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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:

Account of the mutiny on HMS Bounty and the subsequent history of Pitcairn Island, written by John Buffett., Circa 1845.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.80.7.13
Scope and Contents

Buffett settled on the island in 1823, acting for a time as schoolmaster, and beginning the compilation of the Island Registers.

Dates: Circa 1845.

Account of the Scots Benedictine abbey at Ratisbon, copied apparently in 1684 for the abbot, Placid Fleming, by Andrew Cook, one of the monks.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.34.6.1
Scope and Contents

The text is an excerpt from ‘Ratisbona religiosa’, the fourth (and largest) volume of ‘Ratisbona dioecesis illustrata’, a work in 7 volumes on the diocese of Ratisbon, written about 1660 by its chancellor, Eberhard Wassenberg. The work, which is little more than a catena of excerpts mostly from printed sources, was never published.

Dates: Circa 1660.

Account of the trial of Alexander Wilson, the weaver-poet and ornithologist, at the instance of William Sharp, in connexion with his poem ‘The Shark’.

 File
Identifier: MS.493
Scope and Contents

In accordance with the order of the Sheriff-Substitute, Alexander Wilson publicly burned two copies of the poem at the Tolbooth, Paisley. Bound with a printed copy of ‘The Shark’, 1792.

Dates: Late 18th century-early 19th century.

Accounts and papers relating to the Scottish Mint.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.29.3.9
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of the counter warden`s accounts of silver minted from February 1699 to November 1700; of orders for payment by the Generals and Masters of the Mint; and of receipts of various employees.

Dates: 1690-1705.

Accounts and vouchers concerning the building of Dundas Castle., 1817-1819.

 File
Identifier: Adv.MS.80.2.55
Scope and Contents

The contents of the volume are as follows:

(i) Martinmas 1817-Martinmas 1818 (folio 1).

(ii) Martinmas 1818-Martinmas 1819 (folio 85).

Dates: 1817-1819.

Accounts and vouchers concerning the building of Dundas Castle., 1819-1822.

 File
Identifier: Adv.MS.80.2.56
Scope and Contents

The contents of the volume are as follows:

(i) Martinmas, 1819-Martinmas, 1820 (folio 1).

(ii) Martinmas, 1820-Martinmas, 1821 (folio 107).

(iii) Martinmas, 1821-Martinmas, 1822 (folio 137).

Dates: 1819-1822.

Accounts and vouchers of transactions with the Oliphant family and the estate of Gask., 1796-1838.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Adv.MSS.82.6.1-82.8.8
Scope and Contents The papers concern transactions by Dr Joseph Robertson (1796-1798), John Rutherford (1798-1803), the agents of the Commissioners (Robert Dundas, 1808-1817; John Archibald Campbell, 1817-1826; William Keith, 1826; Messrs Youngs, Aytoun and Rutherford, 1827-1832), and the factors on the estate (Robert Reid, 1806-1814; John Douglas, 1814-1830; Alexander Drummond, 1830-1834; Messrs Hunter and Conning, 1834-1838). Consolidated accounts for 1820-1833, vouchers for 1835-1838, agent`s papers for...
Dates: 1796-1838.