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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:

Copy, 18th century, written on paper watermarked 1742 or 1749, of an extract from `An Abridgment of the Scotishe historie`, written by John Maxwell, 4th Lord Herries of Terregles and dated 1656.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.2.7
Scope and Contents The extract covers the period 1541-1571. There is a brief description of the original manuscript on the flyleaf of the present volume. According to Robert Pitcairn in his preface to the published work, the original manuscript was probably destroyed sometime during the French Revolution, having been housed in the Scots College at Douai. The copyist, whose initials appear to be J P (folio 1), may have been Friar John Pepper, Society of Jesus, who was a student at the Scots College, Douai from...
Dates: 1656.

Copy, 1613, of Joannes Ferrerius ‘Historiæ Compendium de origine et incremento Gordoniæ familiæ….’ by Constable D’Aubigny, for the use of Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstoun.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.5.5A
Scope and Contents

There are a few leaves prefixed, containing the later history of the family, to the Battle of Glenlivet, written in English, in a hand of the seventeenth century, (by Straloch says Sibbald).

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.187) includes the reference: (Jac.V.5.9).

Dates: 1545, 17th century.

Copy by Matthew Craufurd, Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Edinburgh, of ‘History of the University of Edinburgh from 1580 to 1646’ by Thomas Craufurd.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.7.23
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A colophon dated 20 January 1725, states that Matthew Craufurd made this copy from the original, which then belonged to Laurence Dundas, Professor of Humanity.

The text is preceded by brief notes on purchases by and gifts to the University, 1582-1642.

Dates: 1646, or after.

Copy, circa 1702, with additions to 1703, of `Collections of the most remarkable accounts that relate to the families of Scotland drawn from ther own charters and other authentick writts ... with ane account of ther armes’, probably made in 1672, attributed to Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh.

Identifier: Adv.MS.13.2.10
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The original compilation was probably made in 1672 (see Adv.MSS.32.6.1, folio 154 and 34.3.14, folio 42) and is attributed to Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh. However, an 18th-century footnote added to the title page of Adv.MS.34.3.19 states that the collection was originally compiled by Sir Patrick Lyon of Carse, and that his manuscript was copied by Mackenzie and others who made their own additions to it.

Dates: ?1672.

Copy, dated 1800, of ‘The Historie and Life of King James the Sext’, attributed to John Colville.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.6.17
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An inscription by Malcolm Laing appears on folio 181, dated 15 July, 1800.

Dates: 17th century.

Copy, early 17th century, of ‘Historie and Chronicles of Scotland’ by Robert Lindesay of Pitscottie, written circa 1565., Circa 1565-1603.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.4.10
Scope and Contents The manuscript begins with a `Briefe descriptione of England, Scotland, Waillis and Cornewaill` which is printed in the Dalyell edition of 1814. The preface and the verses to the Bishop of Caithness are omitted and the introduction merely reads `Here begineth the Chronicle of Scotland`. Pitscottie`s text ends at the year 1565 (folio 133) on the occasion of the marriage of the Earl of Bothwell to Lady Jane Gordon. The addition continues to August, 1603 and a table of contents of the volume...
Dates: Circa 1565-1603.

Copy in an unidentified formal hand, apparently datable to the 2nd quarter of the 18th century, of `The Pourtrait of True Loyalty Exposed in the Family of Gordon without interruption to this present year 1691 With A Relation of the Siege of the Castle of Edinburghe in the year 1689’ [apparently corrected from 1699].

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.6.11
Scope and Contents The original manuscript of this work, which was in Blairs College, Aberdeen (see ‘The House of Gordon’, page xxxvi), is at the Scottish Catholic Archives, Columba House, Edinburgh, where it has the pressmark MM 2/2. The work is ascribed to David Burnet, a Scottish Catholic priest working mainly in the Enzie, who died in 1696. The work was used by William Gordon for his ‘History of the Family of Gordon’. ‘The Siege of Edinburgh Castle’ (in this manuscript, beginning page 497) was...
Dates: 1691.

Copy, late 17th-century, of the chronicle of the Civil War in Scotland compiled by Henry Guthrie, Bishop of Dunkeld, 1644-1676.

Identifier: Adv.MS.13.2.9
Scope and Contents The text of this manuscript (but not the division into paragraphs) is the same as that common to the other copies in this Library, agreeing with them against the printed book in some small omissions and additions, and numerous variants in vocabulary, spelling and word-order. Some of the words of the title, and the opening words or phrases of many of the paragraphs have been written in red, and most of the pages have been ruled in green.On page 190 is an unidentified memorandum in...
Dates: 1644-1676.

Copy, made apparently in 1729, of ‘the most material passages’ of ‘Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Scotorum’ by Thomas Dempster (Bononiae, 1627).

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.7.22
Scope and Contents Almost all the entries in the printed book have been summarized in the manuscript, which also contains details not recorded in the printed book; many of the entries are partly in English. A later and more detailed entry on Robert Bodie has been written (in English) in the same hand on a small sheet of paper (folio 32) tipped into the volume. The frequent unintentional omissions made in the copying of the manu¬script have been supplied in the same hand in the margins. The dates 2...
Dates: 1627.

Copy of G A B Dowar and J H Boraston, "Sir Douglas Haig`s Command".

Identifier: Acc.7131
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Containing letter of Dewar, and letter and presentation note of Boraston, and press cuttings.

Dates: 1922.