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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:

A series of notebooks containing biographical information on British poets used, or intended to be used, in the publication of a dictionary of British poets., Mid 19th century.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.42592-42595
Scope and Contents

The notebooks serve more as an assortment of information - notes, press cuttings and documentary evidence, such as copies of wills - to be used in the preparation of the specific entries of the dictionary, than as a considered manuscript. In many cases only the heading of the name of the poet has been entered.

None of the volumes has an index.

Dates: Mid 19th century.

`Abbreviat of his Majesties proper and constant rent peyit be the severall ffewars for their respective Lands And be the severall Shirreffs for the blensch dueties, castellwards and others out of the respective Shyres As the same Compts by the present Rolls, With the deductiones and differences betwixt the same and former Rolls preceiding King James of blissed memorie his goeing To England In Anno 1603. Collected out of the Roll and Records of Exchequer, by Sir William Purves of Woodhouslee Knight and Baronet his Majesties Sollicitor In Anno 1667`, with an introductory essay `Of the Revenue or Patrimony of the Crown`.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.31.1.16
Scope and Contents Purves does not seem to have altered the figures of the rental after compiling his work in 1667, but he did expand the section of the introduction on the Court of Exchequer. The final form which the work took in 1681 was published by D Murray Rose as ‘Revenue of the Scottish Crown, 1681’, from a manuscript in the British Museum (Addit. MS. 33,238). The original work of 1667 is represented by this manuscript, along with a copy of it, Adv.MS.6.2.2, folios 241-273, and a copy of...
Dates: 1667.

Abbreviated version of the ‘Scotichronicon’ by Walter Bower.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.35.1.7
Scope and Contents The exemplar for the manuscript was being compiled no later than 1444 under the direction of Bower himself. Richard Augustine Hay, writing in the early 18th century, at the beginning of the manuscript, states that it was written 1453-1454 by a canon of Inchcolm called Peter, and presented to Couper Abbey by William Earl of Orkney and Caithness in 1445 (probably a mistake for 1455), but he cites no evidence for this (see ‘Scotichronicon by Walter Bower in Latin and English’, ix, chapter 12,...
Dates: Circa 1450 x 1480.

Abridgement by Patrick Russell, prior of the Charterhouse of Perth, of a work by Walter Bower known as the 'Book of Cupar Angus'.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.35.6.7
Scope and Contents Manuscript compiled in Scotland by Patrick Russell, a prior of the Charterhouse of Perth. The manuscript is an abridged copy of the 'Book of Cupar Angus', which is itself an abbreviation of the 'Scotichronicon'.The manuscript is written in a single column, probably all by the same hand, which is becomes harder to read towards the end of the volume. The work is not complete, as two or more folios are missing between 246v and 247r.Watt suggests that the lost examplar...
Dates: 1460 - 1488

Abridgement of the ‘Chroniche’ of Giovanni Villani (died 1348) continued by his brother Matteo (died 1363) and by Matteo`s son Filippo, to the end of 1365.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.81.4.2
Scope and Contents The abridgement breaks off, in mid-sentence, in 1363 (in the middle of Chapter 69 of Book XI of the Matteo-Filippo Chronicle), 3¾ folios at the end being blank. The manuscript was written, probably in Florence, shortly after 1500; there are two water-marks, an eagle (Briquet 87: Florence, 1495) and a hat (Briquet 3383-3393: mostly Florence, 1470-1500). It is therefore possible that it is the autograph of the author of the abridgement, who was alive in 1500 (see folio 14 verso)....
Dates: After 1500.

'Abridgement of the Scottish History', a list of the succession of the Kings of Scotland from Fergus I to James VI by Sir James Balfour, in his hand.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.33.2.29
Scope and Contents

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: A.7.14.

Dates: 1st half of 17th century.

Abstracts by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn of his own articles and papers., 1935-1939, 1953.

 File
Identifier: MS.50215
Scope and Contents The abstracts are arranged chronologically.1935.‘The Sociological Significance of Communism in the Light of Psycho-Analysis’.Typescript, 1935, of an abstract by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn of ‘The Sociological Significance of Communism in the Light of Psycho-Analysis’, by Fairbairn. The abstract would appear not to have been published. Folios 1-2. 1938.‘The Ultimate Basis of Aesthetic Experience’.Typescript, 1938, of...
Dates: 1935-1939, 1953.

Account book kept by James Traill of Woodwick and his nephew John Traill of Westness, of rents paid by their tenants in the mainland of Orkney and the island of North Ronaldsay.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.31.2.10
Scope and Contents

James Traill`s accounts (folio 1) cover the crop years 1728-1731, and those of his successor, 1746-1747 (folio 128). There is also an inventory of goods belonging to James Traill left in North Ronaldsay (folio 175).

Dates: 1728-1747.

Account book of Archibald Hamilton, merchant in Edinburgh, and brother of Lord Presmennan.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.2
Scope and Contents

There is a gap in the accounts between 1667 and 1671. Hamilton appears to have dealt in general merchandise, and to have had shares in several ships trading to Holland, France and Spain.

On folio 1, Hamilton has written the dates of his marriages and of the births of his children.

Dates: 1657-1679.