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Letters. Correspondence.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Pieces of correspondence that are somewhat more formal than memoranda or notes, usually on paper and delivered.

Found in 14704 Collections and/or Records:

Admiralty letters to Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane., 1813-1815.

Identifier: MSS.2342-2344
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: 1813-1815.

African diary, 1885, and copies of letters, 1885-1886, of Dugald McFadyen.

Identifier: Acc.11247
Scope and Contents

Diaries and letters concern the African Lakes Corporation`s trading station at Mandala, British Central Africa (Malawi). Includes a photograph of McFadyen, undated.

Dates: 1885-1886 and undated.

Agreement between Domenico Ronca and Thomas Carlyle and receipt of Ronca to Carlyle.

Identifier: Acc.10582
Scope and Contents

Agreement and receipt concern the keeping of fowl at 6 Cheyne Row.

With letter of Jane W Carlyle to John A Carlyle concerning the building of a client room by Thomas Carlyle.

Dates: 1853.

Album, containing autograph letters of celebrities, chiefly literary, dating chiefly from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with some portraits.

Identifier: MS.948
Scope and Contents

Several of the letters are addressed to the two Thomas Cadells, publishers.

Dates: Late 18th century-early 19th century.

Album containing correspondence, chiefly relating to Mary, Queen of Scots, with transcripts (not wholly accurate), portraits, and views.

Identifier: MS.3657
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Letter of Lethington to Mary, Queen of Scots, describing an interview with Elizabeth, 1562 (folio 1);(ii) Letter of Lethington to Dudley, on Mary's attitude to negotiations, apparently for her marriage with Dudley, Stirling, 1563 (folio 5);(iii) Letter of Throckmorton to Lethington, on the prospects of the marriage, London, 1565 (folio 8);(iv) Letter of Randolph to Leicester, on the same subject, Edinburgh, 1565...
Dates: 1562-1586, undated.

Album containing eight letters, 1833-1837, from Hugh Miller to Sir Thomas Dick-Lauder; and a transcript of a letter from Miller to Miss Dunbar of Boath, and of one from Miss Dunbar to Dick-Lauder, both of 1829.

Identifier: MS.9654
Scope and Contents

The album contains (folios 13-18) a printed octavo prospectus for ‘The traditional history of Cromarty (Inverness, 1834).

Dates: 1829, 1833-1837.

Album containing miscellaneous autograph letters, signatures, etc.

Identifier: MS.3719
Scope and Contents A number of the letters are addressed to members of the family of William Blackwood the publisher (died 1834), and the correspondents include literary celebrities and eminent soldiers of the nineteenth-century. It includes: two pages of a manuscript by Fitzgerald Ross (no. 15) and letters of Roderick Murchison (no. 17), Elizabeth Gaskell (no. 50), Agnes Strickland (no. 52) and George Henry Lewes (no. 53). It also includes a certificate appointing George Frederick Blackwood a lieutenant in...
Dates: 19th century.

Album containing papers concerning the ninety-ninth and hundredth birthdays of Mary E Haldane, and telegrams of condolence to her children on her death in 1925., 1924-1925.

Identifier: MS.20209
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: (i) A letter of T G N Haldane and telegrams of congratulation from various people to Mary E Haldane on her ninety-ninth birthday in 1924 (folio 1);

(ii) Press cuttings concerning celebrations marking her hundredth birthday in 1925 (folio 56);

(iii) Telegrams of condolence to her children on her death in 1925 (folio 72).

Dates: 1924-1925.

Album containing, pasted in, formal letters and documents, some printed items and a number of press cuttings, 1882-1949, chiefly concerning the military career of Aylmer Haldane., 1882-1950, undated.

Identifier: MS.20259
Scope and Contents

A small number of items relate to formal and ceremonial occasions at which Aylmer Haldane was present, and to his published writings.

Also pasted in are a few items, 1943, 1945, undated, concerning Haldane’s sister Alice (numbers 164-168), and obituary notices, 1950, of him (numbers 192-194).

Dates: 1882-1950, undated.

Album of Adam White, the naturalist (1817-1879), entitled on the cover 'Weeds and wild flowers'.

Identifier: MS.10306
Scope and Contents A draft title-page (folio 24) suggests that in 1850 Adam White was proposing to publish a work on 'Weeds and wild-flowers loved by Wordsworth', and the first part of the album contains a collection of materials towards this purpose: drawings and engravings of wild flowers with some specimens of pressed flowers, newspaper-cuttings, and copies of letters and poems of Wordsworth.The collection of information is then extended to include other poets: Coleridge, Cowper, Southey,...
Dates: Mid 19th century-?late 19th century.

Album of caricatures by John A Hipkins: '6. Musicians'., 1876-1929, undated.

Identifier: MS.2924
Scope and Contents

The caricatures are preceded by a letter of Sir George Henschel enclosing a poem written by him on the death of John A Hipkins, 1933.

Dates: 1876-1929, undated.

Album of Draycott House, Derbyshire.

Identifier: MS.3009
Scope and Contents Hugh Scott of Draycott (Draycot, Draycote) House, a Captain in the East India Marine, was a son of Walter Scott of Raeburn (died 1830) and cousin of Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford. The album, compiled by Hugh Scott's descendants, contains letters of Sir Walter Scott and members of his family, printed matter relating to the subscription raised to purchase Abbotsford for the Scott family, drawings and photographs of Draycott, notes on family history by William Scott of Raeburn (died 1855),...
Dates: Mid 19th century-1936.

Album of Euphemia Inglis, "Great Homes... Visited and Described by Innes Adair".

Identifier: Acc.8493
Scope and Contents

Contains cuttings of articles on historic houses published by Inglis in the "Weekly Scotsman", photographs, notes and letters.

Dates: 1898-1902.

Album of ‘Jacobite relics’, containing printed and manuscript material and portraits, formerly owned, perhaps started, by James Maidment, and containing additions made by a later owner.

Identifier: MS.2960
Scope and Contents The printed matter is recorded in the Catalogue of Printed Books. In addition to some forgeries, the manuscript material is as follows:(i) Letter, undated, of John Stevenson, James Maidment's publisher, probably to Maidment (folio 2);(ii) A version, in a hand of about Maidment's time, of part of the poem on Lord justice Clerk Whitelaw, 'Old Nick was in want of a lawyer in hell,' printed by Maidment in ‘A book of Scotish pasquils’ (Edinburgh, 1827), page 73 (folio 2...
Dates: 1696-1891, undated.

Album of letters and parts of letters of celebrities of the late 18th century and the 19th century., Late 18th century-19th century.

Identifier: MS.740
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The letters are unconnected except some addressed to the editor of 'Good Words' and others addressed to Professor George Buchanan, Glasgow.

Dates: Late 18th century-19th century.