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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:

`Memoirs of [Captain James Stirling, 42nd Royal Highlanders, of the] campaigns of 1808 in Spain under Lieut General Sir John Moore, and of 1809, in the Islands of Zealand. Holland.`, 1808-1811.

Identifier: MS.23629
Scope and Contents James Stirling served during the 1808 Spanish campaign under the command of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, culminating in the battle of Coruña, 1809. The memoirs start on 12 August 1808 and end on 23 January 1811 when the army returns to Spithead, England.The memoirs also contain an account of Stirling`s deployment to the Islands of Zeeland, Netherlands, during the Walcheren campaign which begins in June 1809 and ends in 1810 when the 42nd Royal Highlanders were brought home...
Dates: 1808-1811.

Memoirs of Dr Emile Joseph Dillon., Undated.

Identifier: Acc.12382/48-52
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

These papers were given to Father Ernest Eugene Laws by Dillon's widow, as research material for a proposed biography of Dillon. Laws transcribed and translated many of the letters and annotated some of the originals.

Dates: Undated.

Memoirs of Edward Robarts, an ordinary seaman, describing his travels and adventures in the South Seas from 1797 to 1824, particularly his seven year stay on the Marquesas Islands.

Identifier: Adv.MS.17.1.18
Scope and Contents

The memoirs give an account of the ‘manners and customs’ of the natives together with a vocabulary of the Marquesas language.

A short poem, not in Edward Robarts` hand, has been written in pencil on the back flyleaf.

Dates: 1824.

Memoirs of John Brand, Minister of Borrowstounness.

Identifier: MS.1668
Scope and Contents The memoirs, which are chiefly based on John Brand's diary, begin in 1669, the year of his birth, and continue to 1727, ten years before his death, with a gap from 1711 to 1714, for which period he says that he can find no diary. He describes his young days at the College of Edinburgh; his employment as a tutor after his graduation as Master of Arts; his appointment to Bo'ness; and his life after his marriage. The memoirs are chiefly of a personal interest since they were written for the...
Dates: 1669-1727.

Memoirs of Major-General Hugh Mackay and other material, in an eighteenth-century hand, corresponding to parts of Adv.MS.31.7.1, which was published as ‘Memoirs of the war carried on in Scotland and Ireland'., 18th century.

Identifier: MS.3739
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

The Memoirs, etc. (folio 1; corresponding to pages 1-124 of the Bannatyne Club edition);

French letters to King William III and Portland, 1690 (folio 204; Bannatyne Club, pages 171-217);

Portions of the French account of the Irish campaign (folio 283).

The text contains verbal differences from that of Adv.MS.31.7.1.

Dates: 18th century.

'Memoirs of the family of Grant. Written in the year 1752', being a history and genealogy of the Grants of Grant and several of their principal cadets.

Identifier: MS.10970
Scope and Contents

The text was compiled in 1752, but has additions up to 1773, and is written on paper watermarked 1811. The manuscript may originally have been compiled by William Grant, Lord Prestongrange, the account of whose life is unusually detailed (folio 48) and whose Hanoverian politics are reflected in the account of some eighteenth-century Grants (for example folio 43).

Dates: 1752-1773.

Memoirs of the Rev Donald J. Gillies.

Identifier: Acc.12991
Scope and Contents

Memoirs concerning life on the island of Saint Kilda before the evacuation of the last residents in 1930, his emigration to Canada and his pastoral work in Vancouver.

Dates: Circa 1910-1993.

Microfilm of miscellaneous account books and copy of ‘An Account of the Lord’s Gracious dealing with me; and of his remarkable hearing and answering my supplications’.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1046
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Copy of ‘An Account of the Lord`s Gracious dealing with me; and of his remarkable hearing and answering my supplications’, being the religious memoirs of Mrs Marion Veitch, wife of William Veitch, minister of Dumfries, written apparently in or about 1711, the date of the latest events recorded (Adv.MS.34.6.22), 41 frames;Account book of the Sutherland estates (Dep.313/502), 121 frames;Account book of the Sutherland estates (Dep.313/503)...
Dates: 1650-1693, ?1711.

Microfilm of miscellaneous material concerning Tipu Sultan., 1574-1923.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.785
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Letters, 1714-1796, to Dr Robert Douglas, Minister of Galashiels (MS.3116);Miscellaneous letters and papers, 1574-1923, collected by William Kirk Dickson (MS.3998);Letter-book, 'C', 17 June-15 August 1783, of James Stuart (MS.8390);Printed correspondence, 1791, between the Governments of Bengal and Madras, concerning the attack of Tippoo Sultan on Travancore (MS.8455);Correspondence and papers, 1783, of John Coxe...
Dates: 1574-1923.

Microfilm of the original manuscript, from the Scots College in Paris, of the memoirs of the Chevalier de Johnstone.

Identifier: MS.1028 [Mf.MSS.1]
Scope and Contents The memoirs consist of: volume i, "Mémoires de la Guerre d’Escosse en 1745”; volume ii, narrative of Chevalier Johnstone's adventures from 1746 to 1760; volume iii, "Guerre de l’lsle Royal et Siège de Louisbourg en 1758; La Guerre de Canada. Campagne de 1759” (containing "Dialogue des Morts entre M. le Marquis de Montcalm . . . et M. Wolf", “Suite de la Campagne de 1759”, and “Campagne de 1760. Jusques à la capitulation générale . . . faite le 7 Sepre. 1760".The volume bears the...
Dates: 1745-1760.

Microfilm of Women's Language and Experience. Part 4. Reel 1., 2nd half of 17th century-early 18th century.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1312
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Copies, early 18th century, of letters and memoirs, 1675-early 18th century, of covenanters (Adv.MS.32.4.4);Copies, early 18th century, of autobiographies and other works, 2nd half of 17th century-early 18th century, of covenanters (Adv.MS.34.5.19);Copy of “An Account of the Lord’s Gracious dealing with me; and of his remarkable hearing and answering my supplications”, being the religious memoirs of Mrs Marion Veitch, wife of William...
Dates: 2nd half of 17th century-early 18th century.