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Holographs. Autographs.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents wholly written in the hand of the author; used especially in law with regard to wills and deeds.

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of autographs, chiefly concerning the 1st Duke of Wellington, which were originally tipped in or loosely enclosed in MS.15351: Album entitled ‘Military autographs’., 1808-1877.

Identifier: MS.15352
Scope and Contents

The autographs consist of letters of and a few documents signed by the 1st Duke of Wellington, 1810-1847, undated, (folios 1-58), correspondence and accounts, 1814-1815, 1844-1848, concerning dinners where he was the guest of honour (folios 59-105), autograph letters, 1808-1877, of a number of contemporary generals, admirals and statesmen (folios 106-162), and a few documents, 1815-1817, relating to soldiers in the King's German Legion (folios 163-165).

Dates: 1808-1877.

Composite volume containing chiefly theological works and sermons., 1598, 17th century.

Identifier: MS.16468
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: (i) Four theological works in hands apparently of early seventeenth-century provenance (folios 1, 40, 59, 100); (ii) Two holograph sermons of John Gray (folio 107); (iii) Amended copies by Andrew Blackball of sermons of Robert Rollock 1598 (folio 115); (iv) "A serious address to the minrs of ye Presbyterian Party" in Gray's hand (folio 141); (v) "A short catechisme" followed by a sermon, both in another seventeenth-century hand (folio 152); (vi) Sermons, 1694,...
Dates: 1598, 17th century.

Copy, possibly the holograph, of the report by Thomas Tucker on the customs and excise of Scotland.

Identifier: Adv.MS.28.6.5
Scope and Contents Tucker had been sent to Scotland in the autumn of 1655 to set up the customs and to re-establish the excise, and his report, dated 20 November 1656, was written after his return to London. The report is followed by an unmarked copy of ‘Rules, Orders and Instructions, Made and Published by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise in Scotland ...’ (Edinburgh, 1656) (folio 54), and by `The forme of the Cash or Day Booke to be kept by the severall Collectors of Customs and Excise in...
Dates: 1655-1656.

Holograph latter will of Isobell Hepburn, lady Pitfirran., 5 June 1607.

Identifier: Ch.6439
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The charter and legal material contained here is of importance as giving the continuous history of a landed family in Fife from the 13th to the 18th century. The Halkett family appear to have risen partly on the decline of the Lochores of Lochore. By 1431, the former are having transumpts made of charters of the early 13th century granted to the latter (Ch.6018-6019).

Dates: 5 June 1607.

Holograph manuscript of Ewen Maclachlan or McLachlan, the Celtic scholar, containing Irish literature.

Identifier: MS.3281
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) 'Essay on the Antiquity of Irish Literature', followed by an account of the Irish alphabet and contractions, 1814 (folio 1);(ii) Transcripts of the five stories in Gaelic MS.XXXVIII in the National Library (‘A descriptive catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' Library’, page 146): 'Oigheadh Gcoinchuloind', "Ar-amach Mhic Con'an aghaidh Airt mhic-Cuinn, Righ Eirionn", 'Oigheadh ChloinneLir', 'Ar-amach Mhic Colgain an aghaidh...
Dates: 1813-1814.

Holograph manuscripts of Allan Ramsay.

Identifier: MSS.804-805
Dates: [1721, or after-1728, or after.]

Holograph 'Poems', by Alfred Noyes., [1930, or before.]

Identifier: MS.815
Scope and Contents

The poems are preceded by a letter to John Buchan, 1930.

Dates: [1930, or before.]

Holograph ‘Poems’, by Sir Henry Newbolt., Late 19th century-early 20th century.

Identifier: MS.814
Scope and Contents

The poems are preceded by a note, undated, to John Buchan.

Dates: Late 19th century-early 20th century.

Holograph will of Francis Jeffrey dated 29 March 1848.

Identifier: Adv.MS.19.2.28
Scope and Contents

The will appears to have been registered at the General Register House in 1850 (folio 1 verso). Preceding it is a letter, 1909, of John Smart, Writer to the Signet, forwarding the manuscript to W K Dickson.

Dates: 1848.

Letters and a holograph manuscript of Thomas Campbell, with transcripts and portraits., [1806, or before], 1829, 1844.

Identifier: MS.3398
Scope and Contents

Contains a letter to Jeffrey, 1829, recommending Miss Crumpe, the novelist; another letter, 1844; and holograph manuscript of 'Ye Mariners of England', differing slightly from the earliest and final versions.

Dates: [1806, or before], 1829, 1844.

Letters of Scottish officials concerning Scottish affairs., 1808-1816.

Identifier: MS.9
Scope and Contents The contents include:Copy of a letter of Henry Dundas to Lord Chancellor Eldon on the subject of Dr Duigenan being made a Privy Councillor in Ireland, 1808; Copies of correspondence between the Earl of Lauderdale and Lord Chancellor Eldon on the Roxburghe Peerage case, 1809; Four autograph letters of Henry Dundas and other correspondence relating to the appointment of a successor to Lord Blair as President of the Court of Session, 1811;Memorial...
Dates: 1808-1816.

Letters of W B Yeats to Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson., 1907-1935.

Identifier: MS.9331
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twelve holograph letters and three signed typewritten letters with some manuscript corrections. Each letter has a typewritten transcript.In the letters Yeats discusses his work in the Irish theatre, Irish politics, English literature, and his own poetry, as well as more trivial and personal matters. A description of one of Yeats's visits to Edinburgh, circa 1919, when he stayed with the Grierson family, may be found in a series of the letters of Mrs...
Dates: 1907-1935.

Microfilm of assorted manuscript material.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.67
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Receipt, 1575, of Archebault Betun (Archibald Bethune), an archer of the French King`s Scots Guard (Ch.872);Account, 17 February 1552, of the provisions supplied to the Royal Household at Amboise. Includes a translation (Ch.2059); Bill, 1553, concerning expenses of the French royal household (Ch.2593);Holograph poems, [1931, or before]; and, 'The secret of the heather ale', a tale, 1892, by Neil Munro. (MS.816);...
Dates: 1552-[1931, or before].

Miscellaneous letters and papers concerning the ‘Forty-five., 1695-1784, 1846.

Identifier: MS.295
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) ‘Information’ relating to a dispute between Lachlan Mackintosh of Mackintosh and Coll Macdonell of Keppoch over the feus of Glenroy, 1695. (Folio 1.)(ii) Letter of William, 3rd Earl of Kilmarnock, about a tenant, 1706. (Folio 2.)(iii) ‘The characters’, a poem printed as ‘A Jacobite Pasquil’ in ‘The Scottish Antiquary’, volume xii (1898), page 56, a cutting from which is attached. (Folio 4.)(iv) Letters of...
Dates: 1695-1784, 1846.