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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:

Three typescripts, with manuscript corrections, of chapters 1-3 of 'In the House of my Father', Ruthven Todd's unfinished memoirs of his childhood and youth., ?1965.

Identifier: MS.26845
Scope and Contents From the Series: Much of Ruthven Todd's prose writing, especially in his later life, was repetitious: he not only made numerous drafts and re-writings, but he used the same material in both books and articles. In particular, he made use of his own reminiscences in his work on Dylan Thomas and Fitzrovia as well as in the more autobiographical 'Dead and other friends and places'. MSS.26834-26856 contain material intended for full-length books; MSS.26857-26863 consist of shorter works and...
Dates: ?1965.

Three volumes of photocopied literary papers of Major Neil Macleod, Royal Artillery, of Waternish, Isle of Skye and Dalkeith.

Identifier: Acc.12321
Scope and Contents

Volume 1: Gaelic verse; volume 2: remarks on the Books of Genesis, Exodus and Revelation; volume 3: reminiscences of his life.

Dates: 2nd half of 19th century.

Transcripts and notes, II, early 20th century, all typed, concerning the 'Forty-five., 1740-1748.

Identifier: MS.299
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) "Mr. McLourin’s Journall of what passed relating to the defence of Edinburgh from Monday Septemr. 2d. till Monday Septemr. 16th 1745", journal of Professor Colin Maclaurin. (Folio 1.)(ii) ‘A succinct genealogical account of the Grosett family, and a narrative of services performed for the Government by Walter Grosett of Logie, Esqr., during the Rebellion in 1745. Lisbon, January 1764’, with a further account of the family at folio 53....
Dates: 1740-1748.

Two letters, 1845, of James Lindsay, Lord Balcarres, to John Riddell.

Identifier: Acc.11933
Scope and Contents

Concerns Riddell`s work on the Crawford peerage case and the fee thought appropriate for this. Includes a printed memoir, circa 1862, of Riddell by Lord Lindsay.

Dates: circa 1845-1862.

Typescript copy of unpublished autobiography of Sir George Paget Thomson.

Identifier: Acc.14524
Scope and Contents Autobiographical memoir written for private circulation, covering Sir George Thomson's childhood; education; experiences and military and scientific postings during the First and Second World Wars; research and work on electron diffraction; role as the Scientific Adviser to the British Delegation to the Atomic Energy Commission of the United Nations, 1946-47; professional appointments and publications; leisure international visits and holidays after 1945; and the life and work of his father,...
Dates: 1966.

Typescript, "Manuscript (relating to Lord Granville)", by Austen Henry Layard., Circa 1883.

Identifier: MS.42385
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Austen Henry Layard wrote books and articles about his travels, excavations, later career and painting. Many of the publications were published by John Murray during a period of over 50 years.

The papers here contain the manuscripts and proofs for many of these works, including articles Layard wrote for the 'Quarterly Review'. There are also typescripts in this series, mostly relating to memoirs of Layard from his time as British Minister to Spain and Turkey.

Dates: Circa 1883.

Typescript of a novel and a memoir of Colin Mackay.

Identifier: Acc.12540
Scope and Contents

Includes related letters to Heather Scott.

Dates: 2003.