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Instructions. Document genre.

Subject Source: Other Source
Scope Note: Information in the form of outlines of procedures, as directions or commands.

Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:

Assorted letters; with a receipt for Secret Service money signed by King George III, and instructions by King James III to Sir Alexander Napier of Merchiston.

Identifier: Adv.MS.7.1.19
Scope and Contents Letters of:Admiral Lord Ancon (folio 1);George Canning (folio 10);Robert Clive (folio 12);`Alfred Crowquill` (folio 17);Allan Cunningham (folio 18);King Edward VII (folio 23);Lieutenant-General Charles Fleetwood (folio 27);Warren Hastings (folio 33);George Heriot (folio 35);David Hume (folio 42);Thomas Jefferson (folio 44);Samuel Johnson (folio...
Dates: 15th century-1st quarter of 20th century.

‘Breviary of the Decisions of the Lords of Session ... and of the Acts of Sederunt, from June, 1661, to July, 1681, observed by Sir James Dalrymple of Stair.’

Identifier: Adv.MS.81.1.1
Scope and Contents The Acts of Sederunt, 1661-1681, as in the printed ‘Decisions of the Lords of council and session’, are followed by a summary of Decisions arranged alphabetically according to subject. The text is apparently copied from an incomplete manuscript.At the end, inverted, is a copy of ‘Instructions and rules ... to the Commissaries, clerks, procurators fiscalls, and other members of the court of the whole ecclesiasticall jurisdiction,’ forwarded under cover of a Royal letter dated...
Dates: 1661-1681.

Catechism, including prayers, doctrinal instructions, the order of the administration of the Sacraments, etc., in French and Micmac, by Antoine Simon (Petrus) Maillard, the Apostle of the Micmacs., 1759.

Identifier: MS.1900
Scope and Contents

At the beginning is a poem in French on the doctrines of the Church. The work is dedicated 'Germano compari nostro Joanni Manach', and bears the date 1759 at various points. Although Antoine Maillard's name appears as that of the author, it is not certain that this manuscript is in his hand.

Dates: 1759.

'Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd Music, arranged by D.S. Macdonald, Pipe Major, First Battn. the Royal Scots', Edinburgh., 1882.

Identifier: MS.3110
Scope and Contents

This collection is apparently as prepared for publication, and has at the beginning instructions for blowing and keeping the pipes in order, and various exercises on piobaireachd. It contains 64 tunes, among them two which are not from Angus Mackay's manuscripts.

Dates: 1882.

Collection of copies of letters and papers concerning the formation of the Irish Treasury Board and the procedures to be adopted by it, with notes on the procedures of the British Treasury.

Identifier: Adv.MS.4.1.2, vols. I-II
Scope and Contents

The volumes have the book-plate of Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie, and, as he was secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland in 1794-1795, were presumably compiled on his instructions.

Dates: 1793-1794.

Collection of state papers of the reigns of James VI and Charles I made by Sir James Balfour of Denmilne, Lord Lyon King of Arms.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.33.1.1-33.1.15
Scope and Contents

The collection is known both as the `Denmilne State Papers` and the `Denmilne Collection`. Less formally it is often referred to as the `Denmilne Manuscripts`.

Dates: 1548-1641.

Commonplace book of Alexander Keith of Ravelston, (died 1751), but written in more than one hand., 1684-?1688.

Identifier: MS.21186
Scope and Contents The commonplace book contains Latin poetry (including extracts from Horace, Virgil and Juvenal), songs, prose and exercises; astronomical, navigational, and mathematical notes and exercises, with some diagrams and tables; notes on the art of gunnery; some common psalm tunes; prayers; English proverbs, verse and poetry; extracts from a guide to the education of children and youth; instructions concerning card tricks; some verse attributed to the 1st Marquis of Montrose and notes on his role...
Dates: 1684-?1688.

Commonplace book of George Anderson, Glasgow.

Identifier: MS.14276
Scope and Contents

As well as poetry, recipes and miscellaneous notes, the book includes instructions for road-making (page 3) and designs for a pump and a building for making lamp-black (pages 37, 66).

Dates: 1818-1827.

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.

Copies, early 17th century, in French, of treaties drawn up between France and her various allies, 1552-1615.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.4
Scope and Contents

Also included is a copy of a memoir of Henri IV by Pierre Jeannin, in a different hand from the rest of the volume (folio 1), a number of instructions to ambassadors, commissions, and other related material, and a table of contents (folio 264).

Dates: 1552-1615.

Copies, early 17th century, in French, of treaties drawn up between France and her various allies, 1606-1613.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.9
Scope and Contents

Also included are a number of instructions to ambassadors, commissions, and other related material.

There is a table of contents (folio 1).

Dates: 1606-1613.

Copies of letters and instructions of Thomas, Baron Wharton, deputy warden of the marches.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.8
Scope and Contents

Most of the material concerns the order of the watches in the three marches, giving the areas covered and, in some cases, the names of those concerned.

The volume may have been intended for John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland; his arms are painted on page 2, and the bear and ragged staff of Warwick drawn on page 3. There are large decorated initials in pen and ink on pages 3, 7, 13, 37, 121 and 153, some of which bear the letters IN, TP, CC or TW.

Dates: 1552-1553.

Copy of the ‘Memoirs’ of Walter Pringle of Greenknowe, the covenanter, with two genealogical manuscripts, concerning respectively the Clan Chattan and the Drummond family in Madeira.

Identifier: Adv.MS.73.1.17
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) A copy, in a hand of the late 17th century, of the `Memoirs` of Walter Pringle (folio 1). These were first published in 1723 from a copy of the original manuscript by James Pringle of Greenknowe, 1684. The relationship of the present manuscript to that copy is unknown.(ii) A detached leaf, headed Section XIX and paginated 81-82, concerning the history of Clan Chattan (folio 35). Written in a small late 17th-century...
Dates: 2nd half of 17th century.