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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:

Photographs and watercolour portraits of, or assembled by, William Simpson.

Identifier: Acc.11877
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Includes manuscript of memoir "Notes and Recollections".

Dates: 1843-1893.

Precis and photocopy of lecture, 1934, on "The Submarine and Anti-submarine War, 1914-1918", delivered by A E M Cunninghame Graham, to the RAF Staff College, Andover.

Identifier: Acc.5705
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With photocopy account, 1941, of a voyage to Murmansk, "Random Recollections of Hitler`s War".

Dates: 1934, 1941.

Privately-printed memoir of Peter Mackay.

Identifier: Acc.14481
Scope and Contents The memoir gives an account of Mackay's career in the Scottish Office from 1963 to 1995, with secondments to the Manpower Services Commission in the Department for Employment, London, 1983-86, and his public appointments and other professional work after 1995. Subjects covered include the relationship between St Andrews House and Westminster and Whitehall prior to devolution; civil service recruitment; working relationships with politicians including George Willis, Willie Ross, Dick Mabon,...
Dates: 2022.

Privately printed publication, 'Contemporary account of the separation of Lord and Lady Byron; also of the destruction of Lord Byron's Memoirs', by John Cam Hobhouse., 1870.

Identifier: MS.42300
Scope and Contents This is a privately printed work of John Cam Hobhouse. It gives his account of the separation of Lord and Lady Byron and the burning of the memoirs of the poet in 1824.The pages have not been cut and are stored folded together in the correct order. The loose binding in which the pages are contained seems to have been originally intended for another publication, but a manuscript note has been added to reflect the current content. The printed pages and the binding...
Dates: 1870.

Proofs, and privately printed edition of, 'Contemporary account of the separation of Lord and Lady Byron; also of the destruction of Lord Byron`s memoirs', by John Cam Hobhouse., 1870.

Identifier: MSS.42299-42300
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The proofs and printed edition of this work by John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton, detail two of the most controversial moments in life and reputation of Byron - the breakdown of his marriage and the burning of his memoirs. The work was originally privately printed in 1870, but then included in 'Recollections of a long life', which was edited by Lady Dorchester (the daughter of Hobhouse) and published by Murray between 1909 and 1911.

Dates: 1870.

'Recollections of my boyhood, with open-air-lessons of later years, by Thomas Edward (of Banff, shoemaker)’.

Identifier: MS.2227
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Four letters, 1883-1884, of Thomas Edward to David Douglas, bookseller, Edinburgh; proofs of Edward's apparently unpublished 'Recollections', as in MS.1662, with some manuscript corrections; proofs of other essays, also apparently unpublished, with corrections.

The title is in the hand of David Douglas.

Dates: 1883-1884.

Reminiscences, ? 1936, of the Reverend Dr E M Macphail.

Identifier: Acc.8299
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Concerning his service in Madras Christian College in 1886-1887 and of life in Madras at this time.

With letter, 1936, of Secretary of Madras Christian College Day Association to Macphail.

Dates: 1936 and undated.

Reminiscences covering the years 1839 to 1881 of George Anderson from Dundee, indigo planter in India.

Identifier: Acc.9969
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Includes genealogical information about his family.

Dates: circa 1881.

Reminiscences of Andrew Macgeorge.

Identifier: Acc.8341
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Concerning his family, upbringing and social life.

With typed transcript.

Dates: 19th century.

Reminiscences of James Steuart.

Identifier: Acc.3624/1-3
Dates: Circa 1860-circa 1886.

Reminiscences of travels in Greece of John M Cook.

Identifier: Acc.11167
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Includes two reports on Greek monuments.

Dates: 1930-1945.

Seven notebooks and a manuscript of Morley Jamieson.

Identifier: Acc.8004
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Containing drafts of a memoir and associated short story.

Dates: 1980.

"Singapore and Afterwards", manuscript account of the fall of Singapore in 1942, by W D Brown.

Identifier: Acc.9948
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With typed transcript, 1989.

Dates: circa 1943.

'The memoirs [and] reflections of Hr McNiell [of the Harp], written by himself', a manuscript copy of the first volume of the memoirs of Hector MacNeill.

Identifier: MS.50257
Scope and Contents The manuscript is in various hands.Title page, including an epigram, in Latin, of Cicero (folio iii).'Chap. I The Authors Parentage.' Information concerning MacNeill’s grandfather and father (pages 1-9).'Chap. II. An unfashionable picture of Domestic Life.' An account of the MacNeills’ domestic life at their home at Rosebank, near Roslin, and subsequently near Loch Lomond (pages 9-17).'Chap. 3d. Some account of the Author.' Information...
Dates: 1804, 1912.