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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:

Commonplace book, June-July 1701, of Thomas Ruddiman., 1701.

Identifier: MS.20495
Scope and Contents

The commonplace book is labelled ‘RG’.

The manuscript contains excerpts from classical authors, philosophers, historians, and grammarians, with at the end a fragment (foliated 6) of Έρωτýματα on Greek grammar (folio 99), a list of French irregular verbs (folio 100), and the beginning of excerpts from 'De veritate inquirenda' by Malebranche dated 9 December, 1700 (folio 102).

Dates: 1701.

Commonplace book of Patrick Turner containing ‘Bolg an t-Sholair’ and other miscellaneous verse in Gaelic.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.2.7
Scope and Contents Commonplace-book (watermarked 1798) of Patrick Turner when he was a corporal in the Argyll Fencibles, dated Meath 1801 (folio 24 verso). The script is largely Roman, occasionally Gaelic, and the language of the text varies from Scotticised transliteration of Irish to pure Scottish Gaelic. Turner’s affidavit, Ingliston MS A.i.15 (g), states ‘that the manuscript in the Roman character and in his own hand writing, was transcribed from a manuscript in the possession of a Schoolmaster ten or...
Dates: 1801.

Commonplace book of Robert Edward., [?1635-?1670.]

Identifier: MS.9450 [Manuscript]
Scope and Contents The book originally belonged to Robert Edward's father, Alexander, a Dundee merchant, and a business account dated 1622 is on folio 1. The volume chiefly consists of songs, psalms, notes, and instrumental items, several of which appear twice or with parts separated, scraps on the history of music, and poetical items alone. Many of the pieces are of Scottish origin but English and Continental composers appear, as well as both pre- and post-Reformation music.The...
Dates: [?1635-?1670.]

Commonplace book of Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes., 1753-1765, undated.

Identifier: MS.25426
Scope and Contents

Included in the volume are 'Memorials concerning myself, my friends and native country, 1759' (folio 32), a copy of Lieutenant Colonel James Dalrymple's account of the capture of Quebec, a list of Lord Hailes' publications up to 1766 and notes on his literary activities, Horatio Walpole, and James MacPherson (folio 140), and 'Hints for the Public Good', undated, being suggestions for amending the legal, military, and religious establishments in Scotland (folio 169).

Dates: 1753-1765, undated.

Commonplace book of the Earl of Buchan.

Identifier: MS.963
Scope and Contents The comonplace book contains drafts of letters to the ‘Bee’, an inventory of the Earl of Buchan’s property, lists of Scottish portraits, an ode, ‘To the Shepherd of the Cot’, and notes and drafts of papers on the Scottish Peerage and other subjects. Included is a manuscript copy of ‘The New Order of Gooding and Manuring all sorts of Field Land with Common Salts’, by Archibald, afterwards 1st Lord Napier (said to have been printed by Robert Waldegrave), referring to the right to issue...
Dates: 1778-1791.

Commonplace book possibly kept by the Minister of Kirkliston (Charles Ritchie in 1794).

Identifier: Acc.11715
Scope and Contents

Includes lists of communicants and of the inhabitants of the parish.

Dates: 1794.

Compendium relating to kirklands, teinds, stipends, etc., and miscellaneous law notes., Late 17th century-early 18th century.

Identifier: MS.1943
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Compendium relating to kirklands, teinds, stipends, etc., and containing abstracts, practiques, copies of decisions, and correspondence of the reign of Charles I, commencing with a list of the religious houses in Scotland, with their district, order, and founder (folio i);

(ii) Miscellaneous law-notes, citing decisions from 1666 to 1675 (page 295) with an index (page 551).

Dates: Late 17th century-early 18th century.

Composite manuscript consisting of two volumes (folios 1, 75) of copies, circa 1585, 1607, of papers, 1537-1606, in Italian and Latin concerning attempts to restore Roman Catholicism in England in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.4.15
Scope and Contents Each volume has a contents list (folios 1, 77) and the second volume has its own foliation added in an apparently later hand.The first volume (folios 1-74) consists of copies (in the same hand), made apparently in or about 1585, of the following:(i) ‘Discorso del Priore d`Inghilterra a Papa Pio V circa la Riduttione di quel Regno’ (folio 2), being an account by Sir Richard Shelley, Grand Prior of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, written apparently early in 1570,...
Dates: 1537-1606.

Composite volume made up in or about 1819 (the date of the watermark of the binder`s blanks) from five folio notebooks of Lieutenant-General G H Hutton.

Identifier: Adv.MS.22.1.13
Scope and Contents The contents of the volume are as follows:(i) Extracts, 1797, in the hand of the chief clerk, Robert Lemon, from the `Rotuli Scotiae` kept in the Tower of London (cf. folio 282). The extracts relate to the ecclesiastical antiquities of Scotland. The manuscripts were published, in two volumes, in 1814 and 1819. (Folio 1.)(ii) Copies by Hutton of charters of Newbattle Abbey (folio 32). The source is unidentified: they are in a different order from those of the cartulary...
Dates: ?1789-?1797.

Computer-generated concordance, letters S-Z (wanting Sa, Se, and Si), of the Older Scottish Textual Archive.

Identifier: Acc.8734
Scope and Contents

Used in the preparation of the "Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue".

With list of texts included.

Dates: circa 1984.

Contents lists of parts of the collection., 1871- first half of the 20th century

Identifier: MS.14862
Scope and Contents Contents lists of parts of the collection, written in pencil on envelopes which formerly seem to have contained lists belonging to John Francis Campbell. Some of these envelopes bear Campbell's name and are dated 1871. Also including contents lists for Acc.2152/9-11, which are now missing. A small sheet found in this folder, containing lines from a Gaelic occupational song, has been transferred to MS.15857 (folio 27a).Formerly Acc.2152/77 (part; see also...
Dates: 1871- first half of the 20th century

`Continuation of Memoirs of Campaigns on the Peninsula from 1st December 1812 to 11th November 1813. By Captain James Stirling of the 42nd Regiment Royal Highlanders.`, 1812-1813.

Identifier: MS.23631
Scope and Contents

The volume includes four pages of sketches depicting the native Spaniards and their dress. Also included, at the back of the volume, is a list of the places visited and cumulative totals of the distances traveled by the army during its deployment in this period.

Dates: 1812-1813.

Copies, 1636-1637, of documents and notes of Sir James Balfour on ecclesiastical history.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.32
Scope and Contents The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: W.4.16.The contents are as follows: (i) Copies of commissions, 1626, passing under the great seal (page 1); (ii) Several proclamations, 1626 (page 13); (iii) Names of the Sheriffs, Stewards, and Bailies of Scotland, 1606 (page 24); (iv) Articles and other documents concerning the commission anent tiends (page 28); (v) Documents connected with the introduction of the Service Book, 1637,...
Dates: 1st half of 17th century.

Copies of correspondence and other documents of James Stuart., 1782-1783.

Identifier: MS.8410
Scope and Contents Many of the letters in this volume are duplicates of those in MSS.8408-8409.The papers consist of:(i) 'Index and List of the Packet Dated Negapatam, 23rd October, 1783', being the same index as in MS.8408 (folio 1);(ii) 'Copies of Letters from Mr. Cochrane to Lord Macartney, 9 February-8 August, 1783' (folio 13);(iii) 'Mr Cochrane to The Government at Madras from the 8th Septʳ. to 25th D[o]., 1783' (folio 58);(iv) 'Mr Cochrane to...
Dates: 1782-1783.