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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, 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.

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.