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Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Examples, either recorded or demonstrated directly, from particular disciplines intended to be used to advance the development of practitioners in the discipline through repetition or analysis.

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Commonplace book of Alexander Keith of Ravelston, (died 1751), but written in more than one hand., 1684-?1688.

Identifier: MS.21186
Scope and Contents The commonplace book contains Latin poetry (including extracts from Horace, Virgil and Juvenal), songs, prose and exercises; astronomical, navigational, and mathematical notes and exercises, with some diagrams and tables; notes on the art of gunnery; some common psalm tunes; prayers; English proverbs, verse and poetry; extracts from a guide to the education of children and youth; instructions concerning card tricks; some verse attributed to the 1st Marquis of Montrose and notes on his role...
Dates: 1684-?1688.

Compositions of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Ewing, author of ‘Jerusalem the Golden’, consisting of part-songs, anthems, exercises for the choir, and solos.

Identifier: MSS.1785-1786
Scope and Contents

The lyrics of some of the pieces were written by the composer's wife, Juliana Horatia Ewing.

Dates: 1860-1876, undated.

Exercises in Latin translation by Patrick Anderson.

Identifier: Adv.MS.20.7.4
Scope and Contents

The exercises are followed (folio 7 verso) by notes by Thomas Ruddiman on the sale of his second edition of ‘Rudiments of the Latin Tongue’, a related account, and notes of books lent out by Ruddiman.

Dates: 1709.

Exercises of William Edmondstoune Aytoun’s students., 1863-1864, undated.

Identifier: MS.4914
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Eight exercises by William Edmondstoune Aytoun's students, some with Aytoun's comments, 1864, undated (folio 1).

(ii) Manuscript of a poem, 'To God', with a covering letter sent to William Edmondstoune Aytoun by John Regan, 1863 (folio 33).

Dates: 1863-1864, undated.

‘Exercitationes Physicae’.

Identifier: Adv.MS.23.6.7
Scope and Contents

The work consists of an introduction and four `exercitationes` divided into chapters. Mention is made of authors such as Gerard Vossius, Descartes and Gassendi. There are a few diagrams dealing with astronomy. The work is followed (folio 131) by theological notes in English and Latin, including part of an attack on the philosophy of Descartes.

Dates: 17th century.

`Fondament van de Geometry`, a practical treatise with propositions and proofs from Euclid.

Identifier: Adv.MS.23.1.7
Scope and Contents

The text is followed (folio 43) by remarks on surveying. The inverted folios contain mathematical and geometrical problems.

The front cover has the letters A O and the date 1705.

Dates: 18th century.

Interleaved copy of ‘Fabularum aesopicarum delectus, cum Rogeri L'Estrange, equitis, interpretatione Anglica, necnon Latina variorum, Horatii, Phaedri, Faerni, &c. In usum studiosae juventutis Academiae Edinensis’ (Edinburgi, apud Jacobum Watson, MDCCX) with manuscript annotations of the first half of the eighteenth century on the interleaves., 1st half of 18th century.

Identifier: MS.16484
Scope and Contents The annotations consist of: (i) Parsing, translation and etymology (all in Latin) of words from the Greek text of fables 1-34, almost identical with the corresponding part of MS.16485 (folios 1-23); (ii) A writing exercise (folio 24); (iii) Latin translations of fables 35-36, 38 (folios 24 verso, 27); (iv) Lists of the sons of Sir James Grant of Grant, the children of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, and the daughters of Sir James Grant of Grant (folio 26 recto and verso); (v) A Latin version...
Dates: 1st half of 18th century.

Letters and papers of and concerning the 1st Earl of Minto and the 2nd Earl of Minto., 1787-1803.

Identifier: MS.11092
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Letters and exercises of the 1st Earl's children to their parents, 1787-1803 (folio 1); (ii) Letters of the children's tutors, William Somerville at Minto and James Reed at Eton, to the 1st Earl and Countess of Minto, 1791, 1797 (folio 126); (iii) A Latin prose composition by the 2nd Earl of Minto, 1799, and essays composed by him at Vienna in 1800 (folio 170).

Dates: 1787-1803.