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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Narratives or histories autobiographical in nature or stressing the author's personal experience of the events.

Found in 366 Collections and/or Records:

Papers of Walter S Crow.

Identifier: Acc.7164
Scope and Contents

Including account of 1918 war experiences, compiled in 1977 from original notebook carried in the field, which is also presented, together with a letter on the battle of Château-Thierry.

With photocopies of two letters, 1944, of W R Crow, and photocopies of unassociated essays.

Dates: 20th century.

Papers of Wendy Wood.

Identifier: Acc.9915
Scope and Contents

Includes diaries, correspondence and manuscripts and typescripts of novels, memoirs, short stories and articles.

Dates: circa 1930-1980.

Papers relating to the life and work of Thomas Telford., [1757-1834], 1834-1835.

Identifier: MS.19975
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Miscellaneous papers relating to Thomas Telford's life and work, including a list of his major works in his own hand, undated (folio 1); (ii) Papers of John Rickman: notes on a tide survey, 1834-1835, and material relating to his preparation of ‘Life of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer, written by himself’ for the press (folio 34).

Dates: [1757-1834], 1834-1835.

Papers relating to the publication of 'Fifty years in the city', an autobiography by John Blythe Kinross., 1961-1982.

Identifier: Acc.10074/29-30
Scope and Contents From the Record Group:

Papers of John Blythe Kinross, financier, son of John Kinross RSA, including some papers of his father's. Mostly concerning business interests, with some family and personal material.

Dates: 1961-1982.

Papers relating to the publication of works of Alastair Trevor Clark., 1960s-1993, undated.

Identifier: Acc.12598/19-29
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The papers concern Alastair Trevor Clark’s writing and colonial duties from the beginning of his career in 1949 until the end of his professional career in 1990. They relate to colonial relations within Nigeria and other countries including Hong Kong and the Solomon Islands. The papers comprise letters, manuscript, articles, printed material, maps, government documents, despatches, press cuttings, photographs and reprints of articles.

Dates: 1960s-1993, undated.

Papers, undated, concerning military and historical matters., [1799-1842].

Identifier: Adv.MS.46.9.19
Scope and Contents

The volume includes papers concerning the Alkmaar operations of 1799 (folio 74) the campaign of the Aaland Islands in 1808 (folio 82), Waterloo (folio 110), Caesar`s Commentaries (folio 190), and Agincourt (folio 210), and an autobiographical memoir by Murray (folio 224).

Dates: [1799-1842].

Peninsular War papers of General Sir Hew Whiteford Dalrymple.

Identifier: Acc.9716
Scope and Contents

Includes letters Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, dispatches, letter books and drafts of his writings.

Dates: 1807-1809.

Personal papers and correspondence of Esther Barbara Chalmers, including some of her sisters and friends., Circa 1900-1982.

Identifier: Acc.8695/1-117
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: This collection, while primarily composed of the letters and papers of Esther Chalmers herself, and reflecting her own life and activities, also reflects those of her family, from her grandparents to her nieces and nephews, and of her friends, both in Britain and abroad. The papers concern mostly her own life and her association with Lucie Dejardin, the Belgian socialist, with papers concerning her kinfolk the Lorimers of Kellie (particularly James Lorimer and J H Lorimer) and her father Sir...
Dates: Circa 1900-1982.

Photocopies of papers of Graham of Airth family.

Identifier: Acc.6307
Scope and Contents


1. correspondence, 1762-1820, of Ann Graham, with some other Graham family letters

2. memoirs of James Graham

3. "View of the Sums Received from the Estate of Ardoch Penn, Jamaica", 1828.

Dates: 1762-1828.

Photocopy, 1970, of a typescript of reminiscences, 1909, of John Gilray, entitled "Early Days of the Socialist Movement in Edinburgh".

Identifier: Acc.4965
Scope and Contents The period described is circa 1884–18 93. Early socialist organisations mentioned include a Republican Society, affiliated to the Democratic [later Social Democratic] Federation; Edinburgh University Socialist Society; the Socialist League; the Scottish Land and Labour league; the Scottish Labour Party, and Labour Party; the Independent Labour Party; and the Fabian Society. The narrative is based on a talk given originally at the 17th Annual Conference of the Independent Labour Party,...
Dates: 1970.

Photocopy of M B Harvey, "Childhood Memories of an Indian Hill Station [Kasauli]".

Identifier: Acc.10018
Scope and Contents

Includes photocopies of connected papers, 1920 and 1948.

Dates: 1920-1953.

Photocopy of memoir of Colonel James Dick.

Identifier: Acc.10508
Scope and Contents

Concerns his family`s involvement in mining and his education in Edinburgh.

Dates: 1924.