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Paper money. Money.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Officially circulating media of exchange manufactured from paper; used in Asia from the 8th century and issued in Europe from the 17th century.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence and financial papers., 1810-1852.

 File
Identifier: MS.573, folios 31-55
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: forged One Pound Note of the Commercial Bank of Scotland, 1810 (folio 31); petition of Nathaniel Gow for a pension, with correspondence, 1826 (folio 32); letter signed by four Principal Clerks of Session (including Thomas Thomson) relating to the accounts for office room, etc., 1848 (folio 48); letter of Duncan McNeill, afterwards 1st Baron Colonsay, 1848 (folio 50); letter of Charles Neaves, Solicitor-General, to William Edmonstoune Aytoun, Sheriff of Orkney,...
Dates: 1810-1852.

Ephemera, postcards and objects retained by James Johnston., ?1960s-1990s?

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Acc.13818/568-569
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Major-General James Johnston was born in Edinburgh in August 1939. He was educated at George’s Watson’s College, Welbeck College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, from which he was commissioned in July 1959 into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He underwent postgraduate training at the Royal Military Academy of science and REME Officers School. His training was completed by 1965 and he served several appointments as commanding officer within Germany and the United...
Dates: ?1960s-1990s?

Letter to Anna J Mill from a correspondent in Germany.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.6284
Scope and Contents

Written partly on four 50 million Mark notes.

Dates: 1924.

Papers of Derek Suttie relating to the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13590/1-4
Content Description

Records concerning the activities of Derek Suttie relating to the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014, specifically through engagement with Workers Educational Association (WEA) Scotland, Adult Learning Project (ALP) Edinburgh and Crisis (part of The Salvation Army).

Dates: 2014

Papers of Nancy Forsyth, SNP activist.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.14591
Scope and Contents Nancy Forsyth was born Nancy Gray in Grantown-on-Spey and educated at Grantown Grammar School. She worked for the Post Office and Royal Bank of Scotland in Inverness, where her husband Willie Forsyth was a colleague. She became actively involved in politics after signing the Scottish Covenant in 1951, working first as a branch organiser for the Liberal Party in Inverness. She had joined and started to actively canvass for the Scottish National Party by the Pollok by-election in March 1967,...
Dates: 1971-2005.

Personal correspondence and papers of Alastair Trevor Clark., [1923]-2005.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.12598/11-29
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The papers concern Alastair Trevor Clark’s writing and colonial duties from the beginning of his career in 1949 until the end of his professional career in 1990. They relate to colonial relations within Nigeria and other countries including Hong Kong and the Solomon Islands. The papers comprise letters, manuscript, articles, printed material, maps, government documents, despatches, press cuttings, photographs and reprints of articles.

Dates: [1923]-2005.

Photocopies of ephemera sent by Private David Mackenzie to his wife, Elizabeth., 1935, 1944.

 File
Identifier: Acc.12870/26
Scope and Contents

Ephemera includes:

Souvenir programme, ‘Roman Theatre, Hippone, North Africa’, 14 June 1944. Temporary notes issues in 1944 by the Bank of Algeria. Half-million Drachma note, 1944. Italian banknote, 1935. Concert programme, Constant Lambert conducting the Friends of Music Symphony Concert, December 1944.

Dates: 1935, 1944.

Scrapbook of John Blackwood Greenshields., 1679-1888, undated.

 Item
Identifier: MS.19769
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The scrapbooks contain letters, circulars, verse, press-cuttings, burgess-tickets, stamps, bank-notes, and miscellaneous papers of and relating to the Greenshields family. In particular, the scrapbooks reflect John Blackwood Greenshield's interest in antiquarian matters and local politics.

Dates: 1679-1888, undated.

Scrapbook of John Blackwood Greenshields., 1789-1895, undated.

 Item
Identifier: MS.19770
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The scrapbooks contain letters, circulars, verse, press-cuttings, burgess-tickets, stamps, bank-notes, and miscellaneous papers of and relating to the Greenshields family. In particular, the scrapbooks reflect John Blackwood Greenshield's interest in antiquarian matters and local politics.

Dates: 1789-1895, undated.

Scrapbooks of John Blackwood Greenshields., 1679-1895, undated.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.19769-19770
Scope and Contents

The scrapbooks contain letters, circulars, verse, press-cuttings, burgess-tickets, stamps, bank-notes, and miscellaneous papers of and relating to the Greenshields family. In particular, the scrapbooks reflect John Blackwood Greenshield's interest in antiquarian matters and local politics.

Dates: 1679-1895, undated.