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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Chronological records of events, as of the life or development of a people, country, or institution.

Found in 777 Collections and/or Records:

Annotated copy of a Scots translation of Boece`s "Scotorum Historiae...".

Identifier: Acc.4491
Scope and Contents

Connected with a projected edition of Lindsay of Pitscottie`s "Chronicles" by George Chambers.

Dates: 19th century.

Antiquarian papers of James Dennistoun of Dennistoun, advocate and antiquary.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.19.2.16-19.2.27
Scope and Contents The papers consist of materials for a projected history of Dumbartonshire (Adv.MS.19.2.16-19.2.24), materials towards a projected work on the Scottish religious houses on the Continent (Adv.MS.19.2.25), and notes and extracts of Scottish interest from manuscripts in continental libraries (Adv.MS.19.2.26), together with a record of the bequest of Dennistoun`s manuscripts and a calendar of them (Adv.MS.19.2.27). The papers were arranged and bound by Mark Napier, executor of James...
Dates: ?1825-1856.

Autograph manuscript of `History of Scots Affairs from the year 1637 to 1641.`, by James Gordon, Minister of Rothiemay.

Identifier: Adv.MS.7.1.18
Scope and Contents

The manuscript, written between December 1659 and March 1661, contains the Argument to Book II, and Books II-V.

Dates: 1659-1661.

"Bellenden's Livy": a manuscript of the first five books of Livy’s ‘History of Rome’ translated into Scots by Archdeacon John Bellenden.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.3.12
Scope and Contents

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: A.7.8.

Dates: 1533.

"Bishop Guthrie`s Observations on the late Rebellion Observed", by Sir James Turner, being critical remarks on the chronicle of the Civil War in Scotland compiled by Henry Guthrie, Bishop of Dunkeld.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.1.11
Scope and Contents

From the folio references given, Turner appears to have had access to a folio-sized copy of Guthrie`s ‘Memoirs’, possibly even to Guthrie`s holograph manuscript.

Turner`s criticisms, which are based on personal knowledge or experience of the events discussed, were written specifically to rebut a number of allegations made by Guthrie concerning James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton.

Dates: Mid 17th century.

Books and copies of works relating to radar, science, military history and other interests of Sir Robert Watson-Watt., 1916-1966, undated.

Identifier: Acc.9343/44-76
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Contains correspondence and papers concerning radar in World War II, the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, 1951, and other activities and interests.

Includes photographs, articles and printed books.

Dates: 1916-1966, undated.

'Causa di stravaganze, o vero compendio historico delli rumori e sollenazioni de’ popoli successi nella citta e regno di Napoli, 1647-1655’, by Dr Aniello della Porta.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.22.4.7-22.4.8
Scope and Contents

‘Causa di stravaganze, o vero compendio historico delli rumori e sollenazioni de’ popoli successi nella citta e regno di Napoli, da 7 di Gennaro 1647 sino a Gugiro 1655. Opera del Dr Aniello della Porta divisa in quat. Two parte’.

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.195) includes the reference: (Ba.4.11-14).

Dates: 1647-1655.

Centenary publications of the predecessor bodies of Deaf Action., 1985, undated.

Identifier: Acc.13643/130-132
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity which has been operating in Edinburgh since 1835. The Deaf and Dumb Congregation in Edinburgh began meeting together in 1830 following the establishment in the city of schools for deaf children. Braidwood’s Academy for the Deaf was established in 1760 and the Edinburgh Institution [later the Edinburgh Royal Institution] for the Deaf and Dumb in 1810.The Edinburgh Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society was established in 1835 to assist deaf people in...
Dates: 1985, undated.

Chronicle of England, and theological works., 14th century.

Identifier: MS.6125
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) 'Cronica de regibus et pontificibus Anglie', compiled by a Franciscan and based mainly on the works of Ralph de Diceto. It begins with a description of Britain and its marvels (cf. Diceto, ‘Opera Historica’, volume i, pages 30, 10-15), followed (folio 3 verso) by Diceto's 'De partitione provinciae', which is printed in Thomas Gale, ‘Historiae Britannicae ... scriptures XV’, volume i, pages 560-562. The first part of the chronicle (folio 4 verso) is...
Dates: 14th century.

Chronicle of Popes and Emperors by Martinus Polonus., Circa 1277.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.4.9(i), folios 1-31 recto
Scope and Contents

The manuscript is of the later recension, which includes the passage on Pope Joan (folio 22 verso), and ends with the death of Pope John XXI. The entries for the Popes are on the versos and for the Emperors on the rectos of the leaves. There are some glosses and marginal notes in other hands.

Initials in red and blue with decorative penwork, and rubrics in red.

Dates: Circa 1277.

Chronicles and historical works, written in England.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.1
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Table of the sons and grandchildren of St. Louis (folio 1)(ii) `Scala mundi`: historical and genealogical tables from the Creation (folio 1 verso). A similar manuscript of this text is in Trinity College, Cambridge, MS. 645. The chronology goes up to 1519, but apart from a few additions in later hands, the last entry is the accession of Albert the Great in 1438. The tables include lunar and solar years, the dates of...
Dates: 15th century.