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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:

State papers collected by Sir James Balfour of Denmilne, volume 30: letters and papers on Italian affairs., 1548-1624, undated.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.1.13 [xxx]
Scope and Contents

The letters and papers concern the diplomatic missions of Michael Balfour, Lord Balfour of Burleigh; Sir Anthony Shirley; and a treaty between Savoy and Spain in 1615. A small group is addressed to Mary of Guise, 1548-1549.

Dates: 1548-1624, undated.

State papers collected by Sir James Balfour of Denmilne, volumes 1-13: letters and papers on various topics., 1560-1641, undated.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.1.1 (i)-(xiii)
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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: 1560-1641, undated.

Store book of Colonel [John] Adlecron's Regiment, 39th Foot, kept by Stephen Julian and Edward Forde, successive quartermasters, when the regiment was based in the Carnatic at Fort St David and Fort St George.

Identifier: MS.6291
Scope and Contents Copies of other documents of a military nature have been added. The volume has been damaged and several pages are missing, particularly at the end.The contents are as follows:(i) Quarterly records of stores issued for the use of the regiment, September 1754, to March 1759 (folio 1);(ii) Copy of 'Instructions for the Commanding Officer of Train of Artillery attending His Majesty's Forces ordered to the East Indies', dated 21 February 1754 (folio 30...
Dates: 1744-1778.

“Swinton’s kirk MSS’, a collection of copies of Scottish historical documents, originally labelled ‘Kirk manuscripts C’., 17th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.2.20
Scope and Contents A volume of miscellaneous collections consisting among others of: (i) A copy of instructions and letters, 1539-1543, of Sir Ralph Sadler; (ii) A bulky and ill arranged collection of copies of charters to Scotch religious houses and Bishopricks (namely: Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Cambuskenneth, Melrose, Dunfermline, Coldingham, Trinity College of Edinburgh, Dunbar, Lindores, Haddington and Corstorphine), taken from the Chartularies of Aberdeen, St. Andrews (then in hands of H. Maule and formerly...
Dates: 17th century.

“Swinton’s kirk MSS”, a collection of original 17th-century Scottish historical documents, and of copies, 18th century.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.31.2.18-20
Scope and Contents

The papers appear to have belonged to Lord Swinton, and may be the collection of the Reverend Samuel Semple, Swinton’s maternal grandfather (cf. FES i, 172).

Dates: 17th century.

“Swinton’s kirk MSS”, a collection of Scottish historical documents, for the most part copies from the Cotton Library, originally labelled ‘Kirk manuscripts B’., 17th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.2.19
Scope and Contents A collection copied by various hands without sufficient accuracy, possibly for Matthew Crawford.The contents are as follows: (i) Letter, 3 May 1582, of Sir John Foster to Secretary Walsingham. (ii) Advertisement out of Scotland, 22 June 1582. (iii) Letter, 20 August 1582, of the Queen of England to the King of Scotland. (iv) Depositions of George Douglas sent the 14 September from Stirling, and received the 20 September at Windsor. ‘Septr. 28 1582’. (v) The heads whereof George...
Dates: 17th century.

“The Watch-, Quarter-, and Station-bills, boats’ crews, & signals, and Orders and Regulations of His Majesty's Ship Forte”, with a plan of the decks., 1823.

Identifier: MS.2456
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: 1823.

Three typescripts of ‘The Carlin Moth’ by Robert McLellan, first produced on radio in 1946., 1945.

Identifier: MS.26343
Scope and Contents

The first two typescripts (folios l, 35) have manuscript corrections by Robert McLellan. The third (folio 70) is dated 1945 and contains instructions to the printer.

Dates: 1945.

Transcription, circa 1894, of the minute books of the Edinburgh Skating Club, 1784-1893., 1784-1893.

Identifier: MS.24643
Scope and Contents

A copy of the membership list follows the transcription (folios 141-148), with later additions up to the elections of 1939 (folio 148), and Directions and Inventory copied from the Minute Book for 1784-1888. Miscellaneous verses are transcribed from both original books at folios 158-172.

Dates: 1784-1893.

Two collections of writings of Allan Ramsay, in his hand.

Identifier: MS.2233
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Drafts of poems, of a prose treatise in defence of the theatre (fragmentary, but not ‘Some Few Hints in Defence of Dramatic Entertainments’), and of a letter to a lady, containing a poem. Some of the poems appear to be unpublished; others differ greatly from the printed version. On folio 10 there are marginal references, apparently contemporary, to the pages of ‘Poems by Allan Ramsay’ (Edinburgh, 1728), volume ii. Some of the leaves are paginated,...
Dates: Early 18th century.

Two printed pamhlets of the Edinburgh Skating Club, ‘Edinburgh Skating Club figures for combined skating, with diagrams’ (Edinburgh, 1903), and ‘Revised ‘System of calling for use in combined figure skating (London, 1903)., 1903.

Identifier: MS.24649
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Edinburgh Skating Club was clearly well-established in 1784 when the first minute book starts. Apart from a few years of inactivity the Club flourished until the early 1900's when combined figure-skating declined in popularity. It was finally dissolved in 1966. Although the Club attracted a large proportion of its members from the legal profession, the Edinburgh Skating Club was not socially exclusive and the membership lists include local noblemen, merchants, army offers and a slater....
Dates: 1903.

Volume containing surveying instructions and a business ledger, compiled at Yarrow.

Identifier: MS.14283
Scope and Contents The author is unknown, but the name E L Brown is stamped on the front cover.The contents are as follows.(i) Instructions for surveying, illustrated with examples taken from the Duke of Buccleuch's estates along Yarrow Water. (Folio 2.)(ii) Business ledger of a merchant with trading interests in La Rochelle, Leghorn and Jamaica. The commodities include wool, wine, sugar, wheat and cotton (folios 1 verso, 59). It is followed by incomplete notes on balancing...
Dates: 1812.

Volume of works relating to Scots law in various seventeenth-century hands., 1583-17th century.

Identifier: MS.3170
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Haddington's ‘Decisions’, from 1609 to 1623 (folio 1), 'wryten be Johne McKenzie, servitor to Mr. Rorie McKenzie, Advocat' (folio 101 verso); the same version as in MS. 2707;(ii) 'Informationes anent Consistories, qrby the usefulness and necessitie of these is evinced and prejudices against them is satisfied and declared', in the same hand (folio 102);(iii) 'Instructions to the Commissrs of Edr.', in the same hand (folio...
Dates: 1583-17th century.