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Manuscripts.

 Subject
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:

Works of John H Balfour Browne.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.4223
Scope and Contents

With manuscript and printed material of Balfour Browne and others, including poetry, essays, plays and novels.

Dates: circa 1880-circa 1920.

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

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.879-880
Scope and Contents

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edition of Anna Seward's ‘Poetical works’, 1810, were evidently taken out by him, and this collection consists of the unpublished remainder.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 manuscripts written by his daughter Mrs Gilkison., [1829, or after], undated.

 File
Identifier: MS.1870
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) 'The surpassing adventures of Adam Gordon', in James Hogg's hand, on paper watermarked 1829. Printed, with abbreviations, in ‘Tales and sketches’, volume i. For a typed transcript see MS.6139. (Folio 1.)

(ii) "The original manuscript of a Bard's address to his youngest daughter", in the hand of his daughter, Mrs Gilkison. (Folio 23.)

(iii) 'Recollections of Mrs Hogg', the poet's wife, by Mrs Gilkison. (Folio 24.)

Dates: [1829, or after], undated.

Writings of Janet Wills, sister of William and Robert Chambers and wife of William Henry Wills.

 File
Identifier: MS.3652
Scope and Contents

The papers comprise accounts of a visit to Glasgow Blind Asylum (folio 1) and of experiences, real or fictitious, in Argyll (folio 5), Epping Forest (folio 10), France (folio 20), and the Rhineland (folio 28), and stories (folio 47), undated.

Dates: Late 19th century.

Writings of Savonarola, translated into English, in the hand of Alexander Falconar, Advocate, who added some comments in the margins, late seventeenth or early eighteenth century.

 File
Identifier: MS.3859
Scope and Contents

Contains: ‘De Simplicitate Christianae Vitae’, preceded by the ‘Epistola’, as in the Cologne edition (1550), and followed by a sermon on John, iv, I, preached on 9 June 1495 (folio 101).

There are notes on the manuscript and its writer on folios i and iii.

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

Yule collection, chiefly of Scottish manuscripts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but including a Book of Hours and some Persian manuscripts.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.3134-3185
Scope and Contents

Many of the papers are accompanied by transcripts or summaries by Alexander Macdonald.

Dates: 1552-19th century

'ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΟΝ ΔΩΡΟΝ [BASILIKON DORON], ò Instruciones, compuestos por ... Jaymes ... Rey de Ingalaterra ... Traduzidado de Ingles en Romance vulgar, y dirigido a la misma Magestad por su ... vassallo Juan Pemberton, gentilhombre, natural de la insigne Ciudad de Londres.'

 Item
Identifier: MS.3855
Scope and Contents

According to a note inside the end cover, the translator may have been a citizen and grocer who was a brother of Sir James Pemberton, Lord Mayor of London, 1611.

Dates: Early 17th century.

‘Συναγωγή’ iii-vi, viii, by Pappus of Alexandria.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.18.1.3
Scope and Contents The manuscript was probably written in Italy in the mid-16th century. One scribe wrote from the beginning to folio 94 verso, line 26; another from there to the end. The latter writes a more upright hand, with fewer ligatures, than the former. According to A P Treweek in `The Manuscript Tradition of the Collectio Mathematica’, 195, and what follows, the first scribe, possibly Camillus Venetus, also wrote Naples, Bibl. Naz.IIIc14 and Chicago, Newberry Libr.MS. 110, and copied this...
Dates: Mid 16th century.