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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 14697 Collections and/or Records:

Walter Blaikie collection: letters containing Jacobite discourse.

Identifier: MS.3128
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. 'Free and Impartial Reflexions of a Member of the House of Commons of England on occasion of the Speech of King George to the two Houses of the same Parliament on the 28th of October, 1745, containing a justification of the rights of the Royal House of Stuards to the Crown of Great Brittain, against the pretensions of the House of Brunswick Hannover. In a series of Letters. Letter I. At Edinburgh, 1745' (folio 1), dated London, 3 November 1745 (folio...
Dates: 1745-1746.

Waltz, 1830, composed by John Thomson.

Identifier: Acc.6292
Scope and Contents

With a letter, 1834, of John Thomson, Minister of Duddingston.

Dates: 1830, 1834.

Wardlaw manuscript: 'Polichronicon, seu Policratica Temporum. Many histories in one, or nearer, the true genealogy of the Frasers', by James Fraser of Phopachy, Minister of Wardlaw (Kirkhill), begun in 1666 and continued at least until 1699.

Identifier: MS.3658
Scope and Contents

A letter, 1870, of Francis Harvey, the London bookseller, to Sir William Fraser, Baronet, offering the manuscript for sale, has been pasted in at the end.

Dates: 1666-1699.

Warrant, 1641, to Sir David Cunningham (possibly 1st Baronet, of Auchinhervie), signed by the 1st Duke of Hamilton and others.

Identifier: Acc.8958
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two letters, 1653, of Robert Lilburne

four letters, 1659, of General George Monck.

Dates: 1641-1659.

Will and testament with attached letters of administration of Jessie Anna Letitia Chalmers, wife of Patrick Chalmers, M.P., antiquary, deceased., 1840.

Identifier: Ch.12778
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: 1840.

William Gallacher Memorial Library Archive Special Collections., 1920s-2017.

Identifier: Acc.14114 Special Collections
Scope and Contents The WGMLA Special Collections comprise over 60 collections relating to notable individuals, organisations, and themes in the Scottish labour, trade union, and suffrage movements. In a number of cases, collections do not contain the personal papers of the named individuals or organisations but rather comprise of primary or secondary materials collected by WGML librarian Audrey Canning, or third parties, relating to that individual or organisation and collated for public research purposes....
Dates: 1920s-2017.

‘Wizard Peter’ by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe (Edinburgh, 1834), with notes and corrections by the author, and a presentation inscription to James Gibson Craig on the half title-page.

Identifier: MS.9808
Scope and Contents

There are several manuscript insertions, including Charles Sharpe's draft of five verses, written on the back of a letter, 1832, from the printseller Hugh Paton (folio 2), and explanatory notes and variant readings by James Gibson Craig (folio 3).

Dates: 1832-1834.

Wooden box containing letters of Lotte Glob to Peter Haining., [2008, or after].

Identifier: Acc.13227 Box 49
Scope and Contents

Also included is a copy of 'Floating stones' (Aberfeldy : Watermill Books, 2008), by Lotte Glob.

Dates: [2008, or after].

Work by other authors collected by Hector MacIver., 1921-1954, undated.

Identifier: MSS.26291-26294
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Hector MacIver was born in the Isle of Lewis and educated in Stornoway and at Edinburgh University. Except for a period of service in the Navy (1940-1945), he spent his life teaching, mostly in the Royal High School in Edinburgh. He wrote and broadcast in both English and Gaelic.

Dates: 1921-1954, undated.

Work entitled `Buchanan Revis`d [:] Annotations or Animadversions on Buchanan`s Historie and his Dialogue, etc.` consisting of criticisms of George Buchanan’s ‘Return Scoticarum historia’ (folio 7) and his ‘De Jure Regni apud Scotos’ (folio 64) by Sir James Turner, preceded by various items of introductory and explanatory matter.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.1.14
Scope and Contents Although the author details the circumstances in which he began, lost, rewrote and revised his criticisms and had them bound, a period ranging from 1643 to 1679, his name nowhere appears; but he has been identified as the soldier and author Sir James Turner.The criticisms are followed (folio 64) by two satirical writings by Turner purporting to be a letter of Don Francesco Gomez de Quevedo Villegas with the impossible date of 1506, and a letter, 1582, of ‘Philander of Sitwald’....
Dates: 1643-1679.

Working autograph of ‘Rob Roy’ by Sir Walter Scott, with some associated papers., 1817.

Identifier: MS.50702
Scope and Contents Complete working manuscript of 'Rob Roy'.Associated content.Letter, circa 1817, of Sir Walter Scott to James Ballantyne on the completion of 'Rob Roy'. Folio i.Fragment of a sales catalogue, 4th quarter of 19th century. Folio ii.Card from Honresfield, Littleborough, marked 'Scott original manuscript of 'Rob Roy''. Folio iii.Newspaper clipping from 'The Times', 19 March 1901, on the effect of 'Rob Roy' on James Russell Lowell. Folio...
Dates: 1817.

Working copy of the ‘Peerage of Scotland’ (Edinburgh, 1813) by Sir Robert Douglas, revised and corrected by John Philp Wood: including revised printings of certain pages, extensive annotations by Wood, and related material, including some of later date, also concerning peerages.

Identifier: MSS.1813-1815
Scope and Contents

The material described here would appear to relate to further revision by John Philp Wood of his revised and corrected edition of 1813 of the ‘Peerage of Scotland’.

Dates: 19th century.

Writings of Anna Seward, copied in her autograph and bequeathed by her to Sir Walter Scott., 1762-1768, 1804-1807.

Identifier: MSS.879-880
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The sheets which Sir Walter Scott published in his edition of Anna Seward's ‘Poetical works’, 1810, were evidently taken out by him, and this collection consists of the unpublished remainder. These writings are described in her letter of 17 July 1807, sent to Scott posthumously (MS.870, folio 14, printed in her ‘Poetical works,’ volume i, page xxxiii).

Dates: 1762-1768, 1804-1807.

Writings of James Hogg, with letters of Hogg's children to Robert Blackie., [1827, or after]-1873, undated.

Identifier: MS.1869
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) 'The bush aboon Traquair; or, the rural philosophers. A pastoral drama', partly in James Hogg's hand, on paper watermarked 1827. Printed in ‘Tales and sketches’, volume ii. Pages are missing after folio 40. For a typed transcript see MS.6139. (Folio 1.)(ii) Various poems of Hogg, in another hand, showing some variations from the printed versions, on paper watermarked 1834, 1837. (Folio 53.)(iii) Letters of Hogg's children to...
Dates: [1827, or after]-1873, undated.

Xerox copies of letters to Jean, Lady Hunter, from members of the family of Sir James Hall of Dunglass.

Identifier: MS.14196
Scope and Contents

The contents comprise a series of letters from Captain Basil Hall and his wife Margaret (folios 1-72) and another series chiefly from Helen, Lady Hall (folios 73-209).

Dates: 1807-1844.

Yellow box containing various loose photographs and handwritten correspondence to Pete Horobin., ?1980

Identifier: Acc.13227 Box 42(8) [C-0043-80]
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Attic Archive evolved organically from the activities of Pete Horobin, beginning in 1978. When Horobin's association ended, the archive was continued in turn by Marshall Anderson, Peter Haining and, lastly, aitch. Each change of custody coincided with the start of a new phase of activity, each phase undertaken, usually, over ten years.The papers of the Attic Archive are now dispersed through various cultural institutions, each having a particular association with the archive,...
Dates: ?1980