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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Portions of something that are torn, broken off from, or dislocated from their original whole.

Found in 372 Collections and/or Records:

21 letters and fragments of and to Scottish clergymen.

Identifier: Acc.8670
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Charles Cowan, Alexander Duff, Robert H Lundie, Thomas Guthrie and George S Duncan.

Dates: 1822-1948 and undated.

Album of ‘Jacobite relics’, containing printed and manuscript material and portraits, formerly owned, perhaps started, by James Maidment, and containing additions made by a later owner.

Identifier: MS.2960
Scope and Contents The printed matter is recorded in the Catalogue of Printed Books. In addition to some forgeries, the manuscript material is as follows:(i) Letter, undated, of John Stevenson, James Maidment's publisher, probably to Maidment (folio 2);(ii) A version, in a hand of about Maidment's time, of part of the poem on Lord justice Clerk Whitelaw, 'Old Nick was in want of a lawyer in hell,' printed by Maidment in ‘A book of Scotish pasquils’ (Edinburgh, 1827), page 73 (folio 2...
Dates: 1696-1891, undated.

Articles, notes, and fragments in Thomas Carlyle’s autograph., 1767, 1832-[?1871], undated.

Identifier: MS.1798
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Article on "A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand" (London, 1832) by Augustus Earle (folio 1);(ii) ‘Gropings about Montrose’, 1839 (folio 4);(iii) Remarks on publication of Bulwer Lytton’s Works 1854, and likeness of constitutional government to sawing a plank on which you are sitting, 1855 (folio 5);(iv) Remarks on liberty, [?1865] (folio 7);(v) Corrected proof of his inaugural...
Dates: 1767, 1832-[?1871], undated.

Autobiographical reminiscences drafts and fragments of Ruthven Todd., 1963, 1966, undated.

Identifier: MS.26863
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The contents are as follows. (i) Autobiographical reminiscences, written in the form of letters to Anne McGuire, 1963, undated (folio 1); (ii) Autobiographical drafts and fragments, 1966, undated (folio 53).

Dates: 1963, 1966, undated.

Book of hours., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.5765
Scope and Contents Contains the following:(i) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of the Cross, according to the Use of Sarum (folio 1); (ii) Prayers, part of the Office of the Dead (apparently not of Sarum Use), psalms and suffrages of saints (folio 50); (iii) Penitential Psalms (folio 89); (iv) Psalms 132-134 (folio 99); (v) The Litany, which does not include any English saints (folio 102); (vi) 'Ave Maria' and the Creed (folio 111 verso); (vii) Fragment of a fourteenth-century glossed text of...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of hours and devotions., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.7135
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Hours of the Holy Ghost (folio 1); (ii) Prayers and devotional exercises (folio 33); (iii) Suffrages of the saints (folio 55); (iv) Hours of the Cross (folio 65 verso).The volume would appear to be no more than a fragment, as there are leaves missing after folio 32, containing the conclusion of (i), and folios 1 and 62-65 are replacements in another hand for missing originals. (The leaves missing after folios 48, 49, and 64 do not...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of hours, possibly according to the Use of Utrecht., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.7133
Scope and Contents The volume may be incomplete or may consist of fragments of two separate books (folios 110-141 are in a different hand from the rest of the volume); it is in any case in some confusion, having been incorrectly rebound.The contents are as follows:(i) Hours of the Cross (folio 2); (ii) Hours of the Eternal Wisdom (folio 28); (iii) Hours of the Holy Ghost (folios 53-68 as far as Sext; the remainder is at folios 143-150); (iv) Vigils of the Nine Lessons (folios 92-107, as...
Dates: 15th century.

Box of notebooks, notes and related papers, possible for the 'Alpine journal'., 1923-1953.

Identifier: Acc.4338/205(1-16)
Scope and Contents Containing:(1) note concerning J V E Ryan and other topics(2) notes concerning records of ascents and various climbing notes(3) incomplete climbing account with unrelated papers(4) fragment (possibly of beginning) of climbing account(5) notes of alpine books and articles(6) notes and incomplete alpine descriptions(7) binding instructions written on empty envelopes(8) copy of list of CWN’s Alpine...
Dates: 1923-1953.

Brief fragment of the journal of John Harden., 1802.

Identifier: MS.8865
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This fragment of a much longer diary describes the first part (from Dublin to Dunmail Raise) of John Harden's journey to Scotland to marry Jessy Allan. It is essentially a series of word-pictures of a succession of landscapes, each perceived with an artist's eye.

Dates: 1802.

Charters and related writs of the Rutherford family of Edgerston.

 Record Group
Identifier: Acc.7750/1-72
Scope and Contents Contains 71 writs and three detached seals, with Cairncross Charters of the Regality of Melrose (listed in "Selections from the Regality of Melrose", volume III, (1917), pp 373-382).Please note that the Rutherford name is represented variously throughout the charters, including Ruderfurde, Ruthirfurde, and Rutherfurde.This collection consists of material transferred from the Scottish Record Office to the National Library, and is supplementary to the main body of...
Dates: Circa 1320-1566, undated.

`Chronicle of Perth`, 1210-1668, also known as Mercer`s Chronicle and Fleming`s Chronicle, with other documents relating to the burgh of Perth.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.4.4
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The `Chronicle` was compiled probably between 1600 and 1668 by more than one person. Though attributed to John Mercer, town clerk of Perth, only the latter part appears to be his work. From 1660 it is almost entirely a register of burials.

Other items in the volume are a fragment of a legal memorial, circa 1597, concerning the foundation of the King James VI Hospital in Perth (folio 1), and a group of letters concerning Royal Burgh affairs (1614-1628), all copies (folio 20).

Dates: ?1600-1688.

Collection of manuscript fragments containing classical verse in Gaelic.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.2.2
Scope and Contents A collection of bardic fragments varying considerably in size, condition and legibility.In John Sinclair's ‘The poems of Ossian in the original Gaelic’, and William Forbes Skene's scroll catalogue of the Advocates' Gaelic manuscripts (1861), the contents are described as follows (present circumstances indicated):Number 16 (a) ‘The conclusion of a Gaelic chronicle of the kings of Scotland down to King Robert III’ (missing).(b) ‘A Fingalian tale,...
Dates: 17th century-18th century.

Collection of music by Hector Berlioz., Early 19th century-mid 19th century.

Identifier: MS.3428 [HB.MS.1-9]
Scope and Contents The following is based on the fuller description in Cecil Hopkinson, ‘A bibliography of the musical and literary works of Hector Berlioz’.HB.MS.1. 'Romance de Nina, ou la folle par amour.' Full score of the song from Dalayrac's opera 'Nina', copied by Hector Berlioz. (Folio 1.)HB.MS.2. "Air de Cellini, transposé pour voix de Basse par l'auteur." Full score of No. 15 from the opera 'Benvenuto Cellini'. This transposition is unpublished. (Folio 2.)HB.MS.3....
Dates: Early 19th century-mid 19th century.

Copies, apparently by Alexander Ross, of Johannes Ferrerius "Historiae Compendium de Origine et Incremento Gordonias Familiae", 1545, and of his own "Suthirlandiae Comitum Annales", 1625.

Identifier: Acc.11085
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1. "Vera Narratio...Victoriae...quod Auinum Amen [Glenlivet]... Anno Dmi 1594", with ownership inscription of Robert Gordon and Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun

2. incomplete charter, undated, of John, Earl of Sutherland

3. letters, 1605, 1623 and undated

4. two fragments of a writing excercise, undated

5. poems, undated, mostly of Robert Southwell, with a photocopy of typescript on the poems.

Dates: 16th century to 17th century.