow.

 Series
Identifier: MSS.15369-15378
Scope and Contents

William Marshall, who was factor to the Duke of Gordon, was known in his own day as a Scottish fiddler and composer of strathspeys, and an inventor. The collection contains almost nothing of musical interest, and the largest single part consists of letters and copies of letters of his sons whilst on active service in India and in the Peninsular War, written to him and to other members of the family.

Dates: 1778-1961, undated.

Assamese ‘parabaik’, or folding manuscript, bearing magical drawings and written charms., Undated.

 Item
Identifier: MS.1899
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The manuscripts of the Society of Antiquaries include the ‘Hawthornden Manuscripts’, MSS.2053-2067, the papers of William Drummond of Hawthornden and of his uncle, William Fowler.

Dates: Undated.

Autograph draft short score of the apparently unpublished piano concerto of Edward Harper.

 File
Identifier: MS.22151
Scope and Contents

A leaf is torn out after folio 16.

What appears to be an extract from ‘Variazioni’ by Luciano Berio is written at folio 20.

Dates: 1969.

Biographical notes on the Senators of the College of Justice from 1532 to 1789, collected by John Philp Wood, probably in connection with his biographies in Adv.MSS.37.2.2-37.2.4.

 File
Identifier: MS.2995
Scope and Contents

The notes are followed by extracts from the Balcarres Papers and notes on the Court of Session, undated; with an index and a note on the papers by John Philp Wood's daughter, Marion Wood, who arranged them, 1877 (folio 29).

A list of Advocates (folio 1) and an account of the Duke of Hamilton's duel with Lord Mohun (folio 25), found loose in the volume, have been pasted in.

Dates: 1877, undated.

`Blazoning of the arms belonging to the gentlemen within the Kingdom of Scotland`., 1672-1822.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.35.6.15
Scope and Contents From the Series:

There are additions up to 1822 by the copyists David Deuchar, and his son Alexander, the seal-engravers.

The volumes are interleaved with pages engraved with blank shields, some of which have been completed in watercolours or in trick to illustrate the text.

Dates: 1672-1822.

‘Book of Clan Fraser’, being an album of manuscript notes and newspaper-cuttings relating to families and individuals of the name of Fraser, compiled by the Reverend Alexander Thomson Grant, Episcopalian Rector at Leven and later Chaplain at Wemyss Castle., Early 20th century-mid 20th century.

 File
Identifier: MS.3070
Scope and Contents

The notes, which are arranged alphabetically in order of families, include extracts from early official records, but consist chiefly of notices of marriages, deaths, etc., taken from modern newspapers. The compilation is incomplete, and there are many blank pages.

Dates: Early 20th century-mid 20th century.

"Book of the Glovers and Skinners in Kelso, containing their Acts, Freemen's entrys, Prentices' and young men's booking, etc.", 1640-1851.

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Identifier: MS.3081
Scope and Contents The book was started about 1747, and all entries of earlier date are noted as being taken from an 'old book', which is the 'booke of the actis, statutis, and ordinances of the glovers of Kelso, anno 1631'-1746, presented to the National Library in 1927 (MS.70).The book contains the following:(i) Acts, 1679-1703 (page 3);(ii) Regulations for searching the butcher-market for skins and hides, 1776 (page 17);(iii) Elections, 1659-1738 (page 41);...
Dates: 1640-1851.