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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

‘Album', compiled by James Hopkirk, Dalbeth., 1826.

Identifier: MS.3062
Scope and Contents

A collection of curious facts, comic anecdotes, verse, etc., chiefly of Scottish interest, including 'Manners of the inhabitants of Glasgow in former times' (folio 31) and a list of proverbs (folio 35).

Dates: 1826.

Anecdotes of dogs, in William Laidlaw's hand, with additions by Sir Walter Scott.

Identifier: MS.3937
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:"Sagacity of a Shepherd's Dog", in William Laidlaw's hand, with many alterations by Sir Walter Scott. Printed under that title in “Blackwood's Magazine”, January 1818, page 417. (Folio 1.)Stories used, but not printed exactly, in the article, 'Alarming Increase of Depravity among Animals', in “Blackwood's Magazine”, October 1817: story of an innocent gentleman who acquired a thieving dog, in Scott's hand (folio 7; “Blackwood's Magazine”,...
Dates: 1817-1818.

'Anecdotes of the olden time, chiefly of Edinburgh', by Henry Mackenzie, including 'Egotisms'., 1824.

Identifier: MS.2537
Scope and Contents

Henry Mackenzie gives notes, 1824, on folio iv, explaining why he mutilated the manuscript and referring, apparently, to MS.645.

Dates: 1824.

Collection of sayings and anecdotes entitled 'Collectanea Apophthegmatum', compiled by Lauchlan McIntosh.

Identifier: MS.9612
Scope and Contents The entries are collected chiefly from classical sources and are arranged, alphabetically as far as possible, under an alphabetical sequence of headings. The collection is followed by a description of Jerusalem before its destruction by Vespasian (folio 130), a descriptive list arranged alphabetically of the places mentioned in the Old Testament, with their distances from Jerusalem in English miles (folio 138), and a similar list of the places mentioned in the New Testament, preceded by...
Dates: 1646.

Commonplace book in the hand of William Clydesdale., 1823, undated.

Identifier: MS.2746
Scope and Contents

William Clydesdale was a Glasgow character and a fellow student of Thomas Muir, the political reformer (note inside front cover).

The commonplace book contains satirical, comic, and reflective verses by Clydesdale in Scots and English, some dated 1823, a few anecdotes, and annotations by Peter Mackenzie, author of ‘The life of Thomas Muir’ (Glasgow, 1831).

Dates: 1823, undated.

Copies of French and English poems, anecdotes, etc., chiefly dated 1777-1787, some in the hand of Henrietta, Marchioness of Lothian., 1142, 1163, 1724-1787.

Identifier: MSS.5757-5758
Scope and Contents

Included are occasional writings by the Marquise de Boufflers, Madame du Deffand and their circle, by C J Fox, Temple Luttrell and others, seven poems by Mrs Anne Hunter, political ballads, and anonymous verse.

Dates: 1142, 1163, 1724-1787.

Humorous stories and anecdotes, largely Scottish, with occasional extracts from contemporary books, reviews, and newspapers, all 18th century.

Identifier: MS.9317
Scope and Contents

Internal dates in the manuscript are from 1740-1762. Newspaper-cuttings, pasted on the boards and binding pages, are dated 1779-1780.

Dates: 1740-1780.