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Manuscripts.

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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to handwritten documents, and may also be used to distinguish certain documents from published or otherwise printed documents, as in the cases of typed personal letters or a typescript from which printed versions are made.

Found in 6599 Collections and/or Records:

14th-century manuscript produced in England containing English law statutes and writs.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.28.6.1
Scope and Contents 14th-century manuscript produced in England containing English law statutes and writs. The Summary Catalogue of the National Library of Scotland dates the manuscript to the 14th century. Dolezalek suggests that the manuscript may be of the beginning of the 15th century. The manuscript is written in a single column in an Anglicana chancery hand. The volume is incomplete and is wanting folios at the beginning and end. On the turn-in of the front board are 18th-century ownership...
Dates: 14th century.

15th-century English manuscript containing three Middle English texts: 'Liber maundevyle'; the chivalric poem 'Sir Cleges'; and, 'De regimine principum' by Thomas Hoccleve.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.19.1.11
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) ‘Liber maundevyle` (folio 1). The manuscript belongs to sub-group E of the Defective Version on which the earliest editions were based (`English manuscripts of Mandeville`s Travels`, pages 169-171). Several leaves are missing, containing the end of the prologue and beginning of chapter 1 (after folio 1), chapters 6-9 (after folio 10), and the end of chapter 32 onwards.(ii) `Sir Cleges` (folio 71). ‘The Index of Middle...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript containing 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' of Adrianus Carthusiensis, incorporating passages from the 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' of Petrarch.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.1
Scope and Contents The place of production of this manuscript is unclear. The volume is the work of one scribe, in a hand which Nicholas Mann has described as a Germanic gothic bookhand. The work is written in one column of 27 lines to a page. Mann has dated this manuscript to the first half of the 15th century. The work itself contains an abridged and revised version of the second book of the 'De remediis utriusque fortunae', compiled from Petrarch's 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' and Adrianus...
Dates: 1st half of the 15th century.

15th-century manuscript containing 'De vero et falso bono' of Bartolomeo Platina in the hand of Bartolomeo Sanvito.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.16
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in Italy, either in late 1471 or early 1472, after the election of Sixtus IV to the Papacy. The work is a dedication copy to Pope Sixtus IV of a moral treatise, consisting of three dialogues written by Bartolomeo Sacchi, more commonly known as Bartolomeo Platina. This is the second version of the dialogue, with an earlier version called 'De falso ac vero bono' dedicated to Pope Paul II. The work starts with a dedication to Sixtus IV by Bartolomeo Platina on...
Dates: [?1471-?1472]

15th-century manuscript containing saints' lives and other religious material.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.2.3
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in the Low Countries containing hagiographies and other religious material. The work is written in double columns of varying lengths, except for folio 7r which is a single block of text. The manuscript appears to be the work of one hand and is written in a minuscule cursive script.The manuscript dates from the 15th century. Given the watermark evidence and the establishment date of the Charterhouse, this date could possibly be narrowed down to sometime between...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript of 'Collationes' attributed to Robert Holcot.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.4.4
Scope and Contents 15th-century manuscript produced in England. The work appears to have been completed by one scribe and is in a minuscule bastarda anglicana hand. The volume contains 115 'collationes', or sermons, which appear to be based on the Book of Wisdom, as well as short verses in Middle English. The work has been attributed to Robert Holcot, but this attribution cannot be substantiated. According to an inscription in the top margin of folio 4r, as well as the colophon on folio 108v, this...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Arbroath Abbey, known as the 'Registrum nigrum'.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.3
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland, known as the 'Registrum Nigrum' of the Tironensian Abbey of Arbroath. The work was compiled in the 15th century, probably the early part thereof, and is written in a variety of hands. The material in the manuscript covers the years 1288 to circa 1500, with the bulk of the material belonging to the later part of this time span. The manuscript is a register of leases, recording the administration of the lands, churches and tithes of the abbey. For a full list...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript of the chartulary of Scone Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.3.28
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland containing documents relating to the Augustinian Abbey of Scone, covering the 12th to the 15th centuries. The chartulary is incomplete, but does contain copies of 148 royal, papal, episcopal and other charters and documents.The documents are written in a variety of hands which appear to be contemporary, or near-contemporary, with one another, with 29 lines to a page. Davis has dated the manuscript to the 15th and 16th centuries. Borland and Innes...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript of the 'Filostrato' of Giovanni Boccaccio.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.19.2.14
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in Italy containing the 'Filostrato' of Giovanni Boccaccio, a poem on the loves of Troilus and Criseida in 713 stanzas of ottava rima. The manuscript is the work of one scribe, written in an Italian round hand by a Florentine scribe.The work itself is preceded by a paragaph explaining the meaning of the name 'Filostrato', followed by an introductory epistle to 'Phylomena'.The text is written with 4 stanzas to a page. The...
Dates: 2nd half of 15th century.

15th-century manuscript of the 'Jónsbók', containing the laws of Iceland.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.21.8.3
Scope and Contents Manuscript, probably produced in Iceland, containing a set of Icelandic laws known as 'Jónsbók'. The manuscript has been dated to the 14th century by Thorkelin, and to the 15th century by Þorkelsson, specifically circa 1420-1460. Ólafur Halldórsson has dated the manuscript to circa 1450. Þorkelsson has also identified this manuscript as based on an older codex of the 'Jónsbók' due to the inclusion of Icelandic court orders of 1294, 1305, and 1314, with a distinct lack of orders...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript of the 'Moralia in Job' of Pope Gregory I.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.2.6
Scope and Contents Manuscript written in Scotland containing Books XXIII-XXXV of Pope Gregory I's 'Commentary on Job', also known as the 'Moralia, sive Expositio in Job', or the 'Magna Moralia'.The manuscript was written in the 15th century, before 1483, at which date it was donated to Dunkeld Cathedral. Watermark evidence also suggests a date of the latter half of the 15th century.The work is written in double columns on folios 1r-15v and in a single block of text from folios 16r-187r,...
Dates: 15th century, before 1483.

15th-century manuscript written in the Low Countries containing devotional texts.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.20.8.3
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) `Speculum peccatoris` by an unknown author. It has been variously attributed to Saints Bernard and Augustine, Richard Rolle of Hampole, and others. See ‘Writings ascribed to Richard Rolle’, pages 353-354, and ‘Die Handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des heiligen Augustinus’, II/2, page 116. Printed in ‘Patrologia latina’ xi, columns 983-992. (Folio 2.)(ii) Devotions to the Virgin, beginning 'O virgo concipiens et...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century manuscript written in the Low Countries, containing various works attributed to, or written by, St Bernard.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.8.9
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Extracts from the `Vita beatissimi Malachie`, caps. 1-25. See ‘Patrologia Latina’ 182, 1073-1104 (folio 1 verso).(ii) Notes on vipers with reference to Aristotle (folio 8 verso).(iii) `De conversione ad clericos`, cap. 3. ‘Patrologia Latina’ 182, 856-857 (folio 9).(iv) `Bernardus de servitute vitiorum et incertitudine mortis` (folio 10).(v) Anonymous commentaries on the Song of...
Dates: 15th century.

15th-century transcript of the chartulary of Dryburgh Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.7
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in Scotland containing the chartulary of Dryburgh, a Premonstratensian Abbey founded in 1150 and dissolved in 1606. Davis, Borland, and Spottiswoode date the manuscript to the 15th century.The manuscript is the work of one hand and has apparently been transcribed from an earlier compilation. The material covers the 12th to the 14th centuries, with the last entry dated 1338. The chartulary is arranged in a roughly topographical order, with copies of...
Dates: 15th century.

16th-century manuscript containing a register of charters and leases of St Andrews Priory, Pittenweem Priory and the archbishopric of St Andrews, covering the years 1553-1574.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.17.1.3
Scope and Contents 16th-century manuscript written in Scotland, containing a register of charters and leases covering the years 1553-1574.Davis has dated the manuscript to the second half of the 16th century. The volume is multi-scribal, containing entries in various contemporary hands.Affixed to the beginning of the volume, folio ii, is an analysis of the contents by James David Forbes, who at that time was principal of the United College at the University of St Andrews.The...
Dates: 2nd half of 16th century.

16th-century manuscript containing the Accounts of the Archbishopric of St Andrews, covering the years 1539-1549.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.17.1.2
Scope and Contents Manuscript written in Scotland, containing accounts of the Archbishopric of St Andrews from October 1539 to May 1549. The entries provide information on the different kinds of grain delivered and expended as rendered by the 'Granitarius', and on the more general cash accounts rendered by the 'Camerarius'.Borland suggests that the work is written by one hand. A section from folios 46r-65r, however, exhibits a different character of writing with distinctive pen-strokes, although...
Dates: Circa 1549.

16th-century manuscript containing the 'Vie de saint Louis' of Jean de Joinville.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.15.1.16
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in France containing the Life of Saint Louis by Jean de Joinville. The work was probably written circa 1550, certainly after 1547. It appears to be a presentation copy, with the text corresponding to the 1547 edition by Antoine Pierre de Rieux. As in the printed edition, the main text of the manuscript is introduced by prefaces by Antoine Pierre de Rieux and Guillaume de La Perrière.The text is the work of one hand, written in a gothic littera bastarda script...
Dates: Circa 1550.

16th-century manuscript of the romance 'Clariodus', a translation of a French prose original into Older Scots verse.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.19.2.5
Scope and Contents

The Manuscript is imperfect; according to the old foliation, seven folios are missing at the beginning, and another one or more at the end. A passage of eight lines has been pasted in on folio 125 verso.

Written in one hand throughout, with large decorative initials at the beginning of each book. Watermark of pot with letters IB (cf. Briquet number 12804).

Dates: 16th century.

17th-century extracts and transcripts, in the hand of Sir James Balfour, of chartularies and other historical works.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.9
Scope and Contents 17th-century manuscript written and compiled by Sir James Balfour containing the following works:1. Copy by Sir James Balfour of George Marjorybanks, 'Annals of Scotland, 1514-94'. Folios 6r-23r.A history of Scotland in the form of annals written in Scots, originally written in the late 16th century by George Marjoribanks, burgess of Edinburgh. The location of the original manuscript from which Balfour made his copy is unknown. The work is separated into...
Dates: 17th century.

17th-century manuscript, probably written in Scotland, containing a translation into Latin of the 'Οἰκουμένης περιήγησις' ['Description of the Known World'], by Dionysius Periegetes.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.5.7
Scope and Contents 17th-century manuscript, probably written in Scotland, containing a translation into Latin of the 'Οἰκουμένης περιήγησις' of Dionysius Periegetes, also known as the Description of the Known World.The translation is probably the work of Sir John Nisbet, Lord Dirleton, as suggested in a heading on page 1 in the hand of Sir Robert Sibbald, which reads: 'Dionisii Alexandrini Perihegesis Carmine Heroico Latino e Graeco reddita per Anonymum Scotum (ut creditur D. Jo. Nisbeti de...
Dates: 17th century.

17th-century transcripts of foundation charters of religious houses in Scotland made by Sir James Balfour; and a transcript, probably late 16th-century, of the Chartulary of Balmerino Abbey.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.5
Scope and Contents A volume containing transcripts of foundation charters of religious houses in Scotland in the hand of Sir James Balfour, and a late 16th-century transcript of the Chartulary of Balmerino Abbey.The two sets of transcripts were probably brought together in the mid-17th century, and were certainly together before the death of Charles Fairfax in 1673. The volume is interleaved, which was probably done in the late 18th century, with insertions also added at the end.Folios...
Dates: Late 16th century and 1st half of 17th century.

19 letters of Sir Andrew Ramsay, Lord Abbotshall: 17 of them to John, Duke of Lauderdale, 1663-1667, and undated; 1 to the Duke of Rothes, 1666; and 1 to the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, 1670., 1663-1670.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.81.1.14
Scope and Contents

Of the letters to Lauderdale, 9 are published in ‘Letters from Archibald, Earl of Argyll, to John, Duke of Lauderdale’ by George Sinclair and C K Sharpe (Bannatyne Club, 1829), pages 103-124, to which page-references have been added in the manuscript.

Dates: 1663-1670.

22 notebooks, 1942, containing the corrected manuscript of A J Cronin, "The Keys of the Kingdom".

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Identifier: Acc.9873
Scope and Contents

With a copy of the novel inscribed by Cronin and a letter, 1950, of Cronin.

Dates: 1942-1950.

25 letters of Roderick Watson Kerr to George M Thomson.

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Identifier: Acc.6831
Scope and Contents

Concerning the Porpoise Press.

With typescript copies annotated by Thomson.

Dates: 1925.