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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Transcribed collections of numbers, names, or other text indicating tallies of concepts collocated for any particular purpose.

Found in 1671 Collections and/or Records:

Alphabetically indexed volume containing references to members of Dumbartonshire families in printed works, manuscripts in the Advocates` Library, and manuscripts and documents kept in private repositories, compiled by James Dennistoun for a projected history of Dumbartonshire., ?1825-?1842.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.19.2.19
Scope and Contents

The references begin on folio 2, and are preceded by lists of sources inspected (folio 1). The volume is un¬dated, but an event dated 1842 is mentioned at folio 179. A number of leaves containing notes (folios 18, 25-26, 38, 202, 208-209) are bound in, and a bifolium (folios 211-212) found loosely enclosed has been tipped in at the back.

Dates: ?1825-?1842.

'Alpina': a collection of papers chiefly connected with the Alpine Club in London., 1865-1947.

 File
Identifier: MS.6344
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Letters, 1869-1870, of the Reverend Henry Moseley, mathematician, to William Matthews, probably the editor of the Alpine Journal, concerning Moseley's theory of glacier motion (folio 1), with a letter, circa 1870, from John Ball, president of the Alpine Club, to Matthews, concerning a controversy with Moseley in the Journal (folio 30);(ii) Letters to Henry Cockburn, of the Alpine Club, London, relating to the purchase of mountaineering...
Dates: 1865-1947.

Anonymous English treatises on the probability of war with Spain and the political scene in Europe.

 File
Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.3
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) `The Castilian proiect against England with advertisements for preuentinge thereof`, addressed to James I (folio 1). The author, who had served in the West Indies, was in favour of supporting the Netherlands in a war with Spain. The work is undated, but refers to Philip III as the young Spanish king (folio 27 verso). Another copy of the work (Adv.MS.34.2.10, folio 1) states that it was written by F W shortly after James`s...
Dates: Early 17th century.

‘Antidotarium` by Nicolaus., 14th century.

 File
Identifier: Adv.MS.18.6.9(i), folios 1-48
Scope and Contents

The text is preceded by a list of medicines mentioned (folio 1). On folios 43 verso-48 are recipes in several 14th- and 15th-century hands.

Initials are in red or blue with tracery in the other colour.

Dates: 14th century.

Antiquarian collections of W T Johnston.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.11781
Scope and Contents

Includes transcripts of letters and papers of eminent Scotsmen and other material relating to them. Files organised by subject.

Dates: Late 20th century.

Antiquarian papers of James Dennistoun of Dennistoun, advocate and antiquary.

 Series
Identifier: Adv.MSS.19.2.16-19.2.27
Scope and Contents The papers consist of materials for a projected history of Dumbartonshire (Adv.MS.19.2.16-19.2.24), materials towards a projected work on the Scottish religious houses on the Continent (Adv.MS.19.2.25), and notes and extracts of Scottish interest from manuscripts in continental libraries (Adv.MS.19.2.26), together with a record of the bequest of Dennistoun`s manuscripts and a calendar of them (Adv.MS.19.2.27). The papers were arranged and bound by Mark Napier, executor of James...
Dates: ?1825-1856.

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

 File
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.

Articles, notes, and fragments in Thomas Carlyle’s autograph., 1767, 1832-[?1871], undated.

 File
Identifier: MS.1798
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Article on "A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand" (London, 1832) by Augustus Earle (folio 1);(ii) ‘Gropings about Montrose’, 1839 (folio 4);(iii) Remarks on publication of Bulwer Lytton’s Works 1854, and likeness of constitutional government to sawing a plank on which you are sitting, 1855 (folio 5);(iv) Remarks on liberty, [?1865] (folio 7);(v) Corrected proof of his inaugural...
Dates: 1767, 1832-[?1871], undated.

‘Assumption of the benefices’, copy, 18th century, of a book of assumptions, tax rolls of church properties, and retour of Fife.

 File
Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.13
Scope and Contents The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: Jac.V.3.1.The contents are as follows: (i) An abridgement of part of the valuation, 1551 (page 5); (ii) The rent paid to the King out of the surplus of the thirds of benefices (page 48); (iii) Various taxt rolls of Benefices and church property - temporality as well as spirituality, chiefly early 17th century (page 51); (iv) List of Religious houses (page 185); (v) Copy of a retour,...
Dates: 16th century-early 17th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine.

 Series
Identifier: Adv.MSS.5.1.16-5.1.21
Scope and Contents

The majority of the works are unpublished, and those which are published present considerable divergences. All the plays were written for the stage, and in some cases the names of the actors appear in the list of dramatis personae. Adv.MS.5.1.16, (i) and (ii) seem to be unconnected with the remainder of the collection.

Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.16
Scope and Contents (i) Letter, 1811, of Alexander Murray, Professor of Oriental Languages at Edinburgh, to Charles Smith, enclosing translation of a letter of Walda Selasse, Ras of Tigre, to George III. (Folio 1).(ii) List of books and manuscripts concerning Egypt. (Folio 2).(iii) `Memoirs of Goldoni`, Part I, Chapters 1-5. Written as autobiography. (Folios 3-50).(iv) ‘Annals and Antiquities of Jedburgh`, Chapter 1. Apparently intended as a sequel to ‘Annals and Antiquities...
Dates: Early 19th century.

Bestseller lists from periodicals featuring the novels of Ian Rankin., 1997-2017.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.50588-50590
Scope and Contents The Bestseller Lists are determined by various authorities and printed in various periodicals. They include Scottish, national, and international rankings, and categories including fiction, hardcover, crime fiction, and others. Items include individual press cuttings, press cuttings provided by Durrants Press Cuttings, and photocopies of press cuttings. They are arranged chronologically, and thereafter alphabetically by publication/publisher. Years covered: 1997-2004 inclusive,...
Dates: 1997-2017.

Bestseller lists printed in newspapers other serial publications featuring the novels of Ian Rankin., 1997-2000.

 File
Identifier: MS.50588
Scope and Contents

The Bestseller Lists are determined by various authorities and printed in various periodicals. They include Scottish, national, and international rankings, and categories including fiction, hardcover, crime fiction, and others. Items include individual press cuttings, press cuttings provided by Durrants Press Cuttings, and photocopies of press cuttings. They are arranged chronologically, and thereafter alphabetically by publication/publisher.

Dates: 1997-2000.