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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:

Testimonials and other notices, 1837, concerning the election of David Laing as Librarian of the Signet Library.

Identifier: Acc.8543
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With two annontated copies (one a proof), 1890, of "History of the Society of Writers to... [the] Signet".

Dates: 1837-1890.

"The Course of Hannibal over the Alps Ascertained" (London, 1794) by John Whitaker and annotated by Alexander Fraser Tytler.

Identifier: Acc.12456
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Includes manuscript [laid in] of "Hannibals [sic] Passage thro` the Alps, According to, Gen[era]l Melville", watermarked 1801-1802 and endorsed by A F Tytler. Not in the hand of General Robert Melville.

Dates: 1794-1802.

`The evill troubles of the Lewes and how the Mackleoid of the Lewes was with his whol trybe destroyed and put from the possesion of the Lewes`, an account of the last anarchic years of the family of Macleod of Lewis, the abortive attempts of a company of adventurers from Fife to colonise the island, and the eventual conquest of the island by Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Lord of Kintail, circa 1540-1626.

Identifier: Adv.MS.22.7.11
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The manuscript, probably a contemporary account written circa 1630, is almost identical with the narrative of Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstoun in his ‘Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland’, pages 267-276, which was written originally circa 1630.

Several lines at the foot of some folios are illegible and a short part of the text is missing between folios 16 and 17. The miscellaneous notes dated 1670 (folio 3) are in a later hand.

Dates: Circa 1630.

"The Forres Affair: the Rector and the School Board".

Identifier: Acc.12151
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A study of an educational dispute in Forres, 1888, and the career of David M J James.

Dates: circa 1900.

‘The secret history of the revolution in a missive from the Earl of Balcarras to King James the Seventh… att Paris’, 1688-1690.

Identifier: MS.14792
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On page 117 there is an ‘Elogie upon the Viscount of Dundee by Doctor Pitcairn’ in Latin with an English translation.

Dates: 1688-1690.

Topographical and other works.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.22
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) `Scotia illustrata sive Theatrum Urbium, Arcium, Monasteriorum et aedium quarundam illustrium in Scotia`, circa 1692. The Latin text by Sibbald intended for John Slezer`s ‘Theatrum Scotiae’. It is very different from the published text which Slezer had had translated without Sibbald`s authority. The preface is in Slezer`s hand, and each entry is signed by both Sibbald and Slezer. (Folio 1.)(ii) Copy of William Harvey`s...
Dates: Circa 1692-1709, and undated.

Traditional tales and legends of Lanarkshire.

Identifier: Acc.3546
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1. "Scottish Legends of the Days of Wallace and Bruce"

2. "A Tale of Flodden Field; Arming of the Craftsmen of Lanark, 1513"

3. "Traditionary Tales and Legends of Lanark".

Dates: 19th century.

Transcript, 17th century, in the hand of Sir James Balfour, of ‘History of the Picts’ by Henry Maule of Melgum.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.2
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At the beginning is a note by J. Ruddiman concerning the doubt of the authorship of the book.

Dates: 1764.

Transcript, late 17th-18th century, of ‘History of Scotland during the reigns of the five Jameses’ by William Drummond of Hawthornden.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.5.4
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The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: Jac.V.5.36.

Dates: 17th century.

Transcript, late 17th-mid 19th century, of ‘History of the Church of Scotland’ by David Calderwood, 1st half of 17th century, from the commencement of the reign of James V to the death of James VI.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.6.1 (I)-(XV)
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Volumes 4-10 are a transcript by the Reverend Mr James Inglis from the manuscript of David Calderwood, at that time the property of the Church of Scotland. The remainder are in a uniform hand of the end of the 17th or beginning of the following century.

This work is not only valuable as a history, but, as containing a great number of important state papers, which are not to be found elsewhere.

Dates: 1st half of 17th century.

Transcript, late 18th century, made for George Chalmers, of Thomas Innes`s ‘Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Scotland, from A.D 80 – A.D. 818’; volume 1: books 1 and 2 covering the period A.D. 80-597., 2nd quarter of 18th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.22.2.6
Scope and Contents There is a chronological index and the author`s preface at the beginning of the manuscript, with the addition of a copyof a letter in Latin from Innes to David Wilkins (folio 258), dated 23 November, 1735, Paris, discussing the ancient manner of holding synods in Scotland, which was published in Wilkins`s ‘Concilia’, volume I, page xxvii. There are also copies of a letter of Innes, 1736, concerning the Sarum Liturgy used in Scotland and extracts of letters of Francis Atterbury,...
Dates: 2nd quarter of 18th century.