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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Books of blank pages, usually ruled, used for taking notes, especially by pupils and students for taking class notes or writing or drawing exercises. .

Found in 3331 Collections and/or Records:

2nd Notebook of Thomas Carlyle., 1831-1832.

Identifier: Acc.14412/3
Scope and Contents

Includes notes Carlyle's movements, visits, and research interests, and records of meetings with literary figures such as Allan Cunningham and Sir Walter Scott.

Dates: 1831-1832.

3rd Notebook of Thomas Carlyle., 1832-1866.

Identifier: Acc.14412/4
Scope and Contents

Includes notes on Goethe, research in the Advocates' Library, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Also includes some newspaper cuttings of articles written by Carlyle with coments on the articles.

Dates: 1832-1866.

4th Notebook of Thomas Carlyle., 1866-1873.

Identifier: Acc.14412/5
Scope and Contents

Includes some newspaper cuttings of articles by Carlyle with further notes added by Carlyle.

Dates: 1866-1873.

20 notebooks of Naomi Mitchison.

Identifier: Acc.10461
Scope and Contents

Literary and personal notes and the typescript of "Yet it shall be Tempest Tost", an account of an experiment with mescalin during the 1960s.

Dates: 1977-1990 and undated.

22 notebooks, 1942, containing the corrected manuscript of A J Cronin, "The Keys of the Kingdom".

Identifier: Acc.9873
Scope and Contents

With a copy of the novel inscribed by Cronin and a letter, 1950, of Cronin.

Dates: 1942-1950.

34 Notebooks of John 'Jock' M Watt relating to Speedway., 1952-1953, undated.

Identifier: Acc.14486/2-35
Scope and Contents

The notebooks here were used by Watt to record Speedway meets, results and interviews with Speedway riders. The Edinburgh Monarchs feature heavily in many of the volumes. Although they are mostly undated, the notebooks are likely to date from the 1950s.

While the notes mainly focus on Speedway, there are notes in some of the volumes relating to other sports, including football and boxing.

Dates: 1952-1953, undated.

41 letters and documents, 1656-1667, mostly of General George Monck to Sir Thomas Morgan, Commander of the army in Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh.

Identifier: Acc.10583
Scope and Contents

Concern miltary arrangements.

With notebook, 1660, of Morgan as governor and later personal accounts, 1680s to 1690s.

Dates: 1656-circa 1699.

“1916 and 1917” notes and calculations., 1916-1917.

Identifier: Acc.13827/268
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The papers cover six centuries worth of family and estate papers of the Forbes, the Stuart Forbes, and the Trefusis families. Alexander de Forbes (c.1380-1448) was created the 1st Lord Forbes around 1440, the Lords Forbes of Pitsligo were descended from Sir William Forbes, brother of Alexander. The title was created in 1633 for Alexander Forbes (d.1636). His descendant Alexander Forbes, 4th Lord Forbes of Pitsligo (1678-1762) forfeited his estates following his support for the Jacobites in...
Dates: 1916-1917.

A series of notebooks containing biographical information on British poets used, or intended to be used, in the publication of a dictionary of British poets., Mid 19th century.

Identifier: MSS.42592-42595
Scope and Contents

The notebooks serve more as an assortment of information - notes, press cuttings and documentary evidence, such as copies of wills - to be used in the preparation of the specific entries of the dictionary, than as a considered manuscript. In many cases only the heading of the name of the poet has been entered.

None of the volumes has an index.

Dates: Mid 19th century.

Academic and literary papers of the family of Fletcher of Saltoun., 17th century-1843.

Identifier: MSS.17784-17806
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Fletchers were merchants in Dundee, who came to prominence towards the end of the sixteenth century in the person of Robert, burgess and bailie of Dundee, who purchased various lands in Forfar which were consolidated into the estate of Innerpeffer; he died in 1622. His eldest son Sir Andrew was admitted an ordinary judge in 1623 (his brothers were James, merchant burgess of Dundee; Robert, of Bencho; and Sir George, of Restennet, advocate, through whose holding of the priory lands of...
Dates: 17th century-1843.

Account-books of the family of Erskine of Alva., Circa 1635-1807.

Identifier: MSS.5103-5111
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The papers are chiefly of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

For a genealogical tree of the Erskine family, see MS.5115.

Dates: Circa 1635-1807.

Account-books of William and James Chisholme., 1769-1812.

Identifier: MSS.5478-5495
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers presumably came into the possession of Charles St Clair, 15th Lord Sinclair, after his marriage to James Chisholme’s daughter in 1802. Charles Chisholme was captain of the East India ship 'Gatton'; James and William Chisholme, his brothers, owned sugar plantations in Jamaica.William Chisholme became the owner of Thomas's River, North Hall, Health Crawl and Breadland Pen in Clarendon, Jamaica, as well as owning a quarter share of Trout Hall, Green River, Troys and...
Dates: 1769-1812.

Additional papers of the Reverend Dr John MacInnes, containing mostly historical notebooks., 1841-1891, 1951-1972, undated.

Identifier: Acc.10022/135-161
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Papers mostly containing historical research notes, lectures, articles and or broadcasts, some in Gaelic, of the Reverend Dr John MacInnes, minister of Halkirk (1934-1955) and of Hopeman (1955-1966) and historian of Highland evangelicalism. The collection consists mostly of notebooks, many very miscellaneous in content: only in principal content of each notebook or file is noted.

Dates: 1841-1891, 1951-1972, undated.

Address books and notebook of Elizabeth Oliver., 1938-1945, undated.

Identifier: MSS.24718-24720
Scope and Contents From the Series: Peter Oliver served with Coke's Rifles during the Second World War until his death on active service in Burma in 1945. Included here are papers relating to his army career. However, he is better known as a mountaineer, and particularly as a member of two unsuccessful Everest expeditions in 1936 and 1938. Climbing regularly in the Himalayas and to a lesser extent in the Alps during the 1930s, Oliver's papers are noteworthy for his detailed climbing journals, his articles on mountaineering,...
Dates: 1938-1945, undated.

Advocate's opinion notebooks of David Hope., 1978-1989.

Identifier: Acc.13568/1-46
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series comprises notebooks recording David Hope's legal opinions at different stages of his legal career and a fee notebook recording financial matters.

Dates: 1978-1989.

'Analytical processes', a chemist's notebook of work on papermaking., 20th century.

Identifier: MS.20749
Scope and Contents

The name of James Alexander Lumsden appears at the front.

Dates: 20th century.