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Found in 496 Collections and/or Records:

A. Edinburgh - High Street., 1511-1832.

Identifier: Ch.5946-5975
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Comprised of:

Ch.5946-5975: a group of thirty deeds and notarial extracts formerly part of a larger collection of documents, numbered between 1 and at least 33 (but originally not chronologically arranged), relating to properties in the High Street, Edinburgh;

Ch.5976-5990: a group of mostly unrelated documents of a miscellaneous nature arranged in a separate chronological sequence.

An inventory is available.

Dates: 1511-1832.

Account book kept by James Traill of Woodwick and his nephew John Traill of Westness, of rents paid by their tenants in the mainland of Orkney and the island of North Ronaldsay.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.2.10
Scope and Contents

James Traill`s accounts (folio 1) cover the crop years 1728-1731, and those of his successor, 1746-1747 (folio 128). There is also an inventory of goods belonging to James Traill left in North Ronaldsay (folio 175).

Dates: 1728-1747.

Account book of Andrew Fletcher, Lord Milton., ?1716-1730.

Identifier: MS.16933
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: 'Accompt of Money Spent since my Coming from London to Edinburgh being the 21 of August 1718' to the end of 1719 (folio 1); 'Inventar of China', ?1716 (folio 16); list of items 'sent to Nidry' (see MS.17476), 1724 (folio 20); and draft journal, 1729-1730 (folio 1 inverted).

Dates: ?1716-1730.

Accounts and miscellaneous papers of Neil Munro., 1928-1964.

Identifier: MS.26937
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Accounts of McGrigor, Donald and Company, writers in Glasgow, for work in connection with the Trust, 1930-1952 (folio 1); (ii) Miscellaneous papers, 1928-1964 (folio 55).

Dates: 1928-1964.

Accounts, chiefly relating to the household of Mary of Lorraine, but with a few items of the late 16th century., 1532-1600, and undated.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.5
Scope and Contents Unless otherwise stated all items are in French. Accounts of Jacques Girard, treasurer; Longueville, 25 May 1544 (folios 1-6; the correct order should be folios 1-2, 5, 4, 3, 6). - There is a partial translation in ‘Foreign correspondence with Marie de Lorraine’ (SHS, 3rd Series, volume 4), page xxvii.Wine account of Jean Mean, butler to Mary, Queen of Scots, March 1544 (folios 7-8).Building expenses at Stirling Castle, March-April 1544 (folio...
Dates: 1532-1600, and undated.

Accounts concerning the family of Tweedie of Drumelzier, Thomas Naesmith, Chamberlain, and Major William Lyle of Bassandean., 1612-1654, undated.

Identifier: MS.14721
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Accounts, 1612-1648, including inventories of debts, of and concerning the family of Tweedie of Drumelzier (see also MSS.14765-14766) (folio 1);

(ii) Accounts, 1643-1649, of Thomas Naesmith, Chamberlain (folio 145);

(iii) Accounts, 1645-1654, undated, between the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale and Major William Lyle of Bassandean (folio 200).

Dates: 1612-1654, undated.

Accounts, correspondence and other papers., 1640-19th century, undated.

Identifier: MS.2936
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Account between George Wishart, Bishop of Edinburgh, and his factor in respect of the rental of Holyroodhouse and New Abbey, 1662-1667. (Folio 1.)(ii) Correspondence of Sir James Livingston of Kilsyth (afterwards Viscount Kilsyth), chiefly on his private business, 1640-1661, preceded by an inventory, 1682. From the appearance of Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe's name on a leaf enclosed with these papers (folio 35), they appear to have been...
Dates: 1640-19th century, undated.

Accounts of the Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates concerning charges and discharges., 1696-1702.

Identifier: F.R.41
Scope and Contents

Includes an inventory of bonds for the current Dean of Faculty and Mr John Fairholm, Treasurer. Signed by John Mackaile.

Dates: 1696-1702.

Additional inventory for an eik to the confirmation of executors to the estate of James Guthrie, merchant in Dundee., 1707.

Identifier: Ch.12807
Scope and Contents From the Series:

As well as charters relating to the Chalmers family itself, there are other items which are apparently unrelated but which came with the bulk of the papers. Only one document (Ch.12806) is of 15th century date, and only one (Ch.12776) is of the 16th century. The rest of the collection dates largely from the 17th and 18th centuries. A detailed list is available.

Dates: 1707.

Additional papers to the collection of John Riddell, the Peerage lawyer.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.81.2.1-81.2.10
Scope and Contents

Most of the correspondence is addressed to James Law, Writer to the Signet, who acted as London agent in many Peerage Cases in which Riddell was involved; and much of it is from other lawyers.

Dates: 16th century-19th century.

Additions, undated, to MS.14052A: Draft inventory of furniture of Bowland House., [1850, or after.]

Identifier: MS.14052B
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection covers Alexander Walker's military and administrative service in the East India Company in great detail from circa 1790 to 1801, notably in Malabar and then in Gujarat, where he was Political Resident at Baroda, until he left India in 1810. He came out of retirement to govern St Helena from 1822 to 1828, The importance of the collection lies in the detailed administrative content of Walker's correspondence and memoranda, particularly for the Gujarat period, a continuing...
Dates: [1850, or after.]

Administrative and personal papers of James Stuart., 1781-1783.

Identifier: MS.8430
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of:

(i) Returns and inventories of stores and provisions, 1781-1783, undated. (folio 1);

(ii) James Stuart's household accounts, etc., 1781-1783 (folio 25);

(iii) Miscellaneous receipts and invoices, 1782-1783 (folio 64).

Dates: 1781-1783.

Administrative papers of the William Gallacher Memorial Library., 1970s-2017.

Identifier: Acc.14114 Administrative Papers
Scope and Contents The administrative papers of the William Gallacher Memorial Library contain correspondence files concerning the management and administration of the Library, alongside a series of inventories and catalogues documenting Library collections and those held by other related institutions. All files were formed by WGML librarians Bob Saunders and Audrey Canning in the course of their work. Files in this sub-fonds have not been fully catalogued, but summary descriptions have been provided to...
Dates: 1970s-2017.

Album of letters to and printed items collected by William Ford, bookseller, Manchester, through his involvement in the Edinburgh book trade.

Identifier: MS.18000
Scope and Contents The album includes letters from several prominent Edinburgh figures of the early 19th century such as Thomas Thomson, Deputy Clerk Register, and Edward W A Drummond Hay, Principal Clerk, Lyon Office. Both men appear to have been in regular correspondence with William Ford. Amongst the printed items is an "Inventory of Work done for the State by his Majesty's Printer in Scotland 1642-1647" (Edinburgh, 1815), edited by Thomas Thomson. There are also a number of newspaper reports of meetings of...
Dates: 1810-1830.

Antiquarian and genealogical papers and correspondence of the Chalmers family of Auldbar., 18th century-19th century.

Identifier: MSS.15471-15481
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Auldbar was bought in 1753 by William Chalmers, a Gibraltar merchant whose family had owned land in Aberdeenshire, at Federate and Hazlehead. His father and brother were physicians in Aberdeen, and the papers as arranged below begin with medical records of these men. An important section concerns the trade and administration of Gibraltar in the second quarter of the 18th century, and there is also much mercantile correspondence of the 18th and early 19th centuries. As with the rest of this...
Dates: 18th century-19th century.

Antiquarian papers of Patrick Chalmers (died 1854)., 1st quarter of 19th century-3rd quarter of 19th century.

Identifier: MS.15471
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: (i) Papers on field antiquities, especially sculptured stones. (Folio 1.) (ii) Papers concerning documentary research. The papers are chiefly transcripts of charters and writs concerning Angus. Included in this section is an essay by Patrick Chalmers entitled 'Remarks on the law of the burghs' (folio 26); a list of churches within the Deanery of Angus and the Diocese of St Andrews (folio 40); a note on the public library in Montrose (folio 78); transcripts of...
Dates: 1st quarter of 19th century-3rd quarter of 19th century.

Bound inventory of the Clan Gregor Centre archive, compiled by Sheila McGregor., 1999.

Identifier: Acc.11713/84
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Material concerning the history and genealogy of the McGregors, including printed items and a full set of the journal "The Quaich", 1989-1997.The arrangement and description of the papers from the Clan Gregor Centre was undertaken by Sheila McGregor on behalf of the Centre. The described papers represent the activities of a small number of people who collected and compiled them over many years, combining traditional knowledge with research to both preserve and extend information...
Dates: 1999.

Business and law papers, 1761-1804, undated, relating to various persons having dealings both with David Herd and with his employer, David Russell; with some inventories of writs, 1643, 1682, 1712., 1643-1804, undated.

Identifier: MS.1925
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The manuscripts of the Society of Antiquaries include the ‘Hawthornden Manuscripts’, MSS.2053-2067, the papers of William Drummond of Hawthornden and of his uncle, William Fowler.

Dates: 1643-1804, undated.