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Journals. Accounts.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Books containing accounts of an individual's or organization's occurrences or transactions, including records of financial transactions.

Found in 432 Collections and/or Records:

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 journals of Saltoun estate., 1725-1880, undated.

Identifier: MS.17254
Scope and Contents

Accounts concerning the garden, 1725-1765, undated (folio 1), the gardener's journal, 1764-1766 (folio 75), and farm journals, 1772-1773, 1777-1778, 1818-1819, 1880 (folio 100).

Dates: 1725-1880, undated.

Alexander Nimmo`s copy of his account of the survey made by him in the summer of 1806 of the northern, eastern and southern boundaries of Inverness-shire, which he undertook on Telford`s recommendation, whilst rector of Inverness Academy, for the parliamentary commission appointed to fix the county boundaries of Scotland.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.20
Scope and Contents The copy is in Nimmo’s own hand, written up in the form of a journal, from the notes which he took in his pocket-book whilst engaged upon the survey. It is written on the rectos of the leaves, the versos being left for maps (folios 11 verso, 12 verso), notes, bearings, and additions to the text. It appears to be incomplete, for it ends rather abruptly (folio 50). It is followed by an explanatory letter to John Rickman, who at the time was secretary to the commissions for making roads and...
Dates: 1806.

'Ane Exact Accompt of the policie and goverment of the Church of Rome ... set down by way of misive be a student yt had travelled in Italie, to the Archbishope of Canterbury', apparently unpublished., 1599.

Identifier: MS.5442
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Nisbet papers fall into four groups, belonging respectively to the Nisbets of that Ilk, the original owners of the estate; the Kers (later Carres) of Cavers and West Nisbet; who acquired the estate in 1649; the Chisholmes of that Ilk, connected by marriage to Charles St Clair, 15th Lord Sinclair, who succeeded to the estate some time before 1813; and William Molleson, probably related to the sister of Charles St Clair, de jure 13th Lord Sinclair.

Dates: 1599.

Business papers of Robert Stevenson and Sons, civil engineers.

Identifier: Dep.216- is now Acc.10706.

Collection of journals and sketchbooks of John Francis Campbell, kept during his travels throughout the world., 1841-1880.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.50.3.14-50.5.6
Scope and Contents

The volumes reflect, in his detailed descriptions, watercolours and sketches, Campbell’s interest in people, art, science and sport. In the later journals, his interest in geology and meteorology predominates, with particular emphasis on the effects of glaciation observed in various countries.

The sketches usually occur in chronological sequence with notes below each giving the date, place and other additional information.

Dates: 1841-1880.

‘Collections’ made by Robert Beatson, Doctor of Laws, containing a number of genealogical papers and copies of military documents which he probably used when engaged on compiling ‘Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain from 1727 to 1783’.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.3.21
Scope and Contents The contents of the volume include:(i) Genealogical accounts in a variety of hands of a number of British peers, collected while Beatson was gathering material for his work on the English Peerage. (See also Adv.MSS.33.5.9-33.5.10). For another copy of the account of the family of Calder (folio 29), see MS.9982.(ii) An account, in Beatson`s hand, of the Parish of Dysart, his birthplace, undated (folio 57).(iii) Description of a Tour of Scotland made by...
Dates: 1785-1803, and undated.

Commonplace Book probably compiled by C Shaw, York.

Identifier: Acc.13514
Scope and Contents

Commonplace Book consisting largely of verse, but also with drawings of a Highland scene and pipers at Farr, botanical specimens from Farr and Edinburgh, and pasted in scraps from a visit to Scotland of 1826, and later visits to Switzerland and France.

Dates: 1826-1865, undated

Copy, 17th century, of a journal kept by a member of Sir Robert Cecil`s suite during the period of his embassy to France, February-April 1598, before the signing of the Treaty of Vervins.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.4.10
Scope and Contents

The entries for each day are brief, and much of the manuscript consists of copies of official correspondence sent and received by Cecil, some of which was published in ‘An Historical View of the Negotiations between the courts of England, France and Brussels’, pages 100-157.

Dates: 1598.

Correspondence, journals, drafts of articles and miscellaneous papers of Rawdon Goodier, biologist and mountaineer

Identifier: Acc.13369
Scope and Contents

The journals relate to Rawdon Goodier’s travels in Europe, the USA and the Andes. The papers relate to his activities in Zimbabwe where he was employed on the Tsetse Survey of the Department of Tsetse Control, from 1955-196, and to Buddhism in Edinburgh from 1999.

Dates: 1972-2008

Correspondence, minutes, journals and other papers concerning "Democracy for Scotland", a campaign for the reintroduction of a Scottish Parliament.

Identifier: Acc.11497
Scope and Contents The Democracy for Scotland campaign began after the Scottish referendum held in 1979 failed to achieve the number of votes required to give Scotland devolved powers. The campaign began in 1992 and went on until a further referendum was held in Scotland in 1997. The campaign was based around a vigil which was erected in Edinburgh’s Calton Hill across the road from the Scottish office. The vigil was manned by strong supporters of Scottish independence. The Democracy for Scotland campaign was a...
Dates: 1992-1997.

Correspondence of the Huxley family with the Public Archives of Nova Scotia., 1937-1993.

Identifier: Acc.11407/9
Scope and Contents

Included are extracts from Walter Scott’s Journal and photocopies of Canadian newspaper articles on Huxley’s death.

Dates: 1937-1993.

Daily record of matters brought before the Resident at Baroda, May 1805-April 1807, including summaries of discussions with Sitárám and others., 1805-1807.

Identifier: MS.13670
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: 1805-1807.