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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:

Copy of the official report, 31 January 1725 [i.e. 1726], by Major-General (later Field-Marshal) George Wade, of his proceedings in disarming the Highlands; followed by copies of several papers.

Identifier: Adv.MS.17.1.21
Scope and Contents The report is signed by Major General George Wade, folio 15.A copy of each of the following papers follows the official report:a list of the arms surrendered by the clans between August and October 1725 (folio 15 verso);Wade’s instructions to the Officers Commanding the Highland Companies, 22 September 1725 (folio 16 verso);letters of submission of persons attainted of high treason, written between August and October 1725 (folio 17 verso);...
Dates: 1726.

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.

Correspondence and papers, chiefly undated, of the family of Forbes of Culloden., [1625-1800.]

Identifier: MS.2970
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) General correspondence (folio 1);(ii) Papers concerning property of the Forbeses: Ferintosh (including Inverallochie's debts and the Ferintosh excise) (folio 41) and lands in general (folio 59);(iii) Papers concerning private business (folio 65);(iv) Inverness: petitions of the town for relief from taxation, levies, and the maintenance of the garrison, and instructions to John Forbes, 2nd of Culloden, as...
Dates: [1625-1800.]

Correspondence and papers concerning the publication of ‘The Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough’, edited by General Sir George Murray., 1843-1845.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.46.9.24-46.9.28
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection consists of letters, orders, reports, and maps relating to Murray’s military career, to his official and diplomatic duties and to his literary activities. It is arranged in nearly chronological order illustrating the various periods of his career.

Dates: 1843-1845.

Fragments of manuscript written by Sir Walter Scott in a very unsteady hand, comprising an inscription to the 4th Earl of Hopetoun, slightly longer than that used for the monument erected in St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, in 1834., [?1831-1832.]

Identifier: MS.5317 (iv), folios 79-86
Scope and Contents

Included are instructions for copying a manuscript, possibly one in the Royal Library, Naples; one leaf of manuscript concerning Rhodes and the knights of Malta; and unfinished lines entitled 'A dream of midsummer'. (folio 79).

Dates: [?1831-1832.]

Instructions, 1579, of Sir David Lindsay of the Mount, Knight Lyon King at Arms, to heralds, and a minute-book of executions, 1608-1609, by Thomas Lamb, Messenger-at-arms.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.7.12
Scope and Contents ‘Instructions set forth by Sir David Lindsay of the Mount, Knight Lyon King at Arms and his brethrene heralds at speall comand of my Lords Regent and Lords of secret counsall to be observit be ye officiare of armes within this realme in all tymes cumy for dew service to our soverane Lord and his Leidgis at Ed[r], the secund day of Jannuar 1577’. The five first pages are written in the same hand.The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.185) includes the...
Dates: 1579, 1608-1609.

Instructions by Cecilia Combe as to the disposal of her effects after her death., 1861.

Identifier: MS.7473
Scope and Contents From the Series:

MSS.7443-7445 are written in German, having been delivered on George Combe's tour in Germany in 1842.

The phrenological reports (MSS.7452-7455) comprise the phrenological measurements of many persons, both well-known and obscure, with reports and descriptions of their mental capabilities and weaknesses.

The papers of Cecilia Combe contain a selection of literary efforts, diaries of tours, and the usual memoranda and inventories kept by nineteenth-century housewives.

Dates: 1861.

Instructions for hospitals, lists of personnel, various returns, and other miscellaneous papers from the time of Sir Thomas John Cochrane's service at the East India Station., 1842-1847.

Identifier: MS.2386
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection covers the Admiral the Honourable Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane’s service in the Egyptian expedition of 1801, in his command off Ferrol in 1804 and 1805, and as Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands from 1805 to 1814 and of the North American Station in 1814 and 1815; and that of Admiral Sir Thomas John Cochrane chiefly as Governor of Newfoundland from 1825 to 1834, and as second-in-command and, later, Commander-in-Chief of the East India Station from 1842 to...
Dates: 1842-1847.

Instructions for making fireworks, probably intended as part of a scientific work.

Identifier: MS.9240
Scope and Contents

The text refers to figures which are not included. The manuscript also contains household and pharmaceutical recipes (folio 52), and a list of books and equipment of an army officer (folios 1 inverted).

Dates: 19th century.

Instructions for William Dunlop from James Colleton., 1688.

Identifier: Ch.8456
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The documents are mostly marriage-contracts, burgess-tickets, and similar documents concerning members of the Dunlop family in the 17th and 18th centuries. Three items concern William Dunlop`s affairs in South Carolina, 1688-1689 (Ch.8456-8458). An inventory is available.

Dates: 1688.

'Instructions issued by the Governor General Consequent to the Treaty Negotiated with Runjeet Sing and Shah Shooja-ool-Moolk and Concluded at Lahore on the 26th June, 1838' (India Board, April 1839)., 1839.

Identifier: MS.12152
Scope and Contents From the Series: Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound (1782-1859) was styled Viscount Melgund from 1813 and succeeded as Earl of Minto in 1814. He was Member of Parliament for Ashburton, 1806-1807, and for Roxburghshire, 1812-1814; and served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the King of Prussia 1832-1834, First Lord of the Admiralty, 1835-1841, Lord Privy Seal, 1846-1852, and on a special mission to Switzerland and the states of Italy, 1847-1848. The papers reflect fully the 2nd Earl's...
Dates: 1839.

Instructions of George III to the Justices of the Peace of the County of Peebles., 1775.

Identifier: Ch.5898
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

A miscellany of charters and other formal documents from the collection of John Smith, Edinburgh. Most of the documents are deeds relating to land tenure in East Lothian, particularly to lands and properties in Dunbar.

Dates: 1775.

Instructions of Sir Alexander Erskine of Cambo, Lyon King of Arms, to officers of arms., Late 17th century-early 18th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.20.6.1(xiv), folios 195-197
Scope and Contents From the Series:

There is a list of contents (folio i) in the same 19th-century hand which drew up the contents list in Adv.MS.22.2.10.

Dates: Late 17th century-early 18th century.